Men's Track & Field

Throwers Compete at “Corsair” Classic Track & Field Invitational

Throwers Compete at “Corsair” Classic Track & Field Invitational

Dartmouth, MA- A few members of the Brown University throws squad competed at the Corsair Classic Track & Field Invitational hosted at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth over the weekend.

Junior Daniel Smith won the shot put with a 52-06.50, while freshman Andrew Rohan recorded a fifth place distance of 46-04.00. Also competing was freshman Matt Miller, who placed seventh with a 45-03.75.

Smith came in second place in the discus throw with a 147-08, finishing behind former Brown University athlete Bryan Powlen '10. Courtland Clavette earned fourth (141-00), while Miller finished sixth (137-00) and Rohan placed eighth (135-02).

Sophomore Nick Keeling finished second in the javelin throw with a 198-07, as he finished behind former Brown University NCAA javelin throw champion Craig Kinsley '11. Junior Mike Bieszard came in fourth (186-10) and Buddy Yow in fifth (182-07). Sophomore Neil Rooney also competed for the Bears, coming in at ninth with a 158-09.

"The javelin throwers did very well with the entire group throwing right at or actually setting new personal records," said Director of Track & Field Michelle Eisenreich.  "It was a really good day."

For the women, sophomore Jessica Eason and freshman Heather Vermillion went 1-2 in the shot put, with Eason winning the title with a 43-00.25 toss and Vermillion came in at 40-06.75.

Junior Lacey Craker brought home the discus title with a 141-10 throw, as well as the hammer throw title with a dominating 172-04 distance. Eason competed in the discus and tossed a 116-05 for fourth and Vermillion finished in second in the hammer throw (149-02).

In the javelin, sophomore Niina Al-Hassan threw a solid 144-09 for first place as Brown sophomore Holleigh Bergstrom posted a 136-05 for second.

Both the men's and women's team came in fifth place in the team rankings. The women totaled 69 points and the men tallied 59.50.


Photo of Daniel Smith by Dan Grossman/