Kingston, RI- The Brown University women's track & field team competed at the University of Rhode Island's Tribute to Charles Torpey Invitational over the weekend and brought home three event wins by Susan Scavone, Megan Palmer and Hannah Wallace.
"In the midst of hard training, there were definitely bright spots today," said Women's middle and long distance coach Mitchell Baker. "Colby (Lubman) in the 400-meters challenged for the win, Hannah (Wallace) cleared a season's best in the vault for first, Megan (Palmer) continues to have a solid indoor season and took the 800-meters, and (co-captain) Susan (Scavone) scrapped together on tired legs another victory in her specialty, the 60-meter hurdles."
Scavone won the 60 m hurdles for the Bears first title and a new field house record at URI, and in the 400m dash, Colby Lubman ran the race in 57.16 on URI's flat track, which converts to 56.46 on banked track (5th on Ivy League performance list).
Megan Palmer won the 800m, Rachel Baker finished in fourth place in the one mile run and the Bears' 4x400m relay comprised of Anna Boughtwood, Megan Palmer, Elena Venable and Tess-Plant Thomas, crossed the finish line in third.
In the field events, Brienna Crimmins placed second in the long jump, Lacey Craker earned second in the weight throw, and Jocelyn West had a sixth place height in the high jump. Brown's Jessica Eason came up with a fifth place throw in the shot put and Hannah Wallace captured the pole vault title with a 3.60m height (11'-09.75"). Also competing in the pole vault was Hannah McPhee, who finished in third and Monica Pechanec who came in fifth.
"We came to URI to continue refining the technical aspects of competition and to give some of our developing athletes a chance to be competitive in small fields," added Baker. "The staff and athletes are definitely looking forward to this week where we'll travel to Boston University for the Valentine Invitational. We'll see very deep fields across the board. We expect to get a good picture of our line-up as we head towards the Heptagonal Championships occurring two weeks later."