May 9, 2007

Women's Track & Field Members Earn All-Ivy Recognition

May 9, 2007

Providence, RI - After competing at the Ivy League's Heptagonal Outdoor Championships in Princeton, N.J., last weekend, five members of the women's Track & Field team have received All-Ivy recognition.

Freshman standout Thelma Breezeatl (Manassas, VA) was named to the Ivy League's First Team in the 100-meter dash, as well as the Second Team in the 200-meter dash. She was also a member of the 400-meter relay team that was awarded Second Team honors.

Breezeatl defended her title from this past winter, as she was once again the fastest woman in the Ivy League by not only winning the 100-meter dash, but by breaking the 23-year-old meet record. Her swift 11.75 finish helped her team to third place with a score of 97, as well as qualified her for NCAA Regional meet at the University of Florida. Her second place finish earned her Second Team honors in the 200-meter dash.

Junior Akilah King (Medford, MA) garnered First Team All-Ivy honors in the 200-meter dash, as she won the race in 24.04. King also made Second Team All-Ivy in the triple jump, with a strong 1-01.5 effort, which ranks her third on Brown's top ten list, and qualifies her for the NCAA regional meet. King was also a member of the 400-relay squad that received Second Team honors.

Also earning post-season accolades was sophomore Lindsay Kahn (Port Jefferson, NY) who earned Second Team honors in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a 10:33.23 in a dramatic come-from-behind finish to qualify her for the NCAA regional meet. Brown's 400-relay squad comprised of Breezeatl, King, senior Cheryl Scott (Atco, NJ) and senior Lauren Hale (Warren, RI) made the Second Team with a 46.96 finish.

Up next, the Bears will travel to Princeton for the ECAC Championships on May 11-13 and will then head to the University of Florida for NCAA Regionals on May 25.