Feb. 15, 2004
Boston, MA - The men's track and field team competed on Saturday at the Fast Track Invitational, hosted by Boston University. While the meet did not tally a team score, there were several excellent performances by the Bears, many men making marks on both Brown's indoor top ten and the Ivy League rankings.
Sophomore Dallas Dissmore (Fort Irwin, CA) blazed to a 1:03.97 in the 500 meter dash. This personal best ranks him third on Brown's top ten and second this season for the Ivies. Dissmore also anchored the 4x400 relay, which finished with a time of 3:18.86, good for third in the conference. Freshman Michael Pruzinsky (Wayne, NJ) also had an amazing race, dipping under 22 seconds for the first time in the indoor 200, with a 21.97, ranking him second for Heps.
In the mile, senior Brendan O'Keefe (Prospect Harbor, ME) once again ran a personal best of 4:06.20, ranking him at the top of the Ivy League and sixth on the indoor top ten. Also in distances, senior Michael DeCoste (Duxbury, MA) won his heat of the 5000 meter run, running a solo effort of 14:19.11, a personal best by 24 seconds. This mark is third best in the league and sixth on the top ten. Classmate Matthew Emond (Green Harbor, MA) raced to a time of 8:13.26 int he 3000 meter run, moving him to second place among Ivy competitors. Also in the event, sophomore Owen Washburn (Amherst, MA) recorded a personal best, finishing in 8:26.07.
For sprints, senior Daveed Diggs (El Cerrito, CA) turned out another impressive mark, and his time of 7.64 in the 55 meter hurdles places him in the second fastest position entering the Heptagonals.
Keeping his first place ranking sophomore Ray Bobrownicki (Avondale, PA) cleared 6'10.25" to match his personal best. Pole vaulting to a height of 15'0.25" was both senior captain Anthony Hatala (Valporiso, IN) and sophomore Michael Murray (Milford, MA); they now tie for eighth in the Ivies. Four of the pole vault squad rank in the top 10.
The Brown men will return to action on Sunday February 22, as they compete at the USATF New England meet in Cambridge.