Former Brown Standout Craig Kinsley ’11 Makes U.S. Olympic Team in Javelin
Providence, R.I. - Former Brown University track & field standout Craig Kinsley '11 earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team after a third place throw at the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore., on Monday night.
"I am extremely proud of the way our men represented Brown today," said Brown's Director of Track & Field Michell Eisenreich. "All three showed that they can compete with the very best athletes in the United States."
Kinsley threw a 262-2 had hit the Olympic A standard in advance of the trials while the top to finishers, Texas A&M's Sam Humphreys (268-7) and Oregon's Sam Crouser (26501) had not. As a result, the 3-4-5 throwers each advance.
Craig's performance was nothing short of outstanding," said Eisenreich. " I cannot be more excited for him knowing how hard he has worked to get to achieve his goal of making the US Olympic team."
Also competing at the Trials was former Brown thrower Bryan Powlen '10, and men's distance runner Dan Lowry '12. Powlen finished 16th with a throw of 189-4 in the discus, while Dan Lowry earned ninth in his heat and 18th overall in the 5,000m run.
"Dan ran a tough race in the more challenging of the two semi-final heats," said men's distance coach Tim Springfield. "The pace was highly erratic and only one time qualifier came from Dan's heat as a result. He was with the lead group until 800m to go and he closed well but came up a bit short."
Lowry, Brown University's Male Athlete of the Year and an Academic All-District selection, was an All-American in both cross country and track & field. He also holds the Brown school record in the 5,000m.
"I'm extremely proud of the season Dan has had and the experience of competing in the Olympic Trials was a well-deserved award," added Springfield. "He really made the most of his senior year, athletically and academically."