March 29, 2009
Stanford, CA - Five Bears competed at the Stanford University Invitational and all five ran personal bests for the Brown track & field team. Other team members competed at the Bryant Invitational, where two earned first place finishes.
On the women's side, sophomore Kesley Ramsey (Franklin Lakes, NJ) narrowly missed regional with a solid 4:28.89 as she notched a personal best and qualified for the ECACs. Ramsey opened last year with a time of 4:33.24, as she is now the sixth fastest 1,500m runner in row history. Sophomore Michaeline Nelson (McLean, VA) had a five-second personal record with a time of 4:30, which ranks her the eighth fastest runner in school history and qualifies her for the ECACs as well.
Sophomore Lauren Pischel (La Jolla, CA) gave it her all over the weekend and qualified for the NCAA Regionals for the Bears. She ran an outstanding 16:51.82 to place her sixth all-time and qualify for the ECACs.
Competing at the Bryant Invitational, junior Anja Hergrueter (Newton, MA) placed first in the high jump with a jump of 5-07, which qualifiers for ECACs, and junior Shannon Stone (Mont Vernon, NH) earned the triple jump title with a 36-07.75, which ranks her seventh all-time in Brown history.
On the men's side, senior Sean O'Brien (Westborough, MA) began his day at Stanford with a six-second personal record in the 1,500-meter, running a 3:57.67 for ninth place, and then came back the following day to run his best time of the year in the 800m with a 1:52.67.
Junior Duriel Hardy (West Chester, PA) notched a huge personal record for the Bears, despite just missing the Regional mark by running at 14:13.10 to easily qualify for IC4As, while making him the seventh fastest runner in Brown history with his second place finish.
At the Bryant Invitational, Scott Fitzgerald (Deerfield, IL) posted a fifth place finish in the high jump with a 6-00.
Both the men's and women's track team will head to Storrs for the UConn Invitational.