May 4, 2010

Women’s Track & Field Ranked Seventh In Northeast Region

Providence, RI- The USTFCCCA has recently ranked the Brown University women's track & field team seventh in the Northeast Region.  The Bears, who are coming off a ranking of sixth last week, have had some very strong performances leading up to this point which certainly gives the squad a reason to be excited for its upcoming meets. The Bears are currently preparing for the 2010 Outdoor Ivy League Heptagonal Championships hosted at Princeton May 8-9.

Junior Brynn Smith (hammer throw), senior Danielle Grunloh (discus) and senior Ariel Wright (5,000m) have already broken the school record in their respective events and nine women have hit ECAC qualifying marks. 

This year, NCAA qualification will be determined at two regional competition sites (East and West).  The top 48 performances will be accepted into the regional meet off a descending order list.  The top 12 performances from each regional meet will then advance to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon. 

BROWN'S OUTDOOR TOP PERFORMANCES:

NAME PERFORMANCE IVY LEAGUE RANK REGIONAL RANK
Danielle Grunloh 51'4.5" (Shot) 173'3 (discus) 1st and 1st 9th and 9th
Brynn Smith 50'1.75 (Shot) 192'4 (hammer) 2nd and 1st 12th and 19th
Ariel Wright 16:22.18 (5,000m) 4th 19th
Anja Hergrueter 5'8.5" (High Jump) 1st 37th
Gabriela Baiter 40'7.75 (Triple Jump) 1st 27th
Samantha Adelberg 2:08.90 (800m) 2nd 30th
Lauren Pischel 16:44.03 (5,000m) 7th 53rd
Hannah Wallace 11'11.75 6th  
Susan Scavone 14.55 (100m hurdles) 5th  
Rachel Biblo 39'6.5" (Triple Jump) 6th  
Victoria Buhr 45'6.5 (Shot) 148'7" (discus) 6th and 3rd  
Lacey Craker 145'8" (discus) 164'9 (hammer) 4th and 3rd  
Natasha Smith 133' (javelin) 3rd  
Katie Wood 132'6 (javelin) 4th  

 

Pictured: Gabriela Baiter (by dspics.net)