April 22, 2006
Storrs, CT-- The women's track and field team traveled to the University of Connecticut campus today to compete in the Huskies' seven team invitational where the Bears took second place overall with 153 points. Highlighting the competition were wins in the pole vault, javelin, 400m, 800m, steeplechase and triple jump, where senior co-captain Brittany Grovey (Hobbs, NM) broke her own school record.
Grovey won the triple jump with a leap of 43'1"/13.13m, breaking her own prior outdoor record by more than a foot. Elsewhere on the field, sophomore Tiffany Chang (Lafeyette, CA) won the pole vault with a height of 12'4"/3.76m. Junior Laura Dudek (West Warren, MA) won the javelin competition with a throw of 138'7"/42.25m.
Freshman Nicole Burns (Newburgh, NY) won the 400m with a time of 55.31 while junior Naja Ferjan (Ljubljana, Slovenia) took the 800m title in 2:10.16. Senior Anna Willard (Greenwood, ME) was second with a time of 2:11.61. Willard also won the 1500m (4:26.53), leading the way for a Brown 1-2-3 sweep of the event. In second was sophomore Smita Gupta (Tulsa, OK), followed by classmate Becky Crossin (Annandale, NJ).
Freshman Lindsay Kahn (Port Jefferson, NY) won the 3000m steeplechase in decisive fashion with a time of 10:45.37, 25 seconds ahead of second place. Kahn's time puts her second on the all-time outdoor list.
Sophomore Akilah King (Medford, MA) was fourth in the 100m and third in the 200m. The Bears' 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams each placed second.
The Bears will return to competition next weekend at the prestigious Penn Relays in Philadelphia.