Brown Sweeps Long Jump at USATF New England Championships

Feb. 19, 2007

Boston, MA - The USATF New England Championship Meet was highlighted for the Brown men by a sweep of places one through four in the long jump. With the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships just a week away, many of the men's track athletes competed in shorter events, while others took the weekend off. Although there was no team score, the men faced both Dartmouth and Harvard, giving them an idea of what to expect from their upcoming competition.

In the sprints, junior Paul Raymond (Miami, FL) took third in the 60 meter dash in 7.03. Sophomore Sean O'Brien (Westborough, MA) placed fourth in the 400 meter run with a time of 49.83. Sophomore Matthew Jasmin (Middletown, NY) placed fifth in the 60 meter hurdles with a 8.38.

Freshman John Loeser (Weston, CT) placed fourth in the 800 meter with a 1:57.14, followed by classmate Duriel Hardy (West Chester, PA) in sixth in 1:57.92. Junior Ozzie Myers (Chittenango, NY) took second place in the mile in 4:13.6, just hundredths of a second behind the first place finisher from Dartmouth. Sophomore Brian Schmidt (West Hempstead, NY) followed in third (4:15.56), followed by freshmen Christian Escareno (Mont Prospect, IL) and Hardy in fifth and sixth, respectively.

In the field, junior Deshaun Mars (Brooklyn, NY) won the long jump in 21-11.5, followed by senior Stephen Bernardi (Haddon Heights, NJ) in second with a 21-09.5 jump. Junior Nkosi Still (Hyde Park, MA) took third in the event in 21-09.0, and freshman Reginald Cole (Seattle, WA) took fourth in 21.09.75. Cole also placed fourth in the triple jump in 47-00.75, with sophomore Miles Craigwell (Boston, MA) close behind in fifth, with a 46-02.75 jump. Cole's triple jump ranks him seventh in the Ivy League

Freshman Brian Powlen (Kewanna, IN) placed first in the shot put with a 52-08.00 throw. Sophomore Eric Wood (Eugene, OR) placed fourth in the event with a 50.08.25 effort. Powlen's throw ranks him fifth in the Ivy League

The Bears will compete again on February 24th and 25th at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships in New York, NY. With many of the Brown athletes currently ranked within the league it promises to be an excellent competition, as they work to defend, or even improve upon last years fourth place finish.