May 5, 2012

Women’s Track & Field Earns Second After Day One of Heptagonal Championships

Philadelphia, Pa. – The Brown women's track & field team combined for 38 points to place second after the first day of competition at the Ivy League Outdoor Championships hosted at the University of Pennsylvania.

Cornell edged Brown by just one point (39), as Princeton (26) follows in third, Columbia in fourth (22), Harvard (14) in fifth, Yale (6) and Penn (6) in sixth, and Dartmouth (4) in eighth.

"Day one was marked by really successful individual performances and we are very well positioned for day two and a run at more PR's and competitive performances," said Director of Track & Field Michelle Eisenreich.

Freshman Lauren Waterbury and sophomore Colby Lubman qualified for the 400m dash finals tomorrow. Waterbury ran the race in 53.96 seconds for first place, while Lubman crossed in 55.27 for sixth.

Both Bree Shugarts and Rosie Fleming will advance in the 1,500m run. Shugarts finished ninth with a 4:34.61 and Fleming came in right behind with a 4:35.63 for ninth.

Olivia Mickle garnered second in the 10,000m run finals with a 34:33.60, and senior Susan Scavone will compete in the finals in the 100m hurdles after finishing second in the prelims with a 14:29.

Freshman Alexandra Stanton finished fifth in the 400m hurdles with a 1:01.32 to advance to the finals, and junior Lacey Craker won the hammer throw with a 182-11 toss. It is the program's League-high seventh title in that event as her throw was three feet better than the runner up from Cornell. Also winning a title was Niina Al-Hassan, who threw a 154-10 in the javelin.

In the pole vault, junior Hannah Wallace finished in third with a 12-01.50, and in the long jump, Jara Crear placed third with an 18-10.00 distance.