Men's Track & Field Opens Indoor Season with Alden Invitational

Dec. 1, 2007

Providence, RI - The Brown track and field team opened its indoor season at home today, featuring seven first-place finishes during the Alden Invitational. Junior Matthew Jasmin (Middletown, NY), freshman Jordan Maddocks (Framingham, MA), senior Zach Jaffa (Foster, RI), senior Deshaun Mars (Brooklyn, NY), sophomore Reginald Cole (Seattle, WA), junior Matthew Jasmin (Middletown, NY) and junior Eric Wood (Eugene, OR) each placed first in today's meet.

In the 55-meter dash, sophomore Mike Mazerik (Poland, OH) was Brown's top finisher in second place (6.68), followed by junior Joseph Mastrangelo (Plainsboro, NJ) in third with a 6.68. In the 400m, sophomore Kevin Cervantes came in third with a 51.95, and junior Sean O'Brien also came in third in the one mile run (4:27.43).

Sophomore Zach Malet (Haverford, PA) picked up a 3rd place finish in the 1,000m run (2:39.53), freshman Chris Collins (Wilton, CT) had a third place finish in the 3,000m run with a 9:29.45, and Jasmin claimed the title in the 55m hurdles with an 8:14. Brown's 1,600m relay team came in third place with a 3:31.10.

Brown dominated the high jump, as Maddocks took first with a 6-06, followed by freshman Craig Kinsley (Fairfield, CT) and Andrew Chapin (Redmond, WA) in second (6-04.00), as junior Greg Hunter rounded out the scorers with a fourth-place finish (6-00).

In the pole vault. Jaffa took first (14-00), followed by junior Mike Woods (Westfield, NJ) with a 14-00. The long jump was dominated by Mars' 22-04 for first, followed by sophomore Reginald Cole (Seattle, WA) in third (21-03). Cole also did well in the triple jump, taking first place with a 47-04.50, followed by Chapin's second place (43-11.25).

Wood's 59-01.00 throw placed first in the weight throw, as he also finished in fourth in the shot put. Also finishing well in the weight throw was junior Tyler Prince (Daniels, WV) in second (52-10.25)and sophomore Brian Geise (Medford, WI) in fifth.