Track & Field Athletes Earn All-Ivy Honors

May 18, 2009

Providence, RI - A total of nine track & field athletes have been recognized on the All-Ivy Outdoor Track & Field Team, which is based solely upon their performances at the Heptagonal Championships hosted at Penn on May 9-10. The event winners earn first-team All-Ivy status, while the runners up take a spot on the second team.

For the men, senior Matt Jasmin (Middletown, NY) received first team All-Ivy honors after a great performance in the 110m hurdles to cross the finish line first with a time of 14.29. In the field events, junior Bryan Powlen (Kewanna, IN) earned first team honors in the discus with a 55.86m throw, and sophomore Craig Kinsley (Fairfield, CT) garnered first team recognition in the javelin, with a toss of 69.43m. Powlen was also named second team All-Ivy, earning a second place finish in the shot put with a throw of 17.40m (57-01.00).

For the women, sophomore Brynn Smith (Saco, ME) was a double winner, taking both the shot and hammer throw titles to earn first team All-Ivy in those events. Smith, the women's athlete of the meet at Heps, became just the third woman to throw 50 feet during the championships, measuring 15.29 meter (50-2) in the shot put. Her 56.23m toss landed her first in the hammer throw as well.

Joining Smith on the first team is Brown's 4x800m relay team comprised of sophomore Michaeline Nelson (McLean, VA), freshman Roseanne Fleming (Westlake, CA), sophomore Samantha Adelberg (Washington, DC) and sophomore Kesley Ramsey (Fanklin Lakes, NJ). The relay team earned the title with a stellar 8:49.29.

Earning second team All-Ivy accolades was junior Danielle Grunloh (Effingham, IL), who finished in second place in both the shot put and discus throw. She recorded a 15.10m (49-6.5) in the shot put, and posted a 49.59m (159-5) throw in the discus.