Men's Track & Field

Track & Field’s Russell Claims Hammer Title at All-Ireland Junior Championships

Track & Field’s Russell Claims Hammer Title at All-Ireland Junior Championships

TULLAMORE, Ireland – Rising sophomore Owen Russell (Attleboro, Mass.) of the Brown men's track & field team won the hammer throw at the GloHealth National Junior and U23 Track and Field Championships on Saturday and will represent Ireland in the World Championships in Poland later this month. 

Russell, who has dual citizenship and represented St. Andrews A.C., captured the hammer throw at the All-Ireland U20 with a winning toss of 70.33m, besting Adam King's toss of 69.50m. Russell and King will both move on to the World Championships, held on July 19 in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Russell enjoyed an impressive rookie season with the Bears, as he took third in the hammer throw at the Ivy League Outdoor Championship and competed at the NCAA East Preliminary. He also captured third place in the weight throw at the Ivy League Indoor Championship.

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