Brown Track & Field Heads to Ireland/England for 13-Day Tour, Two Competitions

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown University track & field program is pleased to announce that a group of 27 student-athletes and three coaches will be taking a 13-day tour to Ireland and England to compete in two competitions starting on Monday, June 10.

Brown will travel with the Dartmouth track & field team and compete alongside its Ivy League rival against the University of Limerick and St. Mary's University College. In addition to sightseeing, the Bears will also attend an Alumni event in London, featuring Brown President Christina Paxson in her first public appearance in the UK. 

"We're very excited to have this opportunity to travel and compete abroad," said Tim Springfield, Director of Track & Field/Cross Country. "We'll have the opportunity to see another part of the world and compete against athletes from UK universities. I'm a firm believer in these kinds of cultural exchanges--I think it broadens everyone's horizons to travel overseas and meet athletes from other countries.  I also think we'll find time to have some fun now and then."

The Bears will fly out on Monday, June 10 and enjoy five days of sightseeing and practice before facing the University of Limerick on Sunday, June 16 in Dublin. After departing to England the following day, the Bears will take in the local sights for two days and then challenge St. Mary's University in a meet on Thursday, June 20 in Twickenham. Brown will round out the trip with two days of sightseeing in London before heading back to Providence.

"It's a tremendous honor that our alumni have funded this trip--it's something that we really appreciate and a great aspect of our athletes' experience at Brown," said Springfield.

Check back at brownbears.com for updates and photos from Brown track's trip to Ireland and England.