Providence, RI- The Brown University Track & Field teams continued to prepare for the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships next weekend hosted at Yale by competing at both the Penn Relays and the Brown Springtime Invitational this weekend. Gabriela Baiter boasted a second-place in the triple jump to lead the Bears at the Penn Relays, while six titles were garnered in Providence during the Springtime Invitational.
Baiter had a phenomenal performance in the triple jump earning a 12.63m mark (41-5.25) for the Bears to place second overall. She placed just behind Coppin State's Christina Epps' 12.67m (41-7) leap, and was far ahead of the Long Island's third-place finisher Danay Spencer's 12.33m mark (40-5.5).
Also competing at Penn was the men's distance medley relay team comprised of Kevin Cooper, Zach Keefer, Erik Berg and Dan Lowry. The squad ran a swift 9:51.78 to finish in second place behind Yale's DMR group that ran a 9:50.88.
The Bears' 4x400m relay of Ajani Brown, Nathan Elder, Matt Bevil and John Spooney earned fourth place with a time of 3:21.13, and in the 4x100 heats the Bears' squad of Marc Howland, Spooney, Mike Mazerik and Evan Weinstock finished 25th with a 41.64.
At the Springtime Invitational at Brown Stadium, the women's squad picked up six titles this afternoon.
Samantha Adelberg won the 800m run with a PR of 2:07.99, as teammates Bree Shugarts (2:11.81) and Kesley Ramsey (2:13.12) followed in second and third place, respectively. Also, Tess Plant-Thomas earned fifth with a 2:14.90 and Emily Mepham picked up sixth with a 2:15.19.
Brielle Beaudette finished sixth in the 200m dash with a 25.72 seconds and Colby Lubman earned second in the 400 with a 57.35. Olivia Thomas followed in fifth with a 57.99, Beaudette in sixth with a 58.30, and Lucy Higgins in seventh with a 58.33.
Elaine Kuckertz garnered the 1,500m run championship with a time of 4:32.69, as Megan Fitzpatrick followed in fifth (4:40.28), Michaeline Nelson in sixth (4:41.40) and Milanie Fineman in ninth (4:43.92).
In the 3,000m run, Rachel Baker earned second place with a 10:32.15 and Kelsey Albright finished right behind in third place with a 10:49.64. In the 5,000, Brianna Rogers placed third with an 18:42.65, and Cara Harrison (19:02.40) and Erin Hannen (21:12.53) finished in fifth and sixth place.
Susan Scavone won the 100m hurdles in 14.66 seconds, and Nealy Williams finished in fourth in the 400m hurdles with a 1:05.92. Teammates Galia Deitz (1:06.73) and Amanda Filiberto (1:10.29) came in right behind in fifth and sixth place.
Brown's 4x400m relay comprised of Lubman, Beaudette, Filiberto and Deitz won with a 3:56.15 and the 4x100m relay of Beaudette, Lubman, Williams and Scavone ran the track in 48.47 seconds for second place.
Hannah Wallance won the pole vault with a 3.50m height, and Chelsea Hartigan and Hanna McPhee both gave a solid 3.35m effort for third place. Jocelyn West finished in fourth in the high jump with a height of 1.60m. In the long jump, Jara Crear finished fourth for the Bears with a 5.51m distance.
Brynn Smith captured the shot put title with a 15.31m distance, and Victoria Buhr came in fifth with a 13.26m throw. Also competing was Jessica Eason, who tossed a 12.69m to earn seventh. Smith went on to earn second in the hammer throw with a 60.19m distance, and was followed by Lacey Craker's 57.28m third place distance.
In the discus, Buhr led the Bears with a second place distance of 47.38m, Lacey Craker earned third with a 46.37m and Eason placed eighth with a 35.29.