Kingston, RI- The Brown University women's track & field team competed in just their second meet of the indoor season yesterday at the URI Sorlien Invitational. The Bears, who have not competed since the Alden Invitational on Dec. 3, had many solid performances at the meet, including titles in the 60m hurdles, pole vault and the 4x400m relay, as well as top three individual finishes in the weight throw, shot put, long jump, triple jump and 60m dash.
"This was a solid opener from the women after lass than a week back on campus," said Director of Men's & Women's Track & Field Michelle Eisenreich. "We're looking forward to big improvements as our technical abilities come together, our fitness improves and we rest to take advantage of that training later in the winter."
The Bears captured first through third place finishes in the 60m hurdles as senior Susan Scavone led the way by claiming the title. Following behind was freshman Jordan DeLoach in second place, Nealy Williams in third and freshman Kelly Berg in fifth.
"The team did really well after being home for about a month," said Scavone. "All the sprinter girls were looking fast and the 1-2-3 finish in the hurdles was a highlight.
Freshmen Alexandra Stanton and Anna Boughtwood finished in second and third place, respectively, in the 500m run, while Michele Narbonne followed in fifth place for the Brown squad.
The Bears "A" relay claimed the 4x400m relay title as the "B" squad came in right behind for a second place finish.
Sophomore Brienna Crimmins picked up second place in the long jump and Lacey Craker earned third place in the weight throw. In the triple jump, freshman Tina Liu earned a third place mark, while Jessica Eason tossed a third place distance in the shot put.
"Today was a good test to see how hard everyone worked over the winter break," said Jumps/Multi Coach Reuben Jones. "Considering they haven't had an organized practice for so long, I was impressed with their technical efficiency. Once we get back into the swing of competition things are going to really start coming together for the entire squad."
The Bears will now prepare for the Harvard Challenge on Saturday, January 21 and then the New Balance Games in Boston in Friday, January 27.
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