Bears Host Alden Invitational

Dec. 3, 2005

Meet photos by Dan Grossman '71
The women's track and field team hosted the Alden Invitational on Saturday, earning notable results in a wide variety of events to begin its indoor season.

"This was a great start for the season," said Akilah King '08. "We had a lot of impressive performances."

For many on the team, the invitational proved to be more than just the first competition of the season. This was particularly true for captain Brittany Grovey '06. Competing in the triple jump, Grovey set a school record with a distance of 12.22 meters. Grovey was the forerunner of a 1-2-3 finish in the event, as Kat D'Auria '09 and Katherine Harty '09 took second and third with jumps of 10.66 and 10.26 meters, respectively.

While Grovey's record-setting jump was certainly the highlight of the competition, it was by no means Bruno's only impressive performance in the field events. Behind the triple jump, the long jump was Brown's most successful event of the entire competition. D'Auria made her second appearance in the top three, pacing a first-year sweep with a final jump of 5.14 meters.

The Brown pole vaulters also left their mark, placing five competitors in the top ten. Janea Russ '06 and Tiffany Chang '08 finished first and third, respectively, with both jumpers reaching 3.50 meters in the finals.

In the high jump, Erin Meschter '06 delivered a jump of 1.58 meters in the finals - good for second place - and teammate Teri Silva '07 finished fifth with a jump of 1.48 meters to close out a great showing by Brown in the field events.

King took first in the 200-meter dash with a winning time of 25.48 seconds.

"I was really surprised," King said, attributing her victory to hard work over the past two years.

Lauren Hale '07 finished sixth in the event with a time of 26.25 seconds, while Mackenzie Shults '09 finished ninth with a time of 27.03.

Nicole Burns '09 garnered another first-place finish in the 400-meter dash even though she was competing in the event for the first time at the collegiate level. Burns said that she was "very nervous," even as she sprinted her way to a first-place finish in 58.54 seconds.

"I performed very well for my first meet," she said. "I was surprised."

Natasha Barrett '07 and Shults finished right behind Burns and earned third- and fourth-place finishes with times of 1:00.00 and 1:00.28, respectively.

Bruno recorded two more victories in the sprints events, taking first place in both the 55-meter hurdles and the 4x400-meter relay. After Dianna Anderson '09 finished second and Brooke Wolfe '07 took fifth in the preliminaries of the 55-meter hurdles, both runners finished one spot higher in the finals, with Anderson taking the top spot in 8.66 seconds and Wolfe coming in fourth in a time of 9.04. Brown's A team in the 4x400 relay recorded Bruno's final victory in the sprints with a one-second win over the University of Rhode Island, finishing in 3:58.28.

The Bears further showed off the depth of their team with strong performances in the long-distance events to go along with their successes in the field events and sprints. In the mile run, Kelly Powell '06 finished fifth in 5:11.89.

Becky Crossin '08 earned another solid finish for the Bears' long-distance squad, taking second place in the 3,000-meter run in 10:56.17.

According to Burns, team spirit was a chief motivating factor behind Bruno's strong start to its indoor campaign.

"We did well bringing the whole team together," Burns said. "Everyone really supported each other. We gained some track pride."

The team's next meet will take place over winter break when it competes at the University of Rhode Island Invitational on Jan. 13.

--Chris Mahr and Erin Frauenhofer
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Brown University Hy-Tek's MEET MANAGER 12/3/2005 Page 1
Brown University Alden Invitational - 12/3/2005
Brown University
Results - Alden
Women 55 Meter Dash
8 Advance: Top 2 Each Heat plus Next 2 Best Times
Name School Prelims H#
Preliminaries
1 Jessica Foreman UConn 7.17 Q 3
2 Leandra Privott URI 7.27 Q 1
3 Khabria Hundley URI 7.45 Q 2
4 Kara Budd UConn 7.41 Q 1
4 Alyssa Everlina UConn 7.41 Q 3
6 Sharelle Green UConn 7.48 Q 2
7 Jessica White UConn 7.49 q 3
8 Lauren Hale Brown 7.53 q 3
9 Holly Bubier URI 7.63 2
10 Lesley Bautista Holy Cross 7.64 3
11 Dana Skorups RIC 7.73 1
12 Tiffany Chang Brown 7.75 2
13 Meghan Carrette Holy Cross 7.81 1
14 Shante Bagwell-Morrino URI 7.86 2
15 Lauren Talion Holy Cross 7.99 2
16 Alex Thomas Brown 8.01 3
17 Jamie Curley Holy Cross 8.11 1
18 Kathryn Lewendowski RIC 8.23 1
19 Kristin Anzuoni Holy Cross 8.26 2
20 Christine Carroll Holy Cross 8.33 1
21 Christina Grass Holy Cross 8.57 2
22 Elizabeth Doherty Holy Cross 8.60 3
23 Amanda Taylor CC Phil 8.63 1
24 Tina-Marie Rosenberger Holy Cross 8.79 3
Women 55 Meter Dash
Name School Finals Points
Finals
1 Jessica Foreman UConn 7.10
2 Leandra Privott URI 7.30
3 Alyssa Everlina UConn 7.33
4 Kara Budd UConn 7.39
5 Jessica White UConn 7.40
6 Khabria Hundley URI 7.48
7 Lauren Hale Brown 7.54
Women 200 Meter Dash
Name School Finals H# Points
1 Akilah King Brown 25.48 1
2 Mandela Graves-Fulghoum UConn 25.52 2
3 Jessica Foreman UConn 25.60 1
4 Alyssa Everlina UConn 25.72 1

