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Brown Invitational

Friday-Saturday, December 28-29, 2007

Olney-Margolies Athletic Center, Brown University, Providence RI

DyeStat on-site with John Nepolitan

Day 1
Day 2

Day 1 (w/story)
Day 2 Boys
Day 2 Girls


Meet Info

Championship entrants


Prior Years on DyeStat

US Weight Throw Record for Victoria Flowers!!!
  • Classical RI sr whirls a 61-00.75 during the 5th throw in her first meet of the year to beat Maureen Griffin's 11-year-old mark by just over 2". She was last year's national leader with her winning mark at NSIC, a 58-01.75 that already had her #4 all-time
DAY 1 - Results - Highlights - Story/Photos  - DAY 2 - Results - Highlights - Story - Photos: Boys - Girls

New weight-throw USR-holder Victoria Flowers of RI with her coach at Classical HS, Robert Palazzo and the sign showing her mark. Photo John Nepolitan

Girls Day 2 Highlights
  • Caitlin Lane (right, Greenwich NY) leads wire-to-wire in the girls Invitational Mile, winning in 4:57.08 (#5 in meet history). Hannah Davidson (Saratoga NY) and Sam Roecker (Burnt Hills NY) also crack 5:00, placing 2nd and 3rd in 4:58.48 and 4:59.95
  • Bayshore (NY) wins the Sprint Medley Relay in 4:12.34, anchored by 2007 NSIC 800 meter Champion Sarah McCurdy (2:15.2).
  • Rachelle Sylvia (Westerly,RI) comes out of the 3rd section to win the 500 meters in 1:19.03
  • Madalayne Smith (Saratoga NY) dominates the 55 meter High Hurdles winning by .5 seconds in 8.26 (#7 time in meet history)
  • Jordan White (Holy Names NY) starts off the afternoon session with a strong 2:15.33 win in the Invitational 800 meters. White’s time is the #4 in meet history.
  • As White was getting a drink, her teammate Klarissa Ricks (Holy Names NY) would take the 55 meter Dash crown in the #8 time in meet history: 7.16
  • Mount Vernon (NY) easily wins the 4 x 200 in 1:47.62
  • Hannah Davidson leads off in 2:23 to give Saratoga (NY) a lead in the 4 x 800 that will grow to 150 meters by the finish. Saratoga’s time of 9:36.33 is the #5 time in meet history and the #4 Saratoga time in meet history.
  • Cassandra Goutos (Saratoga NY) leads the Invitational 3000 meters from the gun to record the #10 time in Brown Invite history: 10:17.64
  • In the last event of the two day meet LaSalle (RI) upsets Mt Vernon (NY) in the 4 x 400 relay, winning 4:04.97 to 4:06.63
Boys Day 2 Highlights
  • Andew Judd (Conard CT) kicks hard over the final 300 meters to take the Invitational Mile in 4:24.00 over Demetri Goutos(Saratoga NY) 4:25.74, with the Elnick twins( Tom and Mike) 3rd and 4th in 4:26.45 and 4:26.78. In 5th was soph Nick Ross (East Greenwich RI) in 4:27.45
  • Half Hollow Hills West (right, NY) completes a distance relay double taking the 4 x 800 in 8:06.54 (# 5 in the 26 years of the meet) to go with their Championship DMR yesterday.
  • Sheepshead Bay (NY) wins the 1st section of the Championship 4 x 200 in 1:32.93, but has to sweat it out waiting for the results of the 2nd section. Middletown (CT) comes up just shy running 1:32.95.
  • Andrew Esposito (Ledyard CT) kicks to 1st over the final 200 meters to take the Invitational 800 in 1:58.25
  • Dennis Scruggs (Bellport NY) leads wire to wire to take the Invitational 500 meters in 1:05.91
  • Dominic Smith (Bloomfield CT) and James Kehrer (Colonie NY) rule the straightaway, Smith taking the 55 in 6.50 while Kehrer takes the High Hurdles in 7.69
  • Everett Hackett (Hall CT) pulls away from Andrew Springer (Westerly RI) to take the 3000 meters in 8:50.64 (4th fastest ever in meet history). A familiar name to true track nuts in 4th place was John Gregorek (Seekonk MA), son of former Olympian John Gregorek.
  • Final event of the morning session provides fireworks as Bellport (NY) wins the 1st section of the 4 x 400 in 3:30.24 (Dennis Scruggs anchors in 50.6). In the 2nd section Amityville(NY) runs 3:30.57 but is dq’d in the final 50 meters, along with Bergen Catholic (NJ), 3:31.13, for a bumping violation

