Little, Sixth-ranked Wheaton (Mass.) shine at Brown Invitational
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Wheaton (Mass.), ranked No. 6 overall in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division III computer rankings, competed at the Brown Invitational on Saturday evening.
Senior two-time NCAA national champion and 12-time All-American Ashante Little finished first overall in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.91-seconds and third in the 100-meter dash in 12.17-seconds. Little's time in the 100m ranks sixth nationally, while her time in the 200m is currently positioned eighth on the NCAA outdoor championships qualifying list.
Sophomore All-American Francesca Flynn ranked fifth in the 100m (12.51) and senior five-time All-American Meredith Scannell was sixth in the 100 (12.56) and eighth in the 200 (26.08).
Flynn and Little went on to team up with freshman All-American Kelly Ludew and classmate Kalah Thomas for a second place finish in the 4x100 relay in 48.01-seconds. The quartet's time currently ranks second among all NCAA Division III 4x100m relay teams.
In the 4x400 relay, Little, Scannell and Thomas joined senior two-time All-American Amber Spencer for a first place finish with a time of 3:50.27. The Lyons, who bested the rest of the field by more than two seconds, are ranked first in the country in the event with their time from this weekend's Brown University Invitational.
Freshman Emily Gustavson came in fourth in the 400 dash with a career-best time of 59.09-seconds. Gustavson also placed ninth in the 200 with another career-best time of 26.23-seconds.
In the one-mile run, sophomore Georgia Crane led the pack of seven student-athletes in the event with a season-best time of 5:11.43. Senior Shoshana Kruskal clocked a time of 5:28.18 for ninth place and sophomore Jordan Silva ranked 11th in 5:30.01.
Junior Nichole Haar finished fourth overall in the 100-meter hurdles in a season-best 15.82-seconds. Haar qualified for the finals with a time of 15.91-seconds in the prelims of the event.
Prior to running in the 4x100m relay, Ludew came in fourth place in the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:09.72.
Senior two-time NCAA qualifier Mollie Lane competed in a pair of field events ranking fourth in the high jump by clearing a height of 5-feet and 3-inches and tenth in the long jump with a mark of 14-feet and 10.50-inches.
Sophomore Breanna Joachim finished eighth in the shot put (35-feet, 3.75-inches), tenth in the discus (97-feet) and 15th in the hammer throw (109-feet).