May 17, 2009

Brynn Smith Leads Bears at ECAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships

May 17, 2009

Princeton, NJ - The ECAC/IC4A Outdoor Track & Field Championships hosted by Princeton University at Weaver Stadium came to an end this afternoon as multiple Bears earned qualifying marks for the NCAA Regionals. The women's squad finished in 16th place overall, as Brynn Smith (Saco, ME) highlighted the weekend qualifying for the NCAA Regionals in both the hammer throw and shot put. The men's team placed 19th overall, with sophomore Craig Kinsley (Fairfield, CT) leading the Bears with a title in the javelin throw.

Smith had another big personal record in the hammer, tossing a 187-06 to place fourth, and went on to throw a 49-00.25 in the shot put for third. Following right behind was junior Danielle Grunloh (Effingham, IL) with a 46-11.75 for fifth place. Grunloh also secured fifth in the discus throw, recording a 151-06. Also performing well in the discus was freshman Lissa Mazanec (Colby, KS), earning 13th place with a 136-10. Junior Katie Wood (St. Joseph, MO) gave a solid effort in the javelin throw, recording a 123-10 for 19th place.

Sophomore Michaeline Nelson (McLean, VA) secured 14th place in the steeplechase with a 10:48.56 to qualify for the NCAA regionals, and sophomore Kesley Ramsey (Franklin Lakes, NJ) qualified in the 1,500-meter run with an eighth place finish in 4:26.41. Sophomore Samantha Adelberg (Washington, DC) ran the 800m in 2:20.26 to take 23rd.

The women's 4x800m relay broke the Brown University record, which was set by All-Americans Anna Willard, Kelly Powell, Naja Ferja, as well as Smita Gupta.  The relay comprised of Nelson who led off in a 2:12, freshman Roseanne Fleming (Westlake Village, CA) who ran a 2:11, Adelberg with a 2:10, and Ramsey anchored in a 2:10.

The men, who earned 19th place as a team, was led by sophomore Kinsley's outstanding performance in the javelin throw, as he tossed a dominating 234-07 to earn the title and also a spot in the NCAA regionals. Senior Sam Urlacher (Billings, MT) followed with a 13th place finish with a 193-08.

Also giving a great effort was senior Bryan Powlen (Kewanna, IN) with an eighth place finish and qualifying mark in the shot put (55-01.50), as he also secured fourth place in the discus with a 175-04 to qualify in that event as well.

Sophomore Jordan Maddocks (Framingham MA) earned ninth in the high jump with a 6-08.25, and senior Reginald Cole (Seattle, WA) garnered 16th in the triple jump with a leap of 47-02.25.  The men's 4x800m relay team also broke a Brown school record by .16.  The team was made up of junior Zach Malet (Haverford, PA) who ran a 1:55, freshman Anthony Schurz (South Bend, IN) who ran a personal best of 1:52, junior Alex Stern (Potomac, MD) who ran a 1:53 and senior Sean O'Brien (Westborough, MA) who ran a 1:52.