Women’s Track & Field Stands in Fifth After Day One of Ivy Championships

HANOVER, N.H. – The Brown University women's track & field team is currently in fifth place with 20 points after the first day of the Ivy League Indoor Track & Field Championships on the campus of Dartmouth College.

"This was a very strong first day," said Tim Springfield, Director of Track & Field. "We sent a lot of athletes to the finals and we're looking forward to tomorrow."

Senior Heidi Caldwell (Hanover, N.H.) turned in a fourth-place finish in the 5,000 meters as she crossed the finish line in a time of 16:29.59.

In the field, the Bears put together a strong performance in the shot put as Victoria Buhr (Cheboygan, Mich.) and Heather Vermillion (Visalia, Calif.) took second and fifth, respectively, with throws of 47-01.50 and 45-02.25.

Senior Brienna Crimmins (Sacramento, Calif.) placed third overall in the long jump with a leap of 18-07.25.

Sophomore Rachel Van Metre (Swarthmore, Pa.) took seventh in the preliminaries of the 60-meter hurdles at 8.82 to qualify for the finals.

Sophomore Emmaline Suchland (Seattle, Wash.) qualified for the final of the 60 meters with a time of 7.68, while Alex Stanton (Medfield, Mass.) took seventh in the preliminaries of the 400 meters in a time of 57.10 to qualify for the finals.

The Bears wrap up the Ivy Championships on Sunday, March 2 at Dartmouth College.