April 15, 2006
Providence, RI-- The men's amd women's track & field teams hosted the Brown Invitational this weekend. The Bears took second with 167 points in the seven team competition. Highlighting the day was a near sweep of the distance events, with Brown women winning the 800m, 3000m, 5000m and steeplechase.
Senior co-captain Kelly Powell (East Patchogue, NY) won the 800m in decisive fashion with a time of 2:12.26, nearly two seconds ahead of second place. The Bears also took third and fourth places in the half. Freshman Kat D'Auria (Norwich, CT) was third in 2:14.08, followed by Smita Gupta (Tulsa, OK) in fourth (2:14.92).
In the mile, junior Naja Ferjan (Ljubljana, Slovenia) placed third with a time of 4:51.0 and was closely followed by sophomore Gupta in fourth (4:53.6).
Junior Michol Monaghan (Uniontown, PA) won the 3000m run by more than 40 seconds with her time of 9:58.33.
Senior Anna Willard (Greenwood, ME) won the steeplechase in 10:31.64 and broke her own school record by four seconds.
Junior Lauren Hale (Warren, RI) was fourth in the 100m with a time of 12.1. In the 200m, the Bears took the third, fifth and sixth positions. Sophomore Akilah King (Medford, MA) was third with a time of 24.44. King's time in the 200m puts her at fifth on Brown's all-time outdoor list. King was also second in the 400m with a time of 56.58, good for ninth on the all-time list. Both of Hale's times were personal bests.
The Bears return to competition next Saturday at the University of Connecticut.