2012-13 Men's Track and Field News

June 25, 2013
Follow the Track & Field Team Through the UK: Final Trip Report
The Brown track & field team recently completed a 13-day trip through England and Ireland. Catch up with the Bears through diaries and photos, which were posted throughout the trip.

June 20, 2013
Follow the Track & Field Team Through the UK: Trip Report 2
The Brown track & field team is currently on a 13-day trip through England and Ireland. Follow the Bears through diaries and photos, which will be posted throughout the trip.

June 18, 2013
Spring Academic All-Ivy Announced
The Ivy League released its list of student-athletes selected for 2013 spring Academic All-Ivy, with 10 Brown student-athletes earning recognition. The five men and five women were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average.

June 15, 2013
Follow the Track & Field Team Through the UK: Trip Report 1
The Brown track & field team is currently on a 13-day trip through England and Ireland. Follow the Bears through diaries and photos, which will be posted throughout the trip.

June 7, 2013
Track & Field Heads to Ireland/England for 13-Day Tour, Two Competitions
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown University track & field program is pleased to announce that a group of 27 student-athletes and three coaches will be taking a 13-day tour to Ireland and England to compete in two competitions starting on Monday, June 10.

June 6, 2013
Springfield Named Director of Track & Field/Cross Country at Brown
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – After a successful 2012-13 season as the Interim Director of Track & Field/Cross Country at Brown University, Tim Springfield has been appointed as the director of the program, announced by Director of Athletics Jack Hayes on Thursday.

May 24, 2013
Track & Field Competes at NCAA East Prelims
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Kenneth Thompson (Riverdale, N.Y.) placed 19th overall in the triple jump as the Brown track & field team wrapped up the final day of the 2013 NCAA East Preliminary Saturday at the Irwin Belk Track on the campus of North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, N.C.

May 22, 2013
Track & Field Sends Eight to NCAA East Preliminary
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown track & field team will send eight qualifiers to the 2013 NCAA East Preliminary that will take place May 23-25 at the Irwin Belk Track on the campus of North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, N.C.

May 12, 2013
Track & Field Competes at IC4A/ECAC Championships, New Balance Boston Twilight Meet
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown men's and women's track & field teams put up some solid results over the weekend as the Bears competed at the IC4A/ECAC Championships at Princeton and the New Balance Boston Twilight meet at Bentley College.

May 5, 2013
Men’s Track & Field Takes Third at Ivy League Heptagonal Championship
PRINCETON, N.J. – Evan Weinstock (Las Vegas, Nev.) and John Spooney (Northfield, Ohio) claimed individual titles as the Brown University men's track & field team finished in third place with 75 points at the 2013 Ivy League Outdoor Heptagonal Championship over the weekend hosted at Princeton University.

May 4, 2013
Brown Men in Seventh After Day One of the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships
PRINCETON, N.J. – The Brown University men's track & field team is currently in seventh place with six points after the first day of the Ivy League Outdoor Track & Field Championships hosted at Princeton University.

May 2, 2013
Track and Field Set for Heptagonal Championships
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown track & field teams will compete in the Ivy League Heptagonal Outdoor Track & Field Championships this Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5, at William Weaver Stadium in Princeton, N.J. Events are scheduled to start Saturday morning at 10 a.m.

April 29, 2013
Track and Field Hosts Springtime Open
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – In the final week of preparation before the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships, the Brown track & field teams hosted the Springtime Open in a non-scoring meet Sunday at Brown Stadium.

April 27, 2013
Men’s Track & Field Sets 4x800 Record at Penn Relays
PHILADELPHIA – The 4x800 meter relay team finished seventh overall and set a school record in the event as the quartet represented the Brown men’s track & field team at the prestigious Penn Relays on Saturday afternoon.

April 21, 2013
Track & Field Competes at Larry Ellis Invite, Baylor Classic
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown men’s and women’s outdoor track & field teams put up some strong results over the weekend as the Bears competed at the Larry Ellis Memorial Invitational at Princeton and the Michael Johnson Classic at Baylor.

April 14, 2013
Spooney Leads Men's Track & Field at Brown Invite
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – John Spooney (Northfield, Ohio) picked up three victories as the Brown men’s track & field team hosted the Brown Invitational with over 1,300 athletes competing over the weekend at Brown Stadium.

April 12, 2013
Cragg Joins Brown Track & Field Staff
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Tim Springfield, Interim Director of Brown University Track & Field, is pleased to announce that Alistair Cragg has joined the program as a volunteer coach for the 2013 outdoor season. Cragg, who will work with the Brown distance runners, is a three-time Olympian and multiple NCAA Champion.

April 8, 2013
Track & Field Competes at Sam Howell Invite
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Freshman Morayo Akande (Robinson, Ill.) captured first place in the high jump and three other Bears won individual titles as the Brown men’s and women’s track & field teams took part in the Sam Howell Invitational over the weekend on the campus of Princeton University.

