February 24, 2007

Brown Ranked Fourth After First Day of Heps

Feb. 24, 2007

New York, NY - The Brown men's track & field team is in fourth place with 8 points after one day of competition at the Heptagonal Championships, hosted by Columbia. The Bears gained points in the 3K, and pole vault on the first day, while four other athletes qualified for the finals of their events. Princeton is currently leading the competition with 55 points.

Senior Grant Bowen (Plainwell, MI) placed third in the pole vault with a jump of 15-09.00, earning the Bears six points. Junior Ozzie Myers (Chittenango, NY) placed fifth in the 3,000 meter run with a time of 8:20.95. Myers earned two points for the team.

Sophomore Matthew Jasmin (Middletown, NY) placed sixth in the 60 meter hurdles in 8.32, and qualified for tomorrow's finals.

Junior Paul Raymond (Miami, FL) qualified for the finals of the 60 meter dash by placing fourth in the prelims, running 6.84. Raymond is the reigning heptagonal champion in the event.

Sophomore Sean O'Brien (Westborough, MA) placed eight in the 800 meter run in 2:54.05, and will compete in the finals.

Freshman John Loeser (Weston, CT) qualified for tomorrow's finals in the mile run by placing twelfth in 4:13.10.

The competition will continue tomorrow with the finals of the sprinting and middle distance events, plus the 5000 meter run and relays. The shot put, triple jump, and high jump will also take place tomorrow. The team's progress across the competition can be tracked from the following two websites:

ArmoryTrack.com

Heps Blog