May 10, 2010

Brown Track & Field Earns All-Ivy Honors

Providence, RI- Sixteen members of the men's and women's Brown University Track & Field team earned All-Ivy honors.  The Ivy League determines its All-Ivy teams based solely upon performance at the Heptagonals Championship hosted at Princeton University on May 8-9.  The event winners also earn first-team All-Ivy status with the runners up taking a spot on the second team.

On the men's side, senior Bryan Powlen (Kewanna, IN) earned First Team All-Ivy honors after claiming the discus title with a throw of 177-01.  Brown junior Craig Kinsley (Fairfield, CT) also was placed on the first team after winning the javelin with his dominating mark of 229-10. 

Senior Duriel Hardy (West Chester, PA) locked up two Second Team All-Ivy accolades after placing second in both the 5,000m run and in the 10,000m run.  He ran the 5,000m in 14:25.15 and then recorded a time of 29:55.68 in the 10,000.  Senior Reginald Cole (Seattle, WA) also received Second Team All-Ivy honors after earning second in the triple jump with a leap of 51-01.00.

For the women, seniors Ariel Wright (Oakland, CA) and Danielle Grunloh (Effingham, IL) and freshman Lacey Craker (Baraboo, WI) were awarded First Team All-Ivy honors.   Wright earned the 5,000m run title with a stellar time of 16:37.22 and became the first Brown University woman to win that race since 1984.  Wright also competed in the 3,000m run and placed fourth with a 9:54.84.  Craker was awarded first team honors in the discus throw.  The rookie tossed a 150-00 to earn the title.

Grunloh prevailed in the shot put with a throw of 53-03.75 (16.25m) to earn first place and broke not only a Brown University record, but also set a new meet record.  Junior Brynn Smith (Saco, ME) dominated in the hammer throw to earn First Team recognition.  Smith highlighted the Bears' performances with a huge throw of 199-08, which is the farthest throw an Ivy League athlete has ever recorded!  Smith also went on to capture a second-place finish in the shot put (51-06.25) to earn Second Team All-Ivy honors. 

Brown's 4x800m relay team comprised of sophomore Rosie Fleming (Westlake Village, CA), junior Kesley Ramsey (Franklin Lakes, NJ), freshman Elaine Kuckertz (Clarendon Hills, IL) and freshman Bree Shugarts (Lewistown, PA) each earned First Team All-Ivy honors as well after running the race in 8:52.35 to place first.

Earning Second Team All-Ivy recognition was junior Lauren Pischel (La Jolla, CA), sophomore Susan Scavone (Summit, NJ), junior Rachel Biblo (Thiensville, WI), and freshman Victoria Buhr (Cheboygan, MI). 

Pischel earned second place in the 10,000m run with a time of 35:19.76 and Scavone ran a time of 14.31 seconds in the 100m hurdles for second place as well.   Biblo gave a 40-02.25 effort in the triple jump to earn Second Team honors, and Buhr picked up her first All-Ivy accolade after her second-place finish in the discus throw (149-08).