Jan. 17, 2004
West Point, NY - Coming back to compete for the first time since winter recess, the Brown men's track and field team earned 127 points to take third place at the Black Knight Invitational Saturday afternoon in New York. Connecticut placed first with a score of 198, host school West Point took second with 189. Colgate rounded out the field with 51 points.
Brown's first win came from freshman Michael Pruzinsky (Wayne, NJ); he crossed the line first in the 200 meter dash with a time of 22.11. Pruzinsky, who has been an impressive force for the Brown sprinters thus far, also scored in the 60 meter dash, taking fifth. Senior Daveed Diggs (El Cerrito, CA) ran the 60 meter hurdles and senior captain David Owen (Huntington, NY) competed in the 400 meter dash; each took third in his event and added valuable points to the team score.
In distances, senior Brendan O'Keefe (Prospect Harbor, ME) debuted for the 2004 season and won the 3000 meter run in 8:23.66. Also earning points for the Bears were senior Matthew Emond (Green Harbor, MA) and sophomore Owen Washburn, placing third and fourth respectively in the mile. In the 1000 meter run, sophomore Jordan Kinley (Santa Rosa, CA) and senior Michael Keefrider (Guillderland, NY) followed suit with their own third and fourth place finishes. The 4x800 relay team took second.
In field events, sophomore Jake Golenor (Redding, CA) threw the shot put 52'3.25'', good for a victory, and classmate Ray Bobrownicki (Avondale, PA) jumped 6'9.75'' meters in the high jump, becoming the fourth win of the day for Brown.
Many of the Brown men trained through this meet in anticipation of the upcoming Ivy League competition at the Harvard-Cornell meet to be held in Cambridge, Massachusetts on January 31.