Lowell, MA- The Brown Women's Track & Field team brought home five titles at the George Davis Invitational at the Cushing Field Complex at UMass Lowell this weekend. The non-scoring invitational showcased teams from all three NCAA Divisions as well as many postgraduate independent athletes.
Sophomore Colby Lubman won the 100m dash (12.37 seconds) and finished second in the 200m dash (25.49 seconds). Teammate Lauren Waterbury brought home the 200m dash title (25.04) coming in just before Lubman.
Megan Palmer captured the 800m run title running the race in 2:15.70, and teammate Tess Plant-Thomas finished with a 2:16.86 for second place. Sasha Teninty also ran the 800m and turned in a time of 2:20.57 for ninth.
"Despite the wind and the cold, the sprints and hurdles squad had event winners and top-3 performances across the board," said sprints/hurdles coach Marc Mangiacotti. "I was very happy with the effort and execution that our athletes displayed today."
Freshman Jordan DeLoach earned the 400m hurdle title with a 1:03.34, and Alexandra Stanton followed with a 1:07.44 for ninth.
Freshman Efe Cudjoe finished fourth in the 400m dash with a 1:00.23, while Elena Venable (1:00.82) finished sixth and Michele Narbonne earned seventh (1:01.04). The Bears' 4x100m relay team finished second in 49.08.
In the field events, Jocelyn West came in fourth in the high jump with a 5-01.00 height, and Hannah Wallace and Hanna McPhee finished in second and third place in the pole vault. Wallace earned a 10-11.75 height while McPhee had a 10-06.00. Also competing in the event was Monica Pechanec, who finished seventh with a 10-06.00. Jara Crear placed third in the long jump with a distance of 18-05.75
"I think Jara jumped really well today," said jumps/multis coach Reuben Jones. "She had several solid jumps around 3" off of her PR. Given the conditions, I was very happy with the way she performed."
"Kenny and Jara are coming into their own and beginning to lead our jumps group after last spring and the graduation of such an exceptional group," added Jones. "These two are really good indicators of where the jumps program is heading."
The Bears will now get ready for the Brown Invitational on Saturday, April 14.