LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Brown University men's and women's track & field teams opened the first day of competition of the NCAA East Preliminary Thursday at the University of Kentucky Outdoor Track and Field Facility.
Rookie Zachary Lanigan (Sydney, Australia) and junior Zack Emrich (North Kingstown, R.I.) finished 33rd and 36th, respectively, in the first round of the 800 meters. Lanigan crossed in a time of 1:51.46, while Emrich, who was runner-up in the event at the Ivy League Championship, finished in a time of 1:52.01.
Senior Mark Buda (Pittsburgh, Pa.), who was the runner-up in the javelin at Ivies, wrapped up his career at Regionals as he placed 17th overall out of 48 with a toss of 205-8.
Also in the field, sophomore Owen Russell (Attleboro, Mass.) was 27th in the hammer throw with a toss of 204-7.
The Bears will return for the second day of the East Preliminary on Friday.