Women’s Track & Field Finishes Sixth at Ivy League Heptagonal Championship

PRINCETON, N.J. – Six Bears earned All-Ivy honors as the Brown University women's track & field team finished in sixth place with 78 points at the 2013 Ivy League Outdoor Heptagonal Championship over the weekend hosted at Princeton University. 


Cornell won the meet with 145 points, followed by Columbia (121) in second, Harvard (118) in third, Princeton (104) in fourth, Dartmouth (81) in fifth, Brown, Penn (56) in seventh and Yale (10) in eighth.

Brown was impressive in the discus on Sunday, led by Victoria Buhr (Cheboygan, Mich.) with a winning toss of 159-08 to earn first team All-Ivy accolades. Lacey Craker (Baraboo, Wis.) and Kebbeh Darpolor (Pecos, Texas) placed third and fourth in the event, respectively, with tosses of 153-05 and 150-06.

Darpolor also added a runner-up finish in the shot put on Sunday with a throw of 47-02.25 to make second team All-Ivy, while Buhr took fifth in the event at 45-03.50.

Craker, the defending league champion in the hammer throw, recorded a runner-up finish in the event on the first day with a toss of 200-04 to pick up second team All-Ivy honors.

Also in the field on the first day, Brienna Crimmins (Sacramento, Calif.) was runner-up in the long jump with a leap of 19-07.00 for second team All-Ivy.

On the track, Olivia Mickle (Sacramento, Calif.) placed third overall in the 5,000 meters on Sunday in a time of 16:21.29, the second-best time on program history. On the first day, Mickle posted a runner-up finish in the 10,000 meters, breaking the school record in a time of 33:29.85 to earn All-Ivy Second Team accolades.

On Sunday, Alexandra Stanton (Medfield, Mass.) placed third in the 400-meter hurdle finals as she crossed the finish line in a time of 59.88, while Emmaline Suchland (Seattle, Wash.) recorded a fifth-place finish in Sunday's finals of the 100 meters as the freshman posted a time of 12.21. 

On the first day, Hannah Wallace (Whitefish Bay, Wis.) tied for second place in the pole vault with a cleared height on 12-02.50 to make second team All-Ivy. 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.

On Sunday, Morayo Akande (Robinson, Ill.) placed sixth overall in the high jump with a cleared height of 5-06.00.

The Bears return to action on May 11-12 for the ECAC Championships in Princeton, N.J.