May 30, 2010

Bears Qualify Five to Track & Field NCAA Championship

Greensboro, N.C. – Five members of the Brown University Track & Field team earned spots at the 2010 NCAA Championships, advancing through the preliminary round held at UNC Greensboro. The Bears had some outstanding performances throughout the three-day event, which included Craig Kinsley's javelin throw title and Danielle Grunloh's eighth place mark in the shot put.

On the men's side, Kinsley once again showed his dominance in the javelin throwing a 238-7 to not only win the event, but to also qualify to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon from June 9-12.

Joining Kinsley will be senior Bryan Powlen, who earned third place in the discus throw this weekend with a mark of 182-3, and senior captain Duriel Hardy, who finished sixth place in the 10,000m run with a time of 29:51.62.

Also competing this weekend for Bruno was Reginald Cole, who just missed qualifying for the championship with a 13th place leap of 51 ½ in the triple jump. Also, Jordan Maddocks competed in the high jump and earned 33rd overall with a height of 6-7.

On the women's side, Danielle Grunloh highlighted the day with her eighth place finish in the shot put with a toss of 52-10 to qualify for the NCAA Championship. She also competed in the discus this weekend and placed 23rd with a throw of 154-10 ¼.

Brynn Smith will also head to Eugene after a 185-1 mark in the hammer throw to earn 12th place. She also earned 22nd place in the shot put with a toss of 49-2 ¼.

Both Ariel Wright and Lauren Pischel gave outstanding efforts for the Bears this weekend. Wright just missed qualifying to the Championships in the 5,000m run by one spot as she earned 14th place with a time of 16:34.18. Pischel entered the weekend ranked 31st in the 10,000m run, but her stellar performance in Greensboro exceeded her rank as she finished 19th with a time of 36:03.36.

Also competing for the Bears were Anja Hergrueter, who finished 43rd in the high jump (5-4 ½), Gabriela Baiter finished 37th in the triple jump (40-2 ¼) and Samantha Adelbrg, who earned 25th place in the 800m run with a 2:09.02.