Boys Day 1 Highlights
  • Steve Crouse (Colonie Central, NY) opens day 1 win his 2nd major invitational win of the year. Jumping from a shortened approach, but using all the runway that was available, Crouse spanned 47-08.50 to take the Invitational Triple Jump.
  • Nick Casbarro (Bishop Hendricken, RI) upsets pre-meet favorite Brian McGovern (Mt St Michael, NY) to win the Invitational Pole Vault
  • Half Hollow Hills West (NY) hangs off the pace early, but on the strength of the final two legs takes the Championship Distance Medley Relay in 10:30.03 over Kellenburg (NY) 10:46.51 and Colonie (NY) 10:48.70
Splits for Half Hollow Hills West
Jared Squires 3:18.0
Christian Dottin :52.4
Harold Jamison 2:00.2
Kyle Merber 4:18.6

Girls Day 1 Highlights
  • Bethany Dumas (Cory HS, Maine) comes down from the cold north and makes short work of the Girls Invitational Pole Vault taking less than 1 hour to claim the title with a jump of 11’ 0”.
  • Burnt Hills (NY) wins a great 3 team battle in the Girls Championship DMR with a 12:05.94 clocking to beat Saratoga (NY) 12:07.05 and LaSalle (RI) 12:11.90. Hannah Davidson (Saratoga) anchors fastest in 4:56.
Splits for Burnt Hills
Meagan Gregory 3:38.5
Kendra Adams 1:00.7
Larene Cameron 2:25.8
Sam Roecker 5:00.4

First really big non-Armory meet starts Friday - Preview by John Nepolitan

Not all of the high quality indoor track in the Northeast is found in New York, and the Brown Invitational in Providence, RI is the first of major meets not at the Armory. The Brown meet is divided into pretty much four different sessions. Friday’s events, which feature Championship Distance Medley Relays and field events, are divided into sessions for boys (AM) and girls (PM). Saturday is completely running events and, once again, is divided into sessions for males and females. Highlighting Saturday’s events are a series of individual events, including a Millrose Games High School mile qualifier.

The Girls Championship Mile field may be the best of the meet. It features:
  • Sarah McCurdy (Bay Shore, NY) – 2007 NSIC 800 meter Champion
  • Sam Roecker (Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, NY) – 2007 NTN NY Region Champion
  • Hannah Davidson (Saratoga Springs, NY) - 3 time Foot Locker Finalist.
  • Caitlin Lane (Greenwich Central School, NY) – Former Foot Locker Finalist, 2007 NY State Class “C” Cross Country Champion
Lane has already run 4:37 for 1500 meters indoors early this season and Davidson has run 4:40.

