Princeton, NJ- The Brown men's and women's track & field team competed at the Larry Ellis Memorial Invitational hosted at Princeton University on Friday and Saturday afternoon. Both squads had solid performances on both the track and in the field events, as the team will now prepare to compete in the Penn Relays next weekend.
The men's squad had some great performances, which includes John Spooney's 100m dash title in his heat in 10.82 seconds. Teammate Marc Howland finished sixth in the same heat in 11.13 seconds. Spooney also earned second place in the 200m dash heat in 21.41 seconds, while Howland ran in heat six to earn first place with a 22.53.
Brown's Zach Keefer earned third place in heat three in the 400m hurdles in 55.21 seconds, and Alexander Lipinsky finished 10th in the hammer throw with a 53.68m (176-01) toss, and Daniel Smith earned 11th in the shot put with a 15.28m (50-01.75) throw. Smith also competed in the discus and earned 10th with a 143-04.
Kenneth Thompson finished in second place in the triple jump with a 46-01.50, and Jonathan Dieujuste placed ninth with a 45-05.75. Paul Grandstrand earned sixth in the javelin with a distance of 185-11, and Michael Bieszard came in eighth place with a 180-00.
For the women, Susan Scavone earned fourth place in heat three in the 100m hurdles crossing the finish line in 14.74 seconds, and Nealy Williams earned sixth in heat five in 16.49 seconds. Williams went on to win the 400m hurdles heat with a time of 1:06.57.
Colby Lubman finished in fifth in heat two in the 400m dash in 58.70 seconds, and Brielle Beaudette finished fifth in heat five in 59.48 seconds. Lubman earned second in her heat's 200m dash in 25.32 seconds as well, and Beaudette earned third in heat seven crossing the finish line in 26.59 seconds.
Jara Crear earned ninth in the long jump with a 17-03.25 and in the javelin throw, Nathasha Smith placed 14th overall with a 122-00.
Lacey Craker earned fifth place in the hammer throw with a 166-08, and in the pole vault Hannah Wallace and Chelsea Hartigan finished in seventh place with a height of 11-05.75. Craker also competed in the discus throw in earned fifth place with a distance of 139-07. Also competing in the discus was freshman Jessica Eason, who finished 17th overall with a 111-10.
A few Bears also headed to Louisiana State University to competed at the 2011 Alumni Gold Race hosted at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium.
Brynn Smith finished in second place in the hammer throw with a 197-06 and went on to earn fourth in the shot put with a toss of 47-09.25.
Victoria Buhr tossed a third place throw of 157-06 in the discus and ninth in the shot put with a 45-03.75. Rachel Biblo put up a big personal record in the long jump with a distance of 19-04.75 and Niina Al-Hasaan earned third place in the javelin with a 142-10.
Also, Samantha Adelberg earned sixth place in the 800m run with a time of 2:08.84. From the men's team Nick Keeling finished second in the javelin with a 215-08.
The Bears are back in action at the Penn Relays from April 28-30, and will then host the Spring Springtime Open at Brown Stadium on May 1.