PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rising senior Henry Tufnell (Cirencester, England) of the Brown men's track & field team wrapped up a breakout junior campaign as he competed in the 800 meters at Sainsbury's British Championships over the weekend at Birmingham's Alexander Stadium.
Tufnell placed third in his heat and 10th overall in the semifinals of the 800 meters with a time of 1:50.64, just missing the cut for the finals.
"Henry finished out his season with another solid performance," said Tim Springfield, Director of Track & Field. "I can't say enough about the way Henry raced throughout the entire season. It's been very rewarding to watch him develop from a 1:55 runner in high school into a national level athlete. And I told Henry after the race that we aren't done yet--I think he can improve significantly again next year."
Tufnell recently finished 19th overall in the semifinals of the 800 meters at the NCAA Championships with a time of 1:50.33. The national semifinal appearance highlighted an impressive junior campaign for Tufnell, who set a pair of personal records at the NCAA East Regional in Jacksonville to earn one of the region's 12 spots to Eugene, despite seeded last at 48th entering the preliminary round. After a standout run in the preliminary round, Tufnell finished 10th overall in the quarterfinals with a personal-best time of 1:47.99, marking the second-best time in program history.
Tufnell was also named to the Academic All-Ivy Team in the spring as well as the CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District Team for track & field and cross country.
Brown at USATF Championships
A pair of Brown alumni competed at the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships over the weekend in Sacramento, California. Bryan Powlen '10, who is also a current volunteer coach with Brown, placed second in the discus with a toss of 61.05 meters. Craig Kinsley '11, a 2012 Olympian, placed fifth in the javelin with a toss of 77.26 meters.