Some of the meet's other featured performers include:
  • Saratoga(NY) vs Burnt Hills(NY) in the Girls Championship DMR
  • Dennis Scruggs (Bellport HS, NY) – Invitational 500 m – Winner of the recent Bishop Loughlin Games 600 meters. Scruggs ran an impressive 1:20.28 from the 2nd heat to take the overall crown, then came back later in the meet to bring Bellport from behind to take the 4 x 200 relay.
  • Kyle Merber (Half Hollow Hills West, NY) – Invitational Mile - A 4:15 performer from 2007, Merber started his season with a strong showing at the Loughlin Games 1000, placing 2nd in 2:31.62 off a slow pace.
  • Andrew Judd (Conard, CT) – Invitational Mile – Foot Locker Finalist from his 10th at FL NE; 4th 2007 Connecticut Open Cross Country Championships
  • David Hurley (Chariho, RI) – 3000m – 2007 RI State Class “A” Cross Country Champion
  • Everett Hackett (Hall, CT) – 3000m – 5th 2007 Connecticut Open Cross Country Championships
  • Brian McGovern (Mount St. Michael, NY) – Invitational Pole Vault – Has already cleared 15’ twice this season.
  • Steve Crouse (Colonie, NY) – Invitational Triple Jump - Won the Loughlin Games Triple Jump in a meet record 49’ 8-1/2”


The meet may run up to one hour ahead of schedule. Coaches & athletes should listen for all calls.

Friday Field Events:

8:30 Boys 25 Lb. Weight Throw Relay (No mark under 35')
9:30 Boys Individual Triple Jump (No mark under 40')
10:15 Boys 12 Lb. Shot Put Relay (No mark under 37')
10:45 Boys Long Jump Relay (No mark under 16')
11:00 Boys Pole Vault (11’ Opening Height)
11:00 Boys High Jump Relay (5'4"- 5'7"- 5'10"- then 2")

12:30 Girls 4k Shot Put Relay (No mark under 28')
1:00 Girls Long Jump Relay (No mark under 13’6”)
2:00 Girls Pole Vault (8’6 Opening Height)
3:00 Girls High Jump Relay (4'4"- 4'7"- 4'10"- then 2")
4:30 Girls 20 Lb. Weight Throw Relay (No mark under 24')
5:00 Girls Individual Triple Jump (No mark under 32')

* Friday Running Events:

11:30 Boys Freshman/Sophomore Sprint Medley (400-200-200-800)
12:15 Boys Freshman/Sophomore Distance Medley (1,200-400-800-1,600)
1:00 Boys Championship Distance Medley
1:15 Boys Freshman/Sophomore 4 x 400 Meters
1:55 Boys Distance Medley

2:45 Girls Freshman/Sophomore Sprint Medley (400-200-200-800)
3:30 Girls Freshman/Sophomore Distance Medley (1,200-400-800-1,600)
4:15 Girls Championship Distance Medley
4:30 Girls Freshman/Sophomore 4 x 400 Meters
5:15 Girls Distance Medley

* Athletes running in Freshman/Sophomore events on Friday MAY NOT compete in any running event on Saturday.

Saturday Running Events:

9:00 B 55 M Hurdles Heats
9:10 B 55 M Dash Semi Final
9:25 B 800 Meter Run
9:35 B 55 M Hurdles Semi Final
9:40 B 55 M Dash Final
9:45 B 500 Meter Run
9:55 B 55 M Hurdles Final

10:00 B Mile Run
10:15 B Sprint Medley (400-200-200-800)
11:00 B Championship 4x200 Meter Relay
11:10 B 4 x 200 Meter Relay
11:40 B 4 x 800 Meter Relay
12:25 B 3,000 M Run
12:40 B 4 x 400 Meter Relay
1:30 B/G Mile Racewalk


2:00 G 55 M Hurdles Heats
2:10 G 55 M Dash Semi Final
2:25 G 800 Meter Run
2:35 G 55 M Hurdles Semi Final
2:40 G 55 M Dash Final
2:50 G 500 Meter Run
3:00 G 55 M Hurdles Final
3:00 G Mile Run
3:15 G Sprint Medley (400-200-200-800)
4:00 G Championship 4x200 Meter Relay
4:10 G 4 x 200 Meter Relay
4:40 G 4 x 800 Meter Relay
5:20 G 3,000 M Run
5:35 G 4 x 400 Meter Relay