Men's Track & Field

Bears Compete at Tribute to Charles Torpey T&F Invitational

Bears Compete at Tribute to Charles Torpey T&F Invitational


Kingston, RI- The Brown University men's track & field team headed to the Charles Torpey Track & Field Invitational this weekend. The Bears had many highlights during the meet, which included a title won by sophomore John Spooney in the 60m dash and the Bears' champion 4x400m relay squad.

"Overall, it was a good meet for us," said men's distance coach Tim Springfield.   "We rested some of our veterans, who are getting ready for the Valentines Day meet in Boston next week, but some of our young runners really had strong performances.  Will Conway had a nice breakthrough in the 1000m and Mark McGurrin had a promising race in the 3000m."

Spooney captured the title in 6.92 seconds, while the relay team ran the race in 3:21.91 claiming the Bears only two titles of the day.

Anthony Schurz (2:28.94) and William Conway (2:30.60) finished in second and third place, respectively, in the 1,000m run, while Tyler Benster crossed the finish line in 2:34.68 for sixth place.

Thomas Elnick posted a 4:17.96 in the one mile for a fourth place finish, and Ben Stephenson earned third place in the 3,000m run with an 8:41.43 while Mark McGurrin finished in fifth in the race.

In the field events, Kenneth Thompson placed third in the triple jump, while Jonathan Padmore came in seventh. Teammate Daniel Smith tossed a 15.86 in the shot put to earn second place, while Matthew Miller and Andrew Rohan finished in fifth and sixth place, respectively.

The Bears will compete at Boston University's Valentine Invitational next weekend.