In 2008-09: Powlen's track season was one of great improvement and success ... He set a personal record at the Indoor Ivy League Championship of 16.57 meters (54’4.5”), placing fourth ... In the 2009 outdoor season Powlen steadily improved up until the Ivy League Championship meet where he exploded for a first place finished in Discus, and a close second finish in shot put, setting personal records in both events (17.42m / 57’2” shotput, 55.86m / 183’3” discus.) ... He continued to perform consistently at a high level with a fourth place finish at NCAA East regionals and a 18th place finish at Nationals ... Powlen was also seleced as an USATFCCCA Academic All-American.
In 2007-08: Although training was going well, Bryan had a very slow start and struggled throughout the indoor season ... All the work paid off in the outdoor season by hitting a Personal Best in the Brown Invitational and eventually continuing onto the Outdoor Heptagonal Championships where he placed 3rd in the shot put and 5th in the discus. His current personal bests are 16.25 (53'3.75") in shot put and 49.78 (163'4") in discus.
In 2006-2007: Had a great start to the season throwing 15.56m in shot...He has now posted personal records of 16.05m (52' 8") in shot put and 47.43m (155' 7") in discus.