Providence, RI- The Brown University Track & Field teams continued to prepare for the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships next weekend hosted at Yale by competing at both the Penn Relays and the Brown Springtime Invitational this weekend. Gabriela Baiter boasted a second-place in the triple jump to lead the Bears at the Penn Relays, while four men earned titles in Providence at the Springtime Invite.
Baiter had a phenomenal performance in the triple jump earning a 12.63m mark (41-5.25) for the Bears to place second overall. She placed just behind Coppin State's Christina Epps' 12.67m (41-7) leap, and was far ahead of the Long Island's third-place finisher Danay Spencer's 12.33m mark (40-5.5).
Also competing at Penn was the men's distance medley relay team comprised of Kevin Cooper, Zach Keefer, Erik Berg and Dan Lowry. The squad ran a swift 9:51.78 to finish in second place behind Yale's DMR group that posted a 9:50.88.
The Bears' 4x400m relay of Ajani Brown, Nathan Elder, Matt Bevil and John Spooney earned fourth place with a time of 3:21.13, and in the 4x100 heats the Bears' squad of Marc Howland, Spooney, Mike Mazerik and Evan Weinstock finished 25th with a 41.64.
At the Springtime Invitational at Brown Stadium, the men's track & field quad garnered four titles, while others had solid performances and posted personal records.
Mazerik earned the 100m dash title in 11.09 seconds, and Jonathan Hilgart following in fourth in 11.33 seconds. Ben Stephenson garnered the steeplechase title with a 9:34.18, and AJ Fitzgerald won the high jump with a height of 1.86-meters.
Kenneth Thompson won the triple jump title with a solid 14.88m leap, which was a four-foot PR, and was followed by Jonathan Dieujuste in second with a 14.08m distance. Zach Keefer picked up fourth place in the 400m hurdles in 56.55 seconds.
Nathan Chellman finished second in the 5,000m run with a time of 15:03.42, and Kyler Evitt followed behind in third with a 15:11.81 and Michael Stumpf came in fourth with a 15:11.90. Ethan Hickey was close behind with a seventh place time of 15:39.46.
Daniel Smith earned second place in the discus throw with a distance of 49.10m and also finished third in the shot put with a throw of 15.75m. In the hammer throw, Alexander Lipinsky tossed 57.32m for second place.
Weinstock earned third in the 110m hurdles in 15.87 seconds, a personal record, and finished fifth place in the javelin throw with a 50.60m distance as he gears up for the decathlon at Heps next weekend.