April 25, 2010

Bears Host Brown Springtime Invitational

Providence, RI- The Brown University men's track & field team competed at the Brown Springtime Invitational this weekend. The Bears turned in some great performances, which included Bryan Powlen's shot put and discus titles, Craig Kinsley first place javelin throw, and also Brown's first-place 4x100m relay team.

In the running events today, Alexander Tounkara earned third placed in the 100m dash with a time of 11.08 seconds, and Marc Howland followed behind in seventh to cross the line in 11.24 seconds. In the 800m run, Erik Berg finished fourth with a time of 1:52.94 and teammate Christian Trautwein was right behind with a time of 1:54.12 for fifth place.

Brown did an outstanding job in the 1,500m run, as the Bears locked up first through third place finishes and then fifth though eighth as well. Brian Schilder crossed the line first in 3:51.17, and John Loeser (3:51.59) came in second and senior Duriel Hardy earned third with a 3:51.79. Chris Collins finished fifth overall with a 3:52.15 and Anthony Schurz (3:52.80) came in sixth, Matt Duffy (3:53.14) in seventh and Thomas Elnick followed in eighth with a 3:55.27.

Austin Snyder won the 5,000m run with a 14:51.67, as the Bears then earned third through ninth place finishes. Scott Cary finished in third (15:13.64), Scott Friedlander in fourth (15:16.56) and Christian Escareno (15:18.60) came in fifth.

Brown's 4x100m relay team comprised of Marc Howland, Mike Mazerik, Sammy Smith and Tounkara won the title with a 42.51.

In the field events, Jordan Maddocks finished third in the high jump with a 1.91m height and AJ Fitzgerald followed with a 1.86m height for fourth place. Kenneth Thompson earned fourth place in the triple jump with a 13.13m leap, as Michael Ferrari finished seventh with a 12.18m mark.

Powlen's 16.43m toss in the shot put earned him a title, and he followed it with a 54.72m throw in the discus to capture that title as well. Brown's Daniel Smith earned second place finishes in both the shot and discus, as he threw 16.01m in the shot put and then 47.75m in the discus. Kinsley finished first overall in the javelin throw with a 64.21m toss, and teammate Bobby Yow finished fifth with a 53.52 mark.

Pictured: Jordan Maddocks (photo by dspics.net)