April 27, 2009
Providence, RI - Five men's track & field athletes earned first place finishes at the Brown Springtime Invitational at Brown Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Bears were led by sophomore Craig Kinsley (Fairfield, CT), senior Reginald Cole (Seattle, WA), senior Bryan Powlen (Kewanna, IN), freshman Matt Duffy (Oakland, CA) and senior Sean O'Brien (Westborough, MA) who each earned titles in their respective events.
Kinsley started off the day with an outstanding throw of 225-11 in the javelin crushing his competition. In second was senior teammate Sam Urlacher (Billings, MT) with a toss of 195-04, and sophomore Buddy Yow (Keene, TX) earned seventh with a 156-09.
Cole picked up the triple jump title with a convincing leap of 48-11, four feet better than Lowell's second place finisher, while also earning a second place finish in the long jump with a 22-09.75. Powlen dominated the competition in the discus throw with a 175-10, as second place was claimed by Boston University's Dan Withrow with a 157-02. Powlen also tallied a 54-04.50 in the shot put, finishing in third place in the event. Sophomore Jordan Maddocks (Framingham, MA) picked up the high jump title with a 6-05.00.
In the running events, Duffy prevailed in the 3,000m steeplechase with a 9:45.51, followed by freshman Tom Elnick (Merrick, NY) with a 9:51.85 for second place. The 800-meter run was won by Brown's O'Brien, posting a 1:52.78. Providence College's Nicholas Berlutti followed right behind with a 1:54.41, and Brown freshman Anthony Schurz (South Bend, IN) placed third with a 1:54.57. Strong performances were also turned in by freshman Scott Friedlander (Deerfield, IL), who finished in second place in the 5,000m run with a 16:03.36, and junior John Loeser (Weston, CT) also earned a third place finish in the 1,500m run with a 3:53.59.
Senior Matthew Jasmin (Middletown, NY) placed second in the 110m hurdles with a 14.58, and sophomore Marc Howland (Cleveland Heights, OH) finished with an 11.05 in the 100m dash for third. Another highlight for Brown was a strong performance by junior Colin Brett (Easton, PA), who earned second place in the 3,000m run. A few Bears also competed at the Penn Relays over the weekend. Sophomore John Haenle (Lockport, NY) finished in 14th in the steeplechase with a 9:33.09, Jasmin turned in a 14.57 in the heats of the 100m hurdles and Maddocks placed ninth in the high jump (6-6.75) and