Caldwell Leads Women’s Track & Field at Terrier Invite, Joe Donahue Games

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Senior Heidi Caldwell (Hanover, N.H.) broke the school record in the 3,000 meters and three other Bears recorded top-10 program finishes as the Brown women's track & field team competed at the Boston University Terrier Invitational and the Northeastern Joe Donahue Games over the weekend.

At the BU Terrier Invite, Caldwell placed seventh overall in the 3,000 meters as she crossed the finish line in a time of 9:28.48, breaking the school record of 9:30.28 previously set by Smita Gupta in 2008.

"I was very pleased overall with where we are this early in the season," said Tim Springfield, Director of Track & Field. "Heidi ran an excellent race in a strong field--setting a school record in her first race of the season is a great accomplishment.  I'm excited to see how far she can go this season."

In the 500 meters, junior Alex Stanton (Medfield, Mass.) finished fifth overall in the 55-runner field, crossing the finish line in a time of 1:14.17 for the fourth-best time in program history.

Senior Sasha Teninty (Eugene, Ore.) also posted a top-10 finish as she placed fifth in the 800 meters with a time of 2:11.06, marking the fifth-best time in program history.

Senior Katherine DeSimone (Fort Wayne, Ind.) recorded a top-10 program time as she placed 12th overall in the mile, finishing at 4:52.11 in the 127-runner field.

At the Joe Donahue Games, hosted by Northeastern University, sophomore Lily Harrington (West Hartford, Conn.) captured first place in the 3,000 meters as she topped the 26-runner field with a time of 9:51.96. Junior Leah Eickhoff (Hanover, N.H.) placed third in the event at 9:57.82.

Freshman Taylor Worthy (Medfield, Mass.) posted a runner-up finish in the 800 meters, crossing the line in a time of 2:15.65.

In the field, senior Victoria Buhr (Cheboygan, Mich.) claimed the shot put with a winning toss of 14.52 meters, while Kebbeh Darpolor (Pecos, Texas) won the weight throw with a toss of 17.26 meters.

On Saturday, Rachel Van Metre (Swarthmore, Pa.) competed in the pentathlon at the Harvard Multi-Events Challenge, finishing 11th overall with 2,890 points.

The Bears return to action on Saturday, Feb. 1 when they compete at the URI Invitational at 11 a.m.