Men’s Track & Field Earns Second at Joe Donahue Collegiate Indoor Games

Boston, MA- The Brown University men's track & field team finished in second place out of 16 competing teams with 81 points at the Joe Donahue Collegiate Indoor Games at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center at Northeastern. Connecticut captured the team title with 187.50, while Northeastern finished in third with 60.33.

"I was very happy with how we competed on Friday night," said Brown men's distance coach Tim Springfield. "It was nice to get wins from Kevin Cooper and Erik Berg, and I was pleased to see Anthony Schurz open his season with a strong race to get second (in the mile)."

Highlighting the day for the Bears were 15 scoring performances, two event champions, three scorers in the 1,000-meters and four scorers in the mile.

In the 800m run, Matt Bevil picked up third place with a 1:54.71 and Nate Elder followed with an eighth place finish with a 1:55.82.

"We are in a good place for this stage of the season," added Springfield. "I'm excited for where we can go this year."

Erik Berg captured the 1,000m title with a 2:27.98, as Thomas Elnick ran a 2:30.16 for fourth, and Michael Elnick (2:32.56) finished in eighth place.

Kevin Cooper garnered the one mile title with a 4:12.49, as Schurz came in right behind with a 4:12.63 for second. Colin Savage ran a 4:15.19 for fifth place and Conor Grogan crossed the line in 4:15.31 for sixth.

In the 5,000-meter run, Austin Snyder posted a 14:49.24 earn second place, while Nathan Chellman finished in fourth with a 14:52.77.

Rounding out the events on the track, the Bears' 4x400m relay team had a solid performance earning second place with a 3:22.67 just behind Central Connecticut, who posted a time of 3:22.20.

From the field, Brown's Peter Rhodes came in eighth place in the long jump with a distance of 6.66m (21-10.25), and Kenny Thompson recorded a 14.35m mark in the triple jump for second place. In the shot put, Daniel Smith earned sixth place with a 15.54 distance.

Two men also competed at Boston University's Terrier Invitational on Saturday afternoon. Dan Lowry earned sixth overall, and fourth as a collegian, in the 3,000m run with an 8:02.40, which was a personal record. John Spooney ran the 200m dash in 21.59 seconds and placed sixth overall and third as a collegian in the race.