Brown Invitational a Success; Kinsley Opens up With Third Best Javelin Throw in Nation

Providence, RI- The Brown University track & field team hosted its annual Brown Invitational yesterday afternoon at Brown Stadium and had some outstanding performances in its first home meet of the outdoor season. Highlighting the meet was Craig Kinsley's third best javelin throw in the nation, and also several Bears brought home titles and earned personal records throughout the day.

In the men's field events, Kinsley captured the title and earned his second best mark, next to his third place finish at the US National Meet, with a distance of 76.33m. In second was Nick Keeling with a 64.54m throw, and earning fourth for Brown was Michael Bieszard with a 58.22m distance. In the hammer throw, leading the Bears was Alexander Lipinsky's second place distance of 53.09m, followed by Joe Daou's 44.38m toss.

In the discus, sophomore Daniel Smith led the Bears with a fifth place throw of 45.25m, and he earned second place in the shot put with a 16.06m throw. Also in the shot put was Daou, who finished fourth overall with a distrance of 14.38m.

Sophomore Kenneth Thompson claimed the triple jump title with a mark of 14.04m, and in the long jump, Brown freshmen Jonathan Diejuste earned fourth with a 6.49m distance and Evan Weinstock followed right behind in fifth with a 6.36m score. A.J. Fitzgerald was Brown's lone competitor in the high jump . Fitzgerland earned fifth place with a height of 1.83m.

On the track, the men's 4x100m relay team comprised of Marc Howland, John Spooney, Mike Mazerik and Weinstock won the title with a time of 41.74 seconds, and the 4x400m relay of Weinstock, Keefer, Arjun Pande and John Spooney earned second with a 3:22.64.

The steeplechase was led by Jeff Bush's third place finish of 9:47.40, followed by Ben Stephenson's fourth place time of 10:01.87. Christian Escareno garnered the 3,000m run title with an 8:19.81, and was followed by Conor Grogan's second place time of 8:21.24, which was a 10-second personal record. Brendan Boyle (8:38.93) and Nathan Chellman (8:39.12) finished in seventh and eighth place, respectively.

In the one mile, the Bears locked up first through first place finishes with Dan Lowry leading the way with a first place time of 4:10.25. Erik Berk followed in second place with a 4:12.74, and Brian Schilder crossed the finish line in third with a 4:12.92 and Kevin Cooper in fourth with a 4:14.98.

Matt Bevil won the 800m run with a 1:53.50, and Anthony Schurz finished third with a 1:55.38. Also finishing well was Colin Savage with a 1:56.52 in sixth and Mike Elnick in seventh with a 1:56.79. Mike Mazerik earned fourth in the 200m dash in 22.81 seconds, and Spooney and Howland dominated the 100m dash 100m dash. Spooney garnered the title with a time of 10.84 seconds, as Howland followed right behind in 10.87 seconds.

The Bears will now head to Princeton where they will compete at the Larry Ellis Invitational on April 22.