April 17, 2011

Brown Invitational a Success; Kinsley Opens up With Third Best Javelin Throw in Nation

Providence, RI- The Brown University track & field team hosted its annual Brown Invitational at Brown Stadium yesterday afternoon and had some outstanding performance in its first home meet of the outdoor season.  Highlight the meet was Craig Kinsley's third-best javelin throw in the nation, as well as several personal records and titles were earned throughout the day.

On the track, Bree Shugarts captured the 800m run title in 2:14.44 for the Bears, and was followed by Michaeline Nelson's second place time of 2:15.15 and Kelsey Ramsey's third place time of 2:15.75.  Then, Tess Plant-Thomas finished in fifth and Shannon Stacey earned sixth.  Nealy Williams earned fifth in the 200m dash with a 26.69 seconds

Lucy Higgins finished fifth in the 400m dash with a 59.17 seconds, and Williams came in eighth in 1:01.96.  Samantha Adelberg captured the one mile title with an 11-second personal record of 4:48.41, while four other Bears ran the mile under five minutes.  Rosie Fleming came in third with a 4:52.45, a 15-second personal record, followed by Kesley Ramsey in fourth with a 4:56.11 and Michaeline Nelson ran a 4:57.03 for fifth.  Ciatlin Clark earned sixth place with a 4:57.81.  In seventh was Megan Fitzpatrick with a 5:03/83 and in eighth was Emily Mepham with a 5:03.84.

Fitzpatrick led the Bears in the 3,000m run with a fourth place time of 10:03.56, and Susan Scavone won the 100m hurdle title in 14.48 seconds.  Galia Dietz finished second in the 400m hurdles in 1:07.61, and Amanda Filiberto earned sixth place with a 1:08.46.

The Bears' 4x400m relay of Lucy Higgins Tess Plant-Thomas, Mepham and Shannon Stacey ran a 3:56.68 to win the title nearly six seconds ahead of second place finishers Boston University.

In the field events, Jocelyn West led the Bears in the high jump with a height of 1.50m for fifth place, and in the pole vault the Bears had three tie for second place with a height of 3.20m in Chelsea Hartigan, Hanna McPhee and Hannah Wallace.  Jara Crear earned fourth in the long jump with a 5.53 mark

Brynn Smith captured the shot put title with a distance of 14.62m, and teammate Victoria Buhr followed close behind with a second-place throw of 13.56m.  Freshman Jessica Eason earned fifth in the shot put with a 12.09m.  Buhr garnered the discus championship with a 49.66m throw, and was followed by sophomore Lacey Craker's 48.00m distance for second.   Brynn Smith earned second place in the hammer throw with a 59.33m mark, followed by Craker's 55.48m distance for third place.   The Bears then locked up first through third in the javelin throw, with Natasha Smith leading the way with a 38.77m distance.  Next was Holleigh Bergstrom with a 38.22 for second and then Niina Al-Hassan followed in third with a 36.55.

The Bears will now head to Princeton University to compete in the Larry Ellis Invitational on April 22.