Boston, MA- The Brown women's track & field team competed at Boston University's Valentine Invitational this weekend. Several Bears turned in solid performances, including rookie Lauren Waterbury, whose 200m time and 4 x 400m relay performance along with Alex Stanton, Mimi Narbonne, Colby Lubman rank 10th on Brown's all-time top 10 list.
Waterbury was Brown's top finisher in the 200m dash with a time of 25.05 seconds, while her time of 54.62 seconds in the 400m dash is not only third on Brown's top 10 list but Waterbury is also the fifth ranked freshman in the NCAA. It also ranks her first in the Ivy League and is the eighth best time in leauge history. She also competed in the 4x400m relay that finished in second place with a 3:48.24.
Colby Lubman also competed in the 200m dash and finished in 12th place with a 25.21, and Susan Scavone crossed the finish line in 25.84. Scavone also ran the 60m hurdles and finished in 8.80 seconds for seventh place. Lubman followed with a 10th place finish in the 400m dash with a 56.39, and Alexandra Stanton finished in 18th place for the Bears.
Rosie Fleming led Brown in the one-mile run with a 17th place finish, and Elaine Kuckertz followed in 29th and Kate DeSimone came in 34th. Margaret Connelly was the Bears top finisher in the 3,000m run with a 12th place finish and was followed by Ari Garber in 19th. Heidi Caldwell posted a time of 16:37.66 in the 5,000m run to earn fourth place, which ranks her third on the Brown Top 10 List.
Brown's 4x400m relay ran a solid time of 3:48.24 to come in right behind UMass Lowell who crossed the finish line in 3:47.37 to earn the title. The relay team now ranks 10th on the all-time top 10 list. Also, the Bears' distance medley relay team finished in third place with an 11:44.05.
Jara Crear captured the long jump title with a 5.47m leap (17-11.50), and Brienne Crimmins followed in 11th place with a 5.22m distance. In the shot put, Jessica Eason earned fifth place with a 12.96m distance, and Heather Vermillion came in 13th place with an 11.69m toss. Rounding out the field events was Lacey Craker, who placed seventh in the weight throw with a 16.35m toss.