Bears Host Annual Springtime Invitational

Providence, RI- The Brown University men's track & field team hosted its annual Springtime Invitational on Sunday afternoon. The squad captured four titles and had some solid performances that earned personal records.

Sophomore John Spooney captured the 100m dash title with a time of 10.77 seconds, and sophomore Jonathan Hilgart finished fifth in the race with a 11.19.

Junior Ben Stephenson placed first in the steeplechase with a 9:32.10 and sophomore Kyler Evitt finished just behind with a 9:51.10 for second. Brown's 4x100m relay garnered the title with a 42.47 and the Bears' junior Kenneth Thompson picked up the triple jump win with a 14.63m distance.

In the 200, sophomore Ajani Brown placed fourth with a 23.01 and sophomore InSoo Hwang came in seventh with a 23.19. Junior Nate Elder ran the 400m dash in 49.95 for a fourth place finish and in the 800m run freshman Henry Tufnel led the Bears with a second place time of 1:53.04. Following behind was sophomore Colin Savage (1:53.91) in third and senior Anthony Schurz (1:54.97) in fourth.

Freshman Hunter Warwick finished sixth in the 110m hurdles with a time of 15.33 seconds and sophomore Arjun Pande came in eighth with a 15.55.

In the long jump, sophomore Jonathan Padmore earned fourth with a 6.36m distance, and freshman Albert Anderson came in fifth with a 6.27m.

"All around the throws group had a fantastic day," said Director of Track & Field Michelle Eisenreich. "They all threw right at or set personal records and just looked really good and are prepared to throw with the best in the league."

Junior Daniel Smith led the Bears with a fifth place toss in the shot put (16.47m) and Courtland Clavette captured sixth with a 48.92m in the discus. Junior Michael Bieszard came in second in the javelin with a personal record of 58.64, and close behind was sophomore Evan Weinstock (54.60) in fifth, sophomore Neal Rooney in seventh (52.91) and senior Buddy Yow in eighth (52.48).

Some of the Bears traveled to Philadelphia to compete in the Penn Relays. Brown earned fifth place in the men's college men's 4x400 heptagonal, and the men's 4xmile squad finished in eighth. Kenneth Thompson earned 14th in the college men's triple jump eastern division.

The Bears will now prepare for the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships on May 5-6.