March 25, 2007

Bears Open Spring Season at Husky Spring Open

March 25, 2007

Boston, MA - The men's track and field program opened their spring season this weekend at the Husky Spring Open, hosted by Northeastern University. The meet was highlighted by a number of impressive performances including two first place finishes by junior Jamil McClintock (Plainfield, NJ) in the 200m and 110m hurdles. A number of athletes sat this meet out to prepare for the upcoming Stanford Invitational.

McClintock finished first in the 200 meter dash with a 22.49. Sophomore Matthew Jasmin (Middletown, NY) followed in second with a 23:07, followed by freshmen Kevin Cervantes (Los Angeles, CA) and Mike Mazerik (Poland, OH) in fourth and fifth respectively, both with 23.33 runs. McClintock aslo took first in the 110 meter hurdles with a 14.58 run.

Senior Christian Tabib (Valparaiso, IN) placed third in the 800 meter run in 2:00.18. Freshman Colin Brett (Easton, PA) placed sixth in the 1500 meter run with a time of 4:05.23.

The Bears entered two teams into the 4x1600 meter relay competition, and earned second and third place. The 'B' team placed second in 3:24.16, and was made up of Cervantes, Tabib, freshman Duriel Hardy (West Chester, PA), and sophomore Rajiv Jayadevan (Port Jefferson, NY). The 'A' team placed third with a 3:34.59 run.

Freshman Andrew Chapin (Redmond, WA) won the triple jump with a 44-02.5 effort. Junior Zach Jaffa (Foster, RI) placed fifth in the pole vault with a 13-02.50 jump. In the long jump, sophomore Miles Craigwell (Boston,MA) placed third in 21-07.50, followed by junior Deshaun Mars (Brooklyn, NY) in fifth with a 20-10.00.

Senior Paul Rosiak (Wood-Ridge, NJ) won the javelin with a 163-05 effort. Freshman Bryan Powlen (Kewanna, IN) placed second in the sidcus with a 145-07 throw, followed by junior Kai Brown (Bellvue, WA) in third with a 140-08 throw. Sophomore Eric Wood placed fourth in the hammer throw in 162-05 and fifth in the shot put in 45-01.5.

The Bears will next compete at the Stanford Invitational on March 30 and 31 in Palo Alto, California as a part of their annual spring break training trip.