PHILADELPHIA – Senior Henry Tufnell (Cirencester, England) and junior Ryan Kelly (Greenwich, Conn.) captured individual titles as the Brown men's track & field team placed fourth overall at the 2015 Ivy Heptagonal Championship over the weekend hosted by Penn.
Princeton won with 163 total points, followed by Cornell in second (159.50), Penn in third (89), Brown in fourth (76), Dartmouth in fifth (67), Harvard in sixth (54.50), Columbia in seventh (37) and Yale in eighth (36).
In the finals of the 800 meters, Tufnell stayed in second or third throughout most of the race, but put together a strong finish down the stretch to take the lead and claim first place with a time of 1:49.01.
Kelly cruised to a first-place finish in the finals of the 200 meters with a time of 21.29, marking the fifth-best time in program history. Kelly also placed fifth in the finals of the 100 meters in a time of 10.79.
Rookie Zack Emrich (North Kingstown, R.I.) took third in the finals of the 400 meters as he crossed the finish line in a time of 48.01, while Ned Willig (Phoenixville, Pa.) was fourth in the 1,500 meters at 3:54.11. Senior Jordan Mann (St. Louis, Mo.) was fifth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and set a top-ten program time at 8:57.26.
The 4x400 meter relay team of Emrich, Ben Ostrowski (Niantic, Conn.), Tosin Oyewole (Elkridge, Md.) and Kelly posted a second-place finish at 3:11.36, falling just shy of Cornell at 3:10.90 and just short of a school record. The 4x800 relay team of Martin Martinez (Waukegan, Ill.), Michael Wyman (Marion, Mass.), Tufnell and Willig was also second and just shy of the school record at 7:24.95. The 4x100 meter relay team of Oyewole, Kelly, Fredrick Rhine (Houston, Texas) and Brian Pfaff (Johannesburg, South Africa) placed third at 41.10.
Senior Peter Rhodes (Atlanta, Ga.) was third overall in the decathlon with 7,008 points for a top-ten program record.
In the field, Chris Cubra (Asheville, N.C.) took third in the shot put when he cleared his previous personal-best by four feet at 56-11.25. Phuong Truong (Tacoma, Wash.) was fifth in the discus with a throw of 165-06, setting a top-ten program mark.
On Saturay, Junior Matthew O'Hara (Riverside, Calif.) placed fourth overall in the hammer throw with a toss of 195-3, and Mark Buda (Pittsburgh, Pa.) took fifth overall in the javelin with a throw of 196-4.