ITHACA, N.Y. – Natalie Schudrowitz (Milwaukee, Wis.) and O'Sha Williams (Jamaica, N.Y.) captured individual titles as the Brown women's track & field team placed fifth on the final day of the Ivy League Indoor Track & Field Championship Sunday on the campus of Cornell.
Brown placed fifth with 65.50 points, finishing behind Harvard (136.50), Cornell (123.50), Dartmouth (101), Princeton (77), and ahead of Columbia (52), Penn (48.50) and Yale (16).
"We really took a big step today and I was proud of how well the team competed," said Tim Springfield, Director of Track & Field/Cross Country. "I am excited to see this team continue to build."
Schudrowitz captured the 5,000 meters with a thrilling finish, as she gained the lead with 200 meters remaining and ran 30.1 seconds down the stretch to win at 16:21.27, besting the runner-up by five seconds. Schudrowitz broke the facility record at Barton Hall with the third-best time in program history. She was also runner-up in the 3,000 meters on Saturday, as she crossed the finish line in a time of 9:16.74, finishing less than a second behind Dartmouth's Dana Giordano at 9:16.37.
Williams placed first in the triple jump with a leap of 42-06.00, marking the second-best jump in program history, the eighth best in Ivy history and seventh best all-time at Heps meet history.
"Natalie and O'Sha had inspired weekends--great to see them rise to a new level at the right time," said Springfield.
In addition, the 4x800 meter relay team of Alexis Van Pernis (Kailua Kona, Hawaii), Jeanine Noordam (San Jose, Calif.), Clare Peabody (Aptos, Calif.) and Taylor Worthy (Medfield, Mass.) captured first place with a school record-breaking time of 8:54.61. Worthy stepped up as the anchor, closing from 10 meters down to secure the win.
Individually, Peabody claimed third place in the 1,000-meter finals at 2:49.04, while Noordam was sixth in the finals of the 500 meters, crossing at 1:15.25. Rookie Carleen Jeffers (Ridgewood, N.J.) was fifth in the 5,000 meters at 16:42.89 for eighth-best all-time at Brown.
On Saturday, DeJournett took third overall and set a PR in the long jump with a leap of 18-03.25, while Williams also set a personal best as she took fourth at 18-02.50. Maxine Offiaeli (South Windsor, Conn.) was sixth in the weight throw with a personal-best toss of 54-03.25.