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Women's Indoor Track & Field December Recap

PRINCETON, N.J. -- While the bulk of the 2010-11 indoor track and field season takes place after the New Year, six of the eight Ivy League squads participated in a single meet in December. Highlights from each meet can be found below, while full recaps and results are also available.

Brown @ Alden Invitational, Providence, R.I. | Full Recap | Results
The Bears opened the indoor season by hosting the Alden Invitational at the Olney Margolies Athletic Center. Brown took nine individual titles, led by Brynn Smith who won both the shot put (17.41m) and weight throw (14.43m). Hannah Wallace won the pole vault (3.35,), Jara Crear won the long jump (5.17m), Colby Lubman win the 300-meter dash (41.16), Michaeline Nelson won the 1,000-meter run (3:01.61), Samantha Adelberg won the one-mile (4:49.50), Melanie Fineman won the 3,000-meter run (10:30.44) and Rachel Bilbo won the triple jump (11.37m).

Cornell @ Cornell Relays, Ithaca, N.Y. | Full Recap | Results
The Big Red hosted 17 schools and eight club teams at the Cornell Relays in Barton Hall, finishing the day with eight titles, two ECAC qualifiers and three alterations to the program’s all-time top 10 list. Dani Silas won the 60-meter hurdles in 8.76, an ECAC qualifier and No. 6 all-time at Cornell. Molly Glantz won the 500-meter run in 1:15.37, the 10th fastest time in school history. Melissa Hewitt was the final Big Red runner to make an early mark in the program’s record book as her second-place, 40.51 finish in the 300-meter dash is No. 8 all-time.

Harvard @ Harvard Open, Cambridge, Mass. | Full Recap | Results
Harvard took one first-place finish and had a number of solid performances as it opened the indoor season by hosting the Harvard Open at the Gordon Track & Tennis Center. Hilary May was the lone Crimson to claim an individual title, winning the 3,000-meter run in 10:08.54.

Penn @ Bucknell Invitational, Lewisburg, Pa. | Full Recap | Results
Five Quakers made their way into the all-time record book as Penn opened its season at the Bucknell Invitational. Gabrielle Piper ran a 9.03 in the preliminaries of the 60-meter hurdles, good for the seventh best time in school history. Piper also turned in a 7.83, third-place finish in the 60-meter dash, good for sixth best in Penn history. Victoria Strickland raced to a 1:16.35, second-place finish in the 500-meter run the No. 7 all-time fastest mark in Penn history. Also making their way into the Quaker record book were Jillian Hart in the pole vault (3.3m, No. 9 all-time) and Charlotte Pope in the shot put (12.73m, No. 7 all-time).

Princeton @ New Year Invitational, Princeton, N.J. | Full Recap | Results
At its own New Year Invitational, Princeton got a record-breaking performance from Thanithia Billings and a pair of wins from Eileen Moran to highlight the season-opener. Billings surpassed the Tigers’ school record in the weight throw by six inches, winning the event with a hurl of 19.21m. She also won the shot put with a throw of 14.32m. Imani Oliver win the triple jump (11.72m) and Tory Worthen took top marks in the pole vault (3.90m). On the track Moran won the 60-meter dash in 7.72 and the 300-meter dash in a personal-best 40.36. Additional Tiger winners included Greta Feldman in the one-mile (5:08.09), Kristin Smoot in the 600-meter run (1:35.08) and Molly Higgins in the 1,000-meter run (3:01.01).

Yale @ Lidlifter Invitational, New Haven, Conn. | Full Recap | Results
Yale hosted the Lidlifter Invitational at Coxe Cage and came away with number strong performances. All-American Kate Grace led the way by winning the 1,000-meter run in 2:55.53 and the 800-meter run in 2:14.99. In field events, Kristen Proe won the triple jump with a leap of 11.04m.