PRINCETON, N.J. – The Brown University women's track & field team is currently in second place with 32 points after the first day of the Ivy League Outdoor Track & Field Championships hosted at Princeton University.
Cornell is currently in first place (44), followed by Princeton (24) in third, Penn (20) and Columbia (20) in fourth, Dartmouth (9) in sixth and Harvard (6) in seventh.
Lacey Craker (Baraboo, Wis.), who is the defending champion in the hammer throw, recorded a runner-up finish in the event with a toss of 200-04.
On the track, Olivia Mickle (Sacramento, Calif.) also posted a second-place finish in the 10,000 meters as she crossed the finish line in a time of 33:29.85 to break the school record.
"We had a very good first day. Our veteran leaders were outstanding," " said Tim Springfield, Interim Director of Track and Field. "Lacey Craker was tremendous again, becoming only the third Ivy League athlete ever to break 200 feet in the hammer throw. Olivia Mickle ran an inspired race in the 10,000m, breaking the school record by over 20 seconds. Some of our younger athletes also stepped up big. Bri Crimmins PR'd by an amazing amount to place second in the long jump."
Back in the field, Hannah Wallace (Whitefish Bay, Wis.) registered a third-place finish in the pole vault with a cleared height on 12-02.50. Niina Al-Hassan (Secaucus, N.J.), last year's champion in the javelin, placed seventh overall in the event with a toss of 138-05.
Also on the track, Emmaline Suchland (Seattle, Wash.) placed fifth in the preliminaries of the 100 meters and qualified for the finals in a time of 12.16, while Alexandra Stanton (Medfield, Mass.) also qualified for the finals of the 400-meter hurdles with a fourth-place finish in a time of 1:00.03.
Elaine Kuckertz (Clarendon Hills, Ill.) finished 10th in the preliminaries of the 1,500 meters in a time of 4:30.32 and will move on to Sunday's final.
The Bears wrap up the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships on Sunday, May 5 at 10 a.m.