Men's Track & Field

Men’s Track & Field Takes Third at Indoor Heps, Katz Named Top Field Athlete

Men’s Track & Field Takes Third at Indoor Heps, Katz Named Top Field Athlete

HANOVER, N.H. – Jason Katz (Wyckoff, N.Y.) and Zack Emrich (North Kingstown, R.I.) both captured individual titles as the Brown men's track & field team placed third on the final day of the Ivy League Indoor Track & Field Championships at Leverone Field House.

Brown totaled 85 points to finish behind only Princeton (169) and Penn (102), and ahead of Dartmouth (71), Cornell (58), Harvard (51), Yale (46) and Columbia (38).

Katz was named a unanimous selection for Field Performer of the Meet after a pair of impressive showings in two events. He first won the long jump title on Saturday with a winning leap of 24-08.50 on his final attempt, second-best in program history behind only Jeffrey Nord '99 (24-9, 1998). Katz also added a runner-up performance in the triple jump on Sunday, tying for the lead in his final attempt, before coming up just short in the tiebreak to Justin Donawa of Dartmouth at 51-01.00 for third best all-time at Brown. 

Zack Emrich (North Kingstown, R.I.) won his third straight title in the 500 meters, beating out fellow teammate Max Haensel (Raleigh, N.C.) for a one-two Brown finish, as the duo crossed in times of 1:02.85 and 1:03.07. Emrich became the seventh three-time Ivy champion in the event in league history.

Princeton's Adam Kelly edged Owen Russell (Attleboro, Mass.) in the weight throw, as Russell set a school record and took second with a toss of 70-02.25, while five of his six throws surpassed the previous school record.

Ryan Laudermilk (Riverside, Calif.) turned in a third-place showing in the high jump with a cleared height of 6-09.75. Also in the field, Nigel Despinasse (Baton Rouge, La.) was fifth in the shot put with a toss of 52-04.75.

Tosin Oyewole (Elkridge, Md.) was runner-up in the 400 meters as he crossed the finish line in a time of 48.86. Zachary Lanigan (Sydney, Australia) also earned second place in the 1,000 meters at 2:25.85.

Martin Martinez (Waukegan, Ill.) took third overall in the 3,000 meters as he crossed in a time of 8:19.73. Bretram Rogers (Grand Prairie, Texas) took fifth in the finals of the 60-meter hurdles in a time of 8.12.

The distance medley relay team of Lanigan, Haensel, Emrich and Martinez placed second to Princeton at 9:51.64.