January 21, 2006

Bears take Second at URI's Sorlein Invite

Jan. 20, 2006

Kingston, RI -
MEN'S TEAM SCORES
1 Connecticut - 205.50
2 Brown - 109
3 Rhode Island - 92
4 Maine - 62.50
5 Providence - 47
6 Wheaton College - 30.50
7 Hartford - 27
8 Central Connecticut - 26.50
9 Quinnpiac - 26
10 Stonehill - 19
11 New Haven - 12

Full Results

The men's track and field team headed to Kingston on Friday to take on local competition at the University of Rhode Island's Sorlein Invite. Though not all athletes attended the meet, the competing members used it as a low pressure competition to end out their tough winter training session before the start of classes. UConn walked away with a convincing win over the Bears' partial squad, posting 205.50 points. Brown took second with 109 and was followed by the hosting Rams who tallied 92.

Coach George Evans's sprint squad saw several highlights as sophomores Deshaun Mars (Brooklyn, NY) posted a time of 6.72 in the 55-meter dash, and Jamil McClintock (Plainfield, NJ) took fourth in the 55-meter hurdles. McClintock clocked 7.77 in the prelims. Representing the longer sprints, sophomores Luke Renick (Warrenton, VA) and Will Bernitsky (Albuquerque, NM) took to the line in the 400, finishing with times of 52.26 and 52.33, respectively. The 4x400-meter relay squad clocked 3:24.3 to take the win. Senior Dallas Dissmore (Princeton, NJ) clocked 105.98 in the 500-meter for third.

Mars also competed in the long and triple jumps, taking third in the long with a mark of 22-01.75. He was closely followed by Stephen Bernardi (Haddon Heights, NJ) who jumped 21-07.50 for fourth. Mars' mark of 43-03.75 in the triple was good for third. Also posting points from Coach Jerome Romain's jump squad were top athletes junior Grant Bowen (Plainwell, MI) in the pole vault and senior Ray Bobrownicki (Avondale, PA) in the high jump.

Coach Michelle Eisenreich's throws squad continued to demonstrate its strength, posting top marks despite the heavy training period. Sophomore Mathieu Frankel (Newton, MA) and rookie David Howard (Columbia, MD) went 2-3 in the shot put with 48-10.75 and 47-10.5, respectively. In the weight, senior standout Kent Walls (Beckley, WV) hit 52-04.75 and Howard threw for 49-06.5.

Director Craig Lake's distance men finished in a tight pack in the 1,000-meter run, led by freshman Sean O'Brien (Westborough, MA) at 2:33.11. Sophomores Nick Sarro (Chatham, NY) and Ozzie Myers (Chittenango, NY) crossed in 2:33.31 and 2:34.02. First year Brian Schmidt (Wst Hempstead, NY) was one second away from a personal best in the mile with his 4:20 effort.

The Bears will field a full squad next week as they go head-to-head with Ivy competition for the first time in the 2006 season. The Brown-Harvard-Cornell meet will be hosted by the Crimson on Saturday.