5 Kara Budd UConn 25.91 1
6 Lauren Hale Brown 26.25 3
7 Khabria Hundley URI 26.49 2
8 Kat D'Auria Brown 26.92 2
9 Ashley Robinson URI 27.03 5
(Women 200 Meter Dash)
Name School Finals H# Points
9 Mackenzie Shults Brown 27.03 4
11 Jessica White UConn 27.10 5
12 Laura Swizek Brown 27.15 3
13 Dana Skorups RIC 27.21 3
14 Marlene Priest UConn 27.26 7
15 Holly Bubier URI 27.36 3
16 Leah Seward Brown 27.44 2
17 kristen Mc Gill URI 27.46 4
18 Shante Bagwell-Morrino URI 27.61 4
19 Morgan Blanchaud UConn 28.01 6
20 Julia Chiang Brown 28.17 1
21 Jackie Chido URI 28.18 5
22 Kathryn Bieganousky UConn 28.22 6
23 Lauren Courtney Holy Cross 28.26 7
24 Dianna Anderson Brown 28.59 4
25 Ajoke Ogundolani URI 28.60 5
26 Emily Winacoo Holy Cross 28.79 8
27 Jamie Curley Holy Cross 28.81 6
28 Denise Evres Brown 28.86 3
29 Katie Spinelli Holy Cross 28.89 7
30 Megan Williams Holy Cross 28.97 8
31 Alex Thomas Brown 29.07 5
32 Lesley Bautista Holy Cross 29.14 7
33 Kelly Shaw Holy Cross 29.42 6
34 Jackie LaRose URI 29.51 5
35 Carolyn Cody Holy Cross 29.68 9
36 Tiffany Green UConn 29.79 8
37 Caitlin Moore Holy Cross 29.86 8
38 Jordan Le Blanc Providence College 30.10 6
39 Kathryn Lewendowski RIC 30.34 8
40 Stephanie Bailey RIC 30.79 9
41 Christina Newell Holy Cross 30.92 9
42 Kristin Anzuoni Holy Cross 31.82 8
43 Clarice Ferolito Holy Cross 31.83 7
44 Tina-Marie Rosenberger Holy Cross 31.84 9
45 Amanda Taylor CC Phil 32.07 9
46 Gillian Bearfield Holy Cross 32.57 9
--- Emily Capehart Brown FS 7
Women 400 Meter Dash
Name School Finals H# Points
1 Nicole Burns Brown 58.54 1
2 Mandela Graves-Fulghoum UConn 59.16 1
3 Natasha Barrett Brown 1:00.00 1

4 Mackenzie Shults Brown 1:00.28 2
5 Laura Swizek Brown 1:00.61 1
6 Lauren Courtney Holy Cross 1:00.85 3
7 Morgan Blanchaud UConn 1:00.88 2
8 Ashley Robinson URI 1:00.92 2
9 Sharelle Green UConn 1:01.11 1
(Women 400 Meter Dash)
Name School Finals H# Points
10 Rama Ly URI 1:01.25 3
11 Katie Spinelli Holy Cross 1:02.42 3
12 Danielle Meder Holy Cross 1:04.01 3
13 Kathryn Bieganousky UConn 1:04.32 3
14 Kristen Calamita URI 1:04.41 4
15 Kelsey Hammer Holy Cross 1:04.51 4
16 Megan Williams Holy Cross 1:05.67 4
17 Meredith Johnson Holy Cross 1:05.92 4
18 Denise Evres Brown 1:06.89 3
19 Christine Carroll Holy Cross 1:07.85 4
20 Tiffany Green UConn 1:09.55 4
Women 500 Meter Dash
Name School Finals H# Points
1 Destiny Woodbury URI 1:17.82 1
2 Marlene Priest UConn 1:19.86 1
3 Emily Winacoo Holy Cross 1:20.62 1
4 Michele Lauer URI 1:20.89 1
5 Jen Mariani URI 1:21.37 2
6 Amy Krajewski URI 1:22.65 2
7 Katherine Shock Providence College 1:23.39 3
8 Sophia Grammenos Holy Cross 1:23.66 2
9 Larease Royes UConn 1:23.73 3
10 Rachel Smith UConn 1:23.88 2
11 Brooke Wolfe Brown 1:28.11 3
12 Carolyn Cody Holy Cross 1:30.92 3
Women 1 Mile Run
Name School Finals Points
1 Meghan Owen Providence College 4:53.62
2 Aine Hoban Providence College 4:58.88
3 Katie Di Camillo Providence College 5:02.38
4 Michelle Childs Providence College 5:02.76
5 Kelly Powell Brown 5:11.89
6 Katie Tworg Providence College 5:19.47
7 Katie Clay Holy Cross 5:35.10
8 Pam Karkut UConn 5:37.33
9 Marie Hickey Holy Cross 5:43.48
10 Monika Najselova Brown 5:48.21
Women 1000 Meter Run
Name School Finals Points
1 Kate Campbell Providence College 3:06.77