May 6, 2012

Men’s Track & Field Earns Fourth at Ivy League Heptagonal Championship

Philadelphia, PA- The Brown University men's track & field team finished in fourth place with 71 points at the 2012 Ivy League Outdoor Heptagonal Championship hosted at the University of Pennsylvania this weekend. Three Bears earned All-Ivy honors for their outstanding performances, including sophomore standout John Spooney earning first team All-Ivy in both the 100 and 200m dash.

"Our performances were a testament to a lot of hard work over the past eight months," said Director of Track & Field Michelle Eisenreich.  "The women have matured as competitors as they've developed consistency in their training.  Those carrying on to the ECAC and NCAA are ready to keep it rolling."

Princeton won the title with 193 points, followed by Cornell (161.75), Harvard (92.75), Brown, Columbia (58) in fifth, Penn (37.50) in sixth, Yale (36) and Dartmouth (32).

Spooney captured the 100m dash title for the second straight year and earned first team All-Ivy honors with a 10.62. He picked up the 200m dash title for the second time and earned first team All-Ivy with a 21.05.

Junior Kevin Cooper finished seventh in the 1,500m with a 4:05.24, and senior Dan Lowry earned second team All-Ivy in the 5,000m run with a second place time of 14:06.03. Senior Matt Duffy also ran the 5,000m and finished in 10th with a 14:25.95.

Lowry also picked up second team All-Ivy honors in the 10,000m run after placing second with a 29:35.70.

Hunter Warwick picked up seventh place in the 110m hurdles with a 15.35, and Zach Keefer and InSoo Hwang finished in fourth and fifth place, respectively, in the 400m hurdles. Keefer led with a 53.04 and Hwang followed with a 53.20.

Sophomore Brendan Boyle finished in 10th in the steeplechase with a 9:17.21 and junior Ben Stephenson came in right behind in 11th place with a 9:19.93.

The Bears' 4x400m relay squad of Ajani Brown, Nathan Elder, Samuel Howard and Spooney earned third place with a 3:13.18. The 4x800 squad earned fifth place with a 7:26.62.

In the field events, junior Kenneth Thompson placed third in the triple jump with a 48-08.75 distance, and in the shot put, Daniel Smith finished seventh with a 54-02.75.

Sophomore Evan Weinstock, last year's decathlon champion, finished in second place with 7075 points to earn Second Team All-Ivy honors.

Freshman Courland Clavette placed seventh in the discus throw with a 163-11 distance, and Smith followed with a 159-03 for eighth place.

Sophomore Nick Keeling earned third in the javelin throw with a 205-00, sophomore Neal Rooney came in sixth with a 190-00 and senior Buddy Yow (182-10) finished eighth.

 

 

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