Lowell, MA- The Brown University men's track & field team competed at the George Davis Invitational at the Cushing Field Complex at UMass Lowell this weekend. Four Bears brought home titles, as the team will now prepare for the Brown Invitational on Saturday, April 14.
John Spooney won the 200m dash with a 21.69 and finished second in the 100m dash (10.65). Samuel Howard came in ninth in the 200m with a 22.66. Zack Keefer captured the 400m hurdle title crossing the finish line in 54.76, and Jeff Bush won the 3,000m steeplechase with a 9:28.94. Junior Ben Stephenson came in close behind Bush with a 9:32.83.
In the 800m run, the Bears finished in third through sixth, as Henry Tufnell led the Bears with a 1:54.80. Nathan Elder finished fourth with a 1:55.05 and Tyler Benster came in fifth (156:21).
Colin Savage placed second in the 1,500m run (3:57.71) and Hunter Warwick earned fourth in the 110m hurdles (15.45). Arjun Pande also ran the 110 hurdles and finished in seventh (15.98). The Bears' 4x100m relay squad placed third with a 43.33 seconds.
"Due to the field size, the jumps were only given four attempts," said jumps/multis coach Reuben Jones. "His progression through the first three jumps were the best series he's had since I have been coaching him. I cut him off at that point so he remembers what it feels like to have a three-jump series of this quality. He has the ability to get three legal jumps in and continue to build through the competition, and this fact is very helpful for competitions where he'll be jumping three times in a trial and a final, respectively. He can have confidence to be able to get a good series early on within a competition. Without ideal weather, it shows a lot that he was able to PR and go over 49' for the first time."
"Kenny Thompson may have been the highlight of the meet in the triple jump with his personal record," said Director of Track & Field Michelle Eisenreich. "He's really coming along."