Jan. 16, 2005
Boston, MA - The men's track team competed Saturday at the Terrier All-Comer Meet, hosted by Boston University. While there was no team score at the meet, several men earned individual wins for the Bears.
Senior co-captain Patrick Tarpy (Yarmouth, ME) highlighted the day for Brown, taking first in two middle distance events. His winning time of 4:09.31 in the mile is just .03 seconds off Brown's top ten list, and he doubled back in the 800, crossing in 1:55.62.
Distance coach John Gregorek's deep and talented distance squad had several other standouts. Freshman Ozzie Myers (Chittenango, NY) had his freshman track debut, and had a fine double in the mile and 800 events (4:19.14, 1:57.48). He took second in the 800 to give Brown a 1-2 finish. Also debuting was frosh Nick Sarro (Chatham, NY) who had his fastest mile opener ever, clocking a 4:20.42. Junior Owen Washburn (Amherst, MA) and senior Michael Piche (Pembroke, MA) took second (4:14.30) and third (4:14.67), respectively, in the mile to give Brown the top three spots. It marked a personal best for Washburn. In the 3,000 meter run, frosh Ari Zamir (Ridgewood, NJ) debuted with an 8:28.76 effort. Tarpy, Washburn, and Zamir all qualified for the IC4A Championships.
On the infield, sophomore Grant Bowen (Plainwell, MI) took second in the pole vault to open his season with a 14'5.25" clearance. Frosh Ikenna Achilihu (Monroe, LA) also took runner-up honors with his triple jump mark of 47'0.25". Junior co-captain Jake Golenor (Redding, CA) was third in the shot put. He hit 51'4.5" to debut after recovering from a pectoral muscle pull in the fall.
The Bears will continue the season next Friday, January 21, at the University of Rhode Island.