The Brown University track & field team competed at the ECAC/IC4A Championship this weekend hosted at Princeton University's Weaver Stadium. Both teams had some solid performances this weekend, which included Danielle Grunloh's shot put title to help lead the women to third place in the 49-team field, and Bryan Powlen and Craig Kinsley's titles helped guide the Bears to an eighth place finish out of the men's 52-team field.
Besides Grunloh's shot put championship with a throw of 51-06.50, she was also the runner-up in the discus throw with a mark of 157-05 (47.99m). Junior Brynn Smith had a solid third place finish in the shot put with a 49-02.50 and also earned second place in the hammer throw with a 195-07.
Freshman Hannah Wallace came in seventh place in the pole vault with a height of 11-11.75, and in the triple jump, senior Shannon Stone earned 16th with a 38-11.00 and junior Rachel Biblo finished just behind with a 38-10.25 (11.84m) for 17th place.
Freshman Lacey Craker earned 18th place in the discus throw with a distance of 129-00 (39.32m) and also finished 15th overall in the hammer throw with a toss of 167-10 (51.15m).
Brown's 4x800m relay team comprised of sophomore Rosie Fleming, junior Kesley Ramsey, freshman Elaine Kuckertz and freshman Bree Shugarts also did a great job this weekend as the squad earned second place with a solid 8:48.11.
On the men's side, both Powlen and Kinsley garnered titles today, as Powlen secured the discus championship with a mark of 179-09, as Kinsley locked up the javelin championship with a stellar 237-00 throw. Powlen also competed in the shot put and finished in eighth place with a throw of 54-07.25.
Also competing in the shot put was freshman Daniel Smith, who finished 11th with a 53-06.25. Smith also earned 13th place in the discus throw after tossing a 153-10.
In the hammer throw, senior Brian Giese finished in 14th place with a 184-04 (56.18m) and freshman Alexander Lipinsky followed in 22nd with a distance of 172-08 (52.64m). Jordan Maddocks finished in second in the high jump with a height of 6-10.75 and Andrew Chapin came in ninth place in the triple jump with a 48-08.25 (14.91m) leap.
Colin Brett finished 28th in the 5,000m run with a time of 14:49.29 and Matt Duffy followed in 30th with a 14:55.33.
The 4x800m relay team comprised of Chris Collins, Zach Malet, Christian Trautwein and Anthony Schurz came in seventh place with a 7:29.76.