Brown Men in Fourth Place after Day One of Ivy League Heptagonal Championships

Philadelphia, Pa. – The Brown University men's track & field team are currently in fourth place with 15 points after the first day of the Ivy League Outdoor Track & Field Championships hosted at the University of Pennsylvania.

Princeton is currently in first place (52), followed by Harvard (31) and Cornell (31) in second, Penn in fifth (10), Dartmouth in sixth (7), Yale in seventh (6) and Columbia in eighth (3).

"Day one was marked by really successful individual performances and we are very well positioned for day two and a run at more PR's and competitive performances," said Director of Track & Field Michelle Eisenreich.

Sophomore John Spooney will compete in the 200m dash finals tomorrow after earning a first place time of 21.44 seconds, and junior Kevin Cooper qualified in the 1,500-meter run with a 3:49.07.

"Both Kevin Cooper and Erik Berg ran strong races in the 1500 prelims," said men's distance coach Tim Springfield. " Kevin took control of his heat early and made sure he would get a qualifying time. Unfortunately Erik got tangled up with another runner 40m for the finish line and went down when he was in position to qualify for finals. He'll have another chance tomorrow in the 4x800."

Senior Dan Lowry captured second place in the 10,000m run with a 29:35.70 and qualifying into tomorrow in the 110m hurdles was Hunter Warwick with a time of 15.31 seconds. Also, both InSoo Hwang and Zach Keefer qualified in the 400m hurdles with times of 53.97 seconds and 54.71 seconds, respectively.

"Dan Lowry ran a terrific race in his first ever 10,000," added Springfield. "He made a strong move to win with 600 meters to go, and had a great battle with Princeton's Donn Cabral over the final lap. Dan lobbied me hard to run both the 5000 and 10000, so he could help the team effort as much as he could. I'm really glad he talked me into it, and I'm really proud of his race."

Sophomore Nick Keeling finished third in the javelin with a 205-00 distance, and sophomore Neal Rooney followed in sixth with a 190-00. Evan Weinstock competed in the decathlon earning 3,709 points to place second and will compete on Sunday as well.