BOSTON – The Brown University men's and women's track & field teams took part in the Northeastern University Jay Carisella Invitational on Saturday in the final competition of the semester.
Junior Tosin Oyewole (Elkridge, Md.) was victorious in the 400 meters, his first race of the season, crossing the finish line in a time of 49.05.
Fellow junior Brian Pfaff (Johannesburg, South Africa) turned in a runner-up finish in the finals of the 60 meters, improving on his time from last week at the Alden Invite, with a time of 6.91.
Rookie throwers Nigel Despinasse (Baton Rouge, La.) and Michael Coppolino (Cumberland, R.I.) were third in the shot put and weight throw, respectively, at 15.61 meters and 16.07 meters as both continued impressive collegiate starts with heavier implements.
On the women's side, rookie Kendra Offiaeli (South Windsor, Conn.) claimed first place in the shot put with a toss of 14.69 meters for fifth all-time in program history, improving from last week's throw of 14.00m, for the best toss at Brown since 2013.
Freshman Kennedy Kerr (West Hempstead, N.Y.) was third overall in finals of the 60 meters, and crossed in a time of 7.78 in the preliminaries for a top-10 all-time program result. Kerr was also runner-up in the finals of the 200 meters at 26.05.
Jenell Grier-Spratley (Alexandria, Va.) and Uloma Nwaolu (Washington, D.C.) went second and third, respectively, in the high jump with cleared heights of 1.65 meters, while Amanda Block (Beverly Hills, Calif.) was runner-up in the pole vault (3.45m).
Brown will return to competition on Jan. 13-14 for the Harvard Multi-Event Challenge and Beantown Challenge.