Men's Track & Field

Track & Field Teams Finish Second at Joe Donahue Games

Track & Field Teams Finish Second at Joe Donahue Games

BOSTON, Mass. – Six different competitors captured individual titles as the Brown men's and women's indoor track & field teams both placed second at the Northeastern Joe Donahue Games on Friday at the Reggie Lewis Center.

The men's team racked up 144 points for second place out of eight schools, behind only host Northeastern (166). The women's team placed second out of nine schools with 106.5 points, while UCF won with 129.5 points. 

For the men's team, junior Ryan Kelly (Greenwich, Conn.) won the 400 meters as he topped the field of 20 runners with an IC4A-qualifying time of 49.18. Sophomore Ben Ostrowski (Niantic, Conn.) claimed first place out of 23 competitors in the 800 meters as he finished in a time of 1:54.22 to qualify for the IC4A Championships.  

In the field, rookie Joseph Yoo (Andover, Mass.) picked up a victory in the pole vault with a cleared height of 14-09.00. Senior Courtland Clavette (Asheville, N.C.) was the top performer in the shot put as he bested the field of 23 throwers with an IC4A-qualifying toss of 54-05.00.

On the women's side, senior Alex Stanton (Medfield, Mass.) captured first place in the 500 meters as she crossed the finish line in an ECAC-qualifying time of 1:15.05. Rookie Michelle Bazile (Princeton, N.J.) earned the top spot in the shot put as she paced the field of 17 throwers with a winning toss of 43-07.75.

Several other Bears posted top-3 finishes at the event, including junior Rachel Van Metre (Swarthmore, Pa.), who turned in a runner-up finish in the finals of the 60-meter hurdles, crossing at 9.12. In the field, fellow junior Morayo Akande also took second in the high jump with a cleared height of 5-07.00 to qualify for the ECAC Championships. Freshman Jeanine Noordam (San Jose, Calif.) placed third overall in the 400 meters in a time of 58.97, while Chelsie Churchill (Mission Viejo, Calif.) was third in the triple jump at 37-02.50.

Back on the men's side, sophomore Taylor Alarcon (Wilmette, Ill.) was runner-up in the triple jump with a leap of 46-00.75. Back on the track, rookie Brian Pfaff took third in the 200 meters at 22.41, while teammate Christopher Garzia (East Meadow, N.Y.) also finished third in the finals of the 60-meter hurdles at 8.33.

The Bears return to action on Friday, Jan. 30-31 when they compete at the BU Terrier Invite.