April 18, 2004

Men's Track and Field Takes Third at UConn Invite

April 18, 2004

Storrs, CT - The Brown men's Track and Field team competed this weekend at the University of Connecticut Invitational. The squad came in third with 74 points, behind first-place UConn (127) and second-place Albany (91).

The middle distance and distance crew racked up points by nearly sweeping the 1500 meter run, capturing places 1-4 and 6. This effort was led by junior Patrick Tarpy (Yarmouth, ME) who finished in 3:54.46. Sophomore Jordan Kinley (Santa Rosa, CA) also added to the Bears' score and took second in the 800 meter run, in a personal best of 1:53.46. Freshman Chris Burke (Dexter, MI) raced the longer 5,000 meter run to take second in 14:54.80.

Senior co-captain David Owen (Huntington, NY) raced the 400 meter dash, clocking 48.96, good for a second place finish.

Once again, senior Daveed Diggs (El Cerrito, CA) came away with first place points in the 110 meter hurdles, posting a 14.50 in the finals. The 4x100 team finished in 43.18, the fastest time of the year for the squad.

Sophomore Ray Bobrownicki (Avondale, PA) also came away with a win for Brown, clearing 6'11.75" in the high jump, proving consistent after breaking seven feet last week. Also for the jumps, junior Kevin Ferrone (Mechanicville, NY) posted a 22'6.5" in the long jump, giving him a second place finish for the day.

The throw squad took advantage of the break from cold weather and showed consistency in all events after previous stand-out weeks. Sophomore Kent Walls (Beckley, WV) had a three foot personal best in the discus, hitting 163'9", to take second at the meet and third in the league this season. Walls also scored in the hammer for third with a throw of 162'4". Classmate Jake Golenor (Redding, CA) took third in the discus at 161'8". In the javelin, freshman Paul Rosiak (Wood-Ridge, NJ) took second in with a throw of 184'08".

The Bears will split their squad in the upcoming week, sending some to the highly competitive Penn Relays Thursday to Saturday and having others compete at home on Sunday in the Brown Springtime Invitational. These meets will serve as a last tune up before the Heptagonal Championships.