Craker Paces Women's Track & Field at Brown Invite

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Lacey Craker (Baraboo, Wis.) captured a pair of individual victories as the Brown women's track & field team hosted the Brown Invitational with over 1,300 athletes competing on Saturday at Brown Stadium.

"It's always exciting to compete at Brown Stadium, and this was the largest meet Brown has hosted in many years," said Tim Springfield, Interim Director of Track and Field. "As they have all year, John Spooney and Lacey Craker led the team, each winning multiple events. We're moving into the heart of our season, and today was a strong step forward."

Cracker continued to shine in the throwing events as she captured first place in the discus with an ECAC-qualifying toss of 163-05. She also won the hammer throw with a toss of 192-06 to hit the ECAC mark, while teammate Heather Vermillion (Visalia, Calif.) took second place at 162-03.

In the long jump, Brienna Crimmins (Sacramento, Calif.) topped the field of 21 jumpers with a winning leap of 17-08.75, and Osha Williams (Jamaica, N.Y.) claimed first place in the triple jump with a leap of 37-08.00.

Niina Al-Hassan (Secaucus, N.J.) won the javelin with a winning toss of 134-06, while teammate Holleigh Bergstrom (Eugene, Ore.) was not far behind in third place at 129-09.

The Bears swept the top two spots in the high jump as Morayo Akande (Robinson, Ill.) and Jocelyn West (Fort Mohave, AZ) finished first and second, respectively, at 5-07.00 and 5-05.00. 

Also in the field, Hannah Wallace (Whitefish Bay, Wis.) won the pole vault with an ECAC-qualifying cleared height of 12-05.50. Kebbeh Darpolor (Pecos, Texas) turned in a second-place finish in the shot put with an ECAC-qualifying toss of 48-00.50, while on the track, Emmaline Suchland (Seattle, Wash.) and Colby Lubman (Commack, N.Y.) each took second overall in the 100 meters and 200 meters, respectively, at 12.28 and 25.33.

Katharine Grimes (Chatham, N.J.) finished second overall in the 3,000 meters as she crossed the finish line in a time of 10:03.59.

The Bears return to action on Friday, April 19 when they take part in the Larry Ellis Invitational on the campus of Princeton University.