Track & Field Prepares for NCAA Tournament

Fayetteville, AR- Three Brown University track & field athletes traveled to the University of Arkansas' John McDonnell Field on Sunday afternoon to compete in the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships from Wednesday-Saturday, June 10-13.   Representing the Brown women's track & field squad is sophomore Brynn Smith (Saco, ME), who will be competing in the hammer throw, as sophomore Craig Kinsley (Fairfield, CT) and junior Bryan Powlen (Kewanna, IN) represent the Brown men's team. Kinsley is competing in the javelin throw and Powlen in the discus.

    "Craig (Kinsley), Bryan (Powlen) and Brynn (Smith) have been working hard all season long," said throws coach Michelle Eisenreich.  "They feed off of their great performances and improve week in and week out.  We are expecting to go in and compete hard and see some more great results."

    Kinsley is seeded fourth in the javelin throw with a toss of 73.62m and will begin competition on Wednesday in the preliminaries at 8:00 p.m.  Powlen is seeded 25th in the discus with a throw of 55.86m, as he begins competition on Thursday in the preliminaries at 1:00 p.m.  Smith the 2009 Outdoor Ivy League Heptagonal Championship Women's Athlete of the Meet, is seeded 27th in the hammer throw with a mark of 57.15m and will begin competing on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.