June 13, 2008
Des Moines, IA - Freshman Brynn Smith (Saco, ME) of the Brown track & field team competed in the Division I NCAA Championships on Thursday hosted by Drake University. Smith competed in the shot put, placing 26th in the preliminaries with a throw of 47-08.50.
Smith was one of just three freshmen competing in the event, with just one advancing to the final round. Arizona State senior Jessica Pressley captured first in the prelims (57-03.75), as senior Susan King from Memphis followed closely behind with a 57-00 for second. Smith's toss of 47-08.50 wasn't enough to move on, as the top 12 advanced to the finals.
Smith qualified for Nationals after tossing a 51-10.00 for fourth place at the NCAA East Regionals in Tallahassee. Smith helped the Bears earn third place at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships last month, where she threw a 47-09.25 for fourth place to qualify for the Regionals.