Men's Track & Field Places Third At Heptagonal Championships
May 7, 2006
Philadelphia, PA-- Photos by Dan Grossman '71
The men's track and field team placed third behind Cornell and Princeton with 98.5 points at this weekend's Heptagonal Championships, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania. The team's finish was a welcome improvement over last year's disappointing sixth.
Senior Ray Bobrownicki (Kennett Square, PA) successfully defended his outdoor high jump title by clearing 7-1. Adding another win to the Bears' conquest was senior Kent Walls (Beckley, WV) in the discus with a throw of 168-2.
Also placing in the discus was freshman David Howard (Columbia, MD) with a throw of 159'10" in third. Senior co-captain Jake Golenor (Redding, CA) competed despite missing all of outdoor training due to sickness to finish eighth (148'6"). Senior Todd Kapostasy (Madison, OH) was also eighth in the high jump with a height of 6-4 at his final Heps.
Senior Dallas Dissmore (Princeton, NJ) placed third in the 400-meter dash with a time of 46.88. Dissmore's time puts him in second on the Bears' all-time outdoor list behind Trinity Gray '00.
Sophomore Luke Renick (Warrenton, VA) finished seventh in the 200m and eighth in the 100m.
Sophomore Jamil McClintock (Plainfield, NJ) placed second in the 110-meter hurdles in 14.39. McClintock's time puts him fifth on Brown's all-time outdoor list. Junior Christian Tabib (Valparaiso, IN) was seventh in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 54.82 seconds.
Despite getting tripped up early in the finals of the 1500-meter race, senior Jordan Kinley (Santa Rosa, CA) placed eighth in the event in 3:51.51.
In the 5000-meter run, junior Nick Neely (Portola Valley, CA) finished seventh in 14:45.73 after scoring sixth in the 10,000-meter run the previous evening.
Junior Neil Hamel (Cumberland, RI) placed fifth in the steeplechase with a time of 9:13.77. Hamel's time puts him in seventh on the Bears' all-time outdoor list.
Sophomore Ikenna Achilihu (Monroe, LA) placed third in the triple jump with a leap of 49'11.75", good for third on Brown's all-time outdoor list.
The Bears' 4x400 relay team was fifth in 3:15.42.
Qualifying members of the team will compete next weekend at the IC4A Championships in Princeton, NJ.