February 12, 2011

Women’s Track & Field Takes Third at NYRR Saturday Night at The Armory

COMPLETE RESULTS

New York, NY- Led by Brynn Smith's title in the weight throw, the Brown women's track & field team finished in third place with an 84.50 at the NYRR Saturday Night at The Armory.   Columbia placed first with a total of 166.50 and Virginia came in second with 110 points in the 17-team field.

Smith captured the weight throw title with a toss of 17.98 and teammate Lacy Craker earned sixth place in the event with a 16.69m throw.  Smith also had a solid performance for the Bears in the shot put, throwing a 14.93m for second.   Victoria Buhr followed close behind throwing a 13.13m for sixth place. 

In the triple jump, Gabriela Baiter secured second place with a 12.19m leap, and Hannah Wallace was Brown's top pole vaulter with a 3.50m height. Chelsea Hartigan followed behind Wallace with a fifth place pole vault (3.40m), and Jara Crear's 5.31m leap in the long jump garnered eighth.    

 

The Bears also had some solid results in the running events, which included a second place finish by Rosie Fleming in the 1,000m run (2:53.68).   Michaeline Nelson was close behind with a 2:57.45 for fifth and Melanie Fineman came in eighth with a 2:57.45. 

Colby Lubman ran the 400m dash in 56.99 seconds for fifth place, and Brielle Beaudette ran the 500m dash in 1:18.83 to finish in sixth.   Kesley Ramsey earned a sixth place finish in the one-mile run (5:01.59), and behind Ramsey was Adelberg (5:03.74) in eighth and Ari Garber (5:04.74) in ninth. 

Bree Shugarts, Emily Mepham and Jenn Thomas competed in the 800m run.  Shugarts ran a 2:16.92 for eighth place, and was followed by Mepham's 2:17.69 for 12th and Thomas' 15th place time of 2:18.30. 

Susan Scavone ran the 60m hurdles in 8.85 seconds to capture fifth place, and in the 200m dash Nealy Williams finished 17th (26.13) and Scavone came in 19th (26.68). 

In the 3,000m run, Margaret Connelly crossed the finish line in 9:46.49 for seventh, while Heidi Caldwell came in 11th with a 9:56.37.  Kate DeSimone ran a 9:58.40 for 12th and Elaine Kuckertz followed close behind with a 9:58.43 for 13th

The Bears also had a great performance for its 4x800m relay squad, which earned second place with a 9:01.94.   The squad comprised of Samantha Adelberg, Kesley Ramsey, Lucy Higgins and Rosie Fleming. 

The Bears will be back in action on Feb. 20 at the USATF New Englands and will then compete at the Ivy League Heptagonal Indoor Championships on Feb. 26.