Feb. 29, 2004
Ithaca, NY - The men's indoor track team tied for fourth place at the 2004 Ivy League Heptagonal Championships hosted by Cornell this weekend. The Bears and Columbia each collected 57 points to finish behind Princeton, Cornell, and Penn.
Sophomore Ray Bobrownicki remains undefeated in ivy league competition, as he captured the high jump title with a mark of 6'11.5", two and a half inches higher than the nearest competitor. Brown swept the event as senior Katie Rowinski won for the women.
Serving his team well as captain, senior Anthony Hatala continued to support teammates after an early exit from the pole vault. His guidance helped sophomore Mike Murray to set a personal best by 5 inches at 15'5" and freshman Grant Bowen equalled his own best of the same height; Murray and Bowen scored in fifth and sixth places in the event.
A duo of seniors captured important second place points. Daveed Diggs took second in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.18. Despite being ill for the weekend, Brendan O'Keefe placed second in the mile run, timing in at 4:11.76.
In mid distances, junior Dallas Dissmore placed fourth with a time of 1:05.35 in the 500 meter dash. The 4x400 meter relay team of senior captainDavid Owen, freshmen Michael Pruzinsky and Christian Tabib along with Dissmore took third with a time of 3:16.38.
For the distance squad, senior Matthew Emond took fourth with a time of 8:32.59 in the 3,000 meter run. Also taking fourth to score was junior Jeff Gaudette, and senior Michael DeCoste took sixth, both in the 5,000 meter run.
On the infield, Sophomore Jake Golenor took fifth in the shot put with a throw of 51'7.75".