CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Brown men's indoor track & field team finished runner-up at the Harvard Beantown Challenge, while the women's side placed fourth overall, as the two programs returned to action over the weekend.
The men's team totaled 134 points for second, while UMass won with 155 points. Harvard claimed the women's side with 183 points, followed by Brown in fourth with 93.66 points.
Sophomore Max Haensel (Raleigh, N.C.) won the 500 meters in an IC4A-qualifying time of 1:04.20 for a top-10 program finish, while Ryan Kelly (Greenwich, Conn.) picked up a pair of runner-up finishes in the 60 meters (7.03) and 400 meters (48.60). Christopher Garzia (East Meadow, N.Y.) also placed second in the 60-meter hurdles at 8.41.
In the field, rookie Owen Russell (Attleboro, Mass.) claimed first place in the weight throw with an IC4A-qualify toss of 58-08.50. Aaron Comery (Coventry, R.I.) and Taylor Alarcon (Wilmette, Ill.) took second in the shot put (53-06.25) and long jump (22-03.75), respectively.
On the women's side, sophomore Natalie Schudrowitz (Milwaukee, Wis.) won the mile in a time of 4:50.45, ninth best in program history, to qualify for the ECAC Championships. Fellow sophomore Michelle Bazile (Princeton, N.J.) claimed first in the weight throw with a toss of 51-1.5.
Brown returns to action next weekend for the Joe Donahue Games in Boston.