January 28, 2011

Men’s Track & Field Places Second at Reebok Boston Indoor Games

Providence, RI- The Brown men's track & field squad had many great performances yesterday afternoon to earn second place with 70 points out of 16 competing teams during the Reebok Boston Indoor games. Northeastern claimed the top spot with 118.50 points overall, followed by Brown, UMass Amherst (69), Central Connecticut (69) and Stonehill (63.50).

Highlighting the day was Brown's 4x400-meter relay team that brought home the only title of the day. The squad ran a 3:18.36 and comprised of freshman Samuel Howard, freshman John Spooney, sophomore Nathan Elder and freshman Matt Bevil

Also in the running events, Spooney earned a second place finish in the 55m dash in a swift 6.56 seconds, and senior Marc Howland followed in fifth place in 6.58 seconds. Dan Lowry brought home another second place finish for Brown in the one-mile run with a time of 4:12.77, and junior Anthony Schurz followed behind with a fifth place time of 4:15.06. Senior Chris Collins and freshman Colin Savage earned eighth and nine place finishes, respectively, as Collins ran a 4:16.15 and Savage crossed the line at 4:16.89.

Bevil was Brown's top finisher in the 500m dash earning fifth place with a 1:05.30, and sophomore Zach Keefer and Ajani Brown both ran a 1:06.97 for 12th and 13th place finishes.

Sophomore Nate Elder was the Bears' only competitor in the 800m run. Elder garnered sixth place with a 1:55.28, and sophomore Erik Berg was Brown's lone competitor in the 1,000m run. Berg crossed the finish line in 2:27.14 to place second in the race. Austin Snyder finished sixth in the 5,000m run with a 15:04.62 to round out Brown's competitors in the running events.

In the field, Brown's sophomore Daniel Smith tossed a 53-03.75 (16.25m) in the shot put to come in second place, and rookie Joe Daou followed in fifth with a throw of 49-11.25 (15.22m). Also, freshman Jonathan Dieujuste and sophomore Kenneth Thompson earned fifth and sixth place in the triple jump. Diejuste posted a 45-05.25 and Thompson came right behind with a jump of 45-03.00 (13.79m).

The squad will be back in action next weekend when it travels to Yale for the Giegengack Invitational on Feb. 4-5.