Duriel Hardy Earns Second Place in 5k; Qualifies for NCAA Regionals

April 19, 2009

Fayetteville, Ark. - The Brown men's track & field team competed in three different meets this past weekend and posted some impressive results. Junior Duriel Hardy (West Chester, PA) was the second collegiate finisher in the 5k with a 14:11.75 at the Larry Ellis Invitational hosted by Princeton to qualify for NCAA Regionals. The Bears also had solid results at both the Husky Select Invitational and the John McDonnell Invitational at the University of Arkansas.

In addition to Hardy's outstanding finish, senior Bryan Powlen (Kewanna, In) threw another personal record in the discus with a 179-01 to finish in second place in Arkansas. Senior Matt Jasmin (Middletown, NY) qualified to the finals in the 100m hurdles and finished in ninth place with a 14.28, and senior Reginald Cole (Seattle, WA) (47-07.25) and Andrew Chapin (Redmond, WA) (47-07.25) finished eighth and ninth, respectively, in the triple jump. Also competing was sophomore Marc Howland (Cleveland Heights, OH) in both the 100m and the 200m.

At UConn, Tyler Prince posted a third-place finish in the hammer throw with a 168-09, as Zack Bahr (Topeka, KS) followed right behind with a 158-11 for fifth. Senior Jake Ricciardi (Ridgewood, NJ) recorded a 13-07.25 in the pole vault for fifth, and sophomore AJ Fitzgerald (Harrison, NY) recorded a 5-10.75 in the high jump for sixth.

In the 3,000m steeplechase, freshman Thomas Elnick (Merrick, NY) earned a 10:08.64 for third place, while Carlo Liquido and sophomore Buddy Yow (Keene, TX) finished in fifth and sixth place, respectively, in the long jump.

Freshman Anthony Schurz (South Bend, IN) was Brown's top finisher in the 1,500m run with a 3:59.01 for fifth, followed by junior John Loeser (Weston, CT) in sixth with a 3:59.01. Loeser also earned a fourth place finish in the 800m with a 1:59.02. In the 400m dash, junior Kevin Cervantes (Los Angeles, CA) crossed the line in 50.87 for fourth place, and Sammy Smith (Woodcliff Lake, NJ) notched an 11.32 in the 100m dash for seventh.

The Bears are back in action next weekend when it hosts the Brown Invitational.