Fayetteville, AR- Sophomore Brynn Smith (Saco, ME), senior Bryan Powlen (Kewanna, IN) and sophomore Craig Kinsley (Fairfield, CT) have done an outstanding job competing at the 2009 Outdoor Track & Field NCAA Championship this week. Smith and Powlen finished ranking in the top 20 in the Nation, as Kinsley is still alive in the tournament and will be competing in the javelin finals tonight at 7:30 p.m.
Smith entered the week seeded 27th, and ended up finished 20th in the nation in the hammer throw. Smith missed the cut to compete in the finals, but had a great performance in the preliminaries for an 18th place finish with a 183-02. In addition, Powlen, who was seeded 26th, ended up 18th overall in the nation in the discus with a throw of 179-02.
Kinsley went into NCAAs as the fourth seed and finished in third place overall to make the javelin finals at 7:30 p.m. tonight. Kinsley's exceptional throw of 227-07 landed him in third place, just behind first place finisher Corey White of Southern California (254-10) and Chris Hill of Georgia (234-04). Kinsley will be aiming to finish amongst the top eight during finals this evening, which will earn him USTFCCCA All-American honors.