May 8, 2011

Men’s Track & Field Earns Third at Ivy League Heptagonal Championships

New Haven, CT- The Brown University men's track & field team earned third place at the Ivy League Outdoor Heptagonal Championships with 76 points. Freshman standout John Spooney earned First Team All-Ivy honors in both the 100 and 200m dash for the Bears and ran on the third place 4x100 and 4x400m relay squad to highlight the Bears' performers this afternoon.

Princeton captured the championships with a combined 197 team points, while Cornell came in second with 186. Harvard finished in fourth (75), and was followed by Yale (44), Dartmouth (42), Penn (33) and Columbia (29).

Spooney picked up the 100m dash title in 10.64 seconds, and earned the 200m dash title in 21.37 seconds earning the first 100 and 200m dash titles for the Bears in those events since 1972. Brown's Evan Weinstock also did a stellar job this afternoon winning the men's decathlon with 6755 points overall.

Sophomore Erik Berg had a fantastic race for the Bears in the 1,500m run earning fifth place with a time of 3:58.49, and junior Dan Lowry earned fifth in the 5,000m run with a solid 14:16.27. Following Lowry was Conor Grogan in 14th (14:49.77), and junior Matt Duffy in 17th with a 15:01.66.

Christian Escareno finished in 17th in the 10,000m run (31:36.32), and in the 400m hurdles Zach Keefer ran a 54.04 to earn fifth.

The Bears' 4x100m relay comprised of Marc Howland, Spooney, Mike Mazerik and Evan Weinstock finished third with a time of 41.06 seconds, and the 4x400m relay of Ajani Brown, Nate Elder, Matt Bevil and Spooney placed third with a 3:14.23.

Kenneth Thompson led the Bears in the triple jump with a foueth pace distance of 48-10.25, and was followed by Jonathan Dieujuste's seventh place mark of 48-05.25.

Daniel Smith finished in seventh in the shot put (53-04.25), and fifth place in the discus (159-06). In the hammer throw, Alexander Lipinsky earned fifth with a 185-00, and Kinsley won the javelin title once again with a 227-02. Also in the javelin was Nick Keeling in second (210-10), Neal Rooney in eighth (191-00) and Paul Grandstrand in 10th (162-05).

The Bears will now prepare for the ECAC Championship and the NCAA Regionals.