February 27, 2011

Women’s Track & Field Earns Fourth at 2011 Ivy League Heptagonal Championships

New York, NY- The Brown University women's track & field team earned fourth place with 50 points at the 2011 Ivy League Indoor Heptagonal Championships this weekend hosted at The Armory. Brown senior Brynn Smith highlighted the weekend by earning titles in both the shot put and weight throw to earn First Team All-Ivy honors in both events.

Princeton captured first place in the championships this weekend with 128 points, and was followed by Columbia (123), Cornell (87.66), Brown (50), Harvard (48) and Dartmouth (39). Penn (27.33) finished seventh and Yale (24) rounded out the finishers in eighth.

Smith garnered the shot put title with a throw of 51-09.75, while teammate Victoria Buhr followed close behind in fourth place with a toss of 46-10.75. Also competing in the event was rookie Jessica Eason, who finished in 11th place in her first Ivy championship with a 42-01.50 (12.84m). Smith had an outstanding performance in the weight throw as well, throwing a dominating 60-01.00 to collect her second title. Sophomore Lacey Craker also competed in the weight throw, tossing a 52-10.00 for seventh place.

Senior Rachel Biblo picked up Second Team All-Ivy honors for the Bears with a second place finish in the triple jump. She registered a mark of 40-11.50 (12.48m) just behind Columbia's Queen Okeke's first-place leap of 41-10.75. Biblo also picked up sixth place in the long jump, recording a distance of 18-04.50 (5.60m). Gabriella Baiter also competed in the triple jump for the Bears and earned fourth place with a 40-07.00 (12.37m).

In the pole vault, Brown's top finisher was Hannah Wallace, who earned seventh place with a 12-01.50 (3.70m) and senior Natasha Smith combined for 3,128 points to finish 12th in the indoor pentathlon. Freshman Nealy Williams also competed in the pentathlon, earning a 2,583 for 14th.

In the running events, Susan Scavone ran the 60m hurdles in 8.69 seconds for third place. Freshman Colby Lubman finished sixth overall in the 400m dash with a time of 56.36 seconds, and Samantha Adelberg earned fourth place in the 800m run with a 2:09.67. Kesley Ramsey led Bruno in the one mile run, crossing the finish line in seventh place with a time of 4:58.53, and was followed by Elaine Kuckertz, who ran a 5:09.46 for 10th.

In the 3,000m run, Brown was led by Ari Garber's 11th time of 9:47.10, as Olivia Mickle came in right behind with a 9:58.47 for 16th. Margaret Connelly earned 10th place in the 5,000m run with a 16:59.83, and freshman Heidi Caldwell picked up 11th with a 16:59.97 and Lauren Pischel in 16th with a 17:44.42.

Brown's 4x400m relay team finished in fifth place with a 3:49.39. The squad comprised of senior Brielle Beaudette, Lubman, senior Lucy Higgins and Samantha Adelberg.

The Bears will now send athletes to the ECAC/IC4A's in Boston on March 5-6.