April 2, 2013
Track & Field Sweeps Hepstrack.com Weekly Awards
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Sophomore Courtland Clavette (Asheville, N.C.) and freshman Ned Willig (Phoenixville, Pa.) of the Brown men’s track & field team, and senior Olivia Mickle (Sacramento, Calif.) and freshman Kebbeh Darpolor (Pecos, Texas) on the women’s side, recently swept the Hepstrack.com weekly awards after a successful start to the outdoor season.

March 31, 2013
Track & Field Competes at Stanford Invite, Tufts Invitational
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Freshman Ned Willig (Phoenixville, Pa.) continued his impressive rookie campaign to lead a group of Bears at the Stanford Invitational, while several other members of the Brown track & field team competed at the Tufts Snowflake Classic, both held Saturday.

March 29, 2013
Weinstock, Rhodes Wrap Up Decathlon at Texas Relays
AUSTIN, Texas – Junior Evan Weinstock (Las Vegas, Nev.) and sophomore Peter Rhodes (Atlanta, Ga.) wrapped up the final day of events in the decathlon at the Texas Relays on Thursday evening at Myers Stadium.

March 27, 2013
Weinstock, Rhodes Compete in Opening Day of Texas Relays
AUSTIN, Texas – Junior Evan Weinstock (Las Vegas, Nev.) and sophomore Peter Rhoades (Atlanta, Ga.) both put up some impressive results as the duo took part in the opening day of competition in the decathlon at the Texas Relays Wednesday at Myers Stadium.

March 24, 2013
Trio of throwers lead track & field at Bridgewater Invite
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – A trio of Bears claimed top finishes as the Brown University outdoor track & field team sent a select group of throwers to the Bridgewater State Invitational on Saturday in a non-scoring meet at the Swenson Turf Track.

March 2, 2013
Brown Experiences More Success at Alex Wilson Invitational
Brown’s track program competed three athletes in individual races in the second day of competition at the Alex Wilson Invitational, held at the University of Notre Dame.

March 1, 2013
Relay Crushes School Record on First Day of Alex Wilson Invitational
Brown’s distance medley relay team set a new school record on the first day of competition at the Alex Wilson Invitational, held at the Loftus Sports Center on the campus of Notre Dame. They competed amongst an elite field that featured many of the top teams in the nation still looking to qualify for the NCAA Championships.

February 28, 2013
Four Bears Earn Track & Field All-Ivy Honors
Four members of the Brown men’s track and field team received All-Ivy honors based on their performances at the 2013 Ivy League Heptagonal Championships, held this past weekend in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Freshman Ned Willig (Phoenixville, PA) and junior Evan Weinstock (Las Vegas, NV) were selected to the first team, while senior co-captain Kenneth Thompson (Riverdale, NY) and sophomore Peter Rhodes (Atlanta, GA) were named to the second team.

February 24, 2013
Brown Takes Fourth at Ivy League Heptagonal Championship to Earn Highest Team Finish Since 2006
The Brown men’s track and field program earned fourth place this weekend at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships at Harvard University with 58 points, the team’s highest finish since 2006. Over the course of the two-day meet, the team’s performances were highlighted by two individual titles and two runner-up finishes, in addition to a new school record by junior Evan Weinstock (Las Vegas, NV).

February 17, 2013
Brown Produces Strong Performance at USATF New England Indoor Championships
The Brown men’s track and field program competed in the USATF New England Indoor Championships at Harvard’s Gordon Track on Sunday, February 17. Serving as the final competition before league championships next weekend, the meet attracted athletes from Boston University, Dartmouth College, the Greater Boston Track Club and several other programs.

February 14, 2013
Three Runners Turn in All-Time Top 10 Performances at Boston University
The Brown University track and field program traveled with a partial squad to a make-up meet at Boston University on Thursday, February 14. The abbreviated competition replaced the St. Valentine Invitational that was cancelled this past weekend due to Winter Storm Nemo. In addition to BU, Boston College, Harvard, Dartmouth, Providence College and Northeastern were in attendance.

February 2, 2013
Brown Wins Two Titles at the URI Coaches Tribute Invitational
The Brown men’s track and field team competed at the URI Track & Field Coaches Tribute Invitational in Kingston, Rhode Island on Saturday. The competition was held in URI’s Mackal Fieldhouse, and included athletes from Providence College, Bryant, Rhode Island, UNH, Fordham and several other schools. The Bears scored 48 points to tie for 7th place, while Rhody won the men’s title with 193 points overall.

January 26, 2013
Runners Perform Well at the Terrier Invitational
A group of the Brown men’s track and field team members traveled to Boston University’s Terrier Invitational on Saturday, January 26 to compete amongst many high caliber athletes and programs.

January 25, 2013
Brown Wins the Joe Donahue Games
The Brown men’s track and field program competed in the Joe Donahue Games at the Reggie Lewis Center on Friday and earned the overall team title with 104 points.

January 19, 2013
Track & Field Competes at Harvard Challenge
Cambridge, Mass. – Competing in the annual Harvard Challenge at Gordon Indoor Track, Brown's track & field program showed strong early performances and established three school records this weekend.

January 12, 2013
Indoor Track & Field Competes at Yale to Open 2013 Season
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – In the first indoor meet of the 2013 season, the Brown men's and women's track & field team gave a great effort at the Yale Invitational on Saturday afternoon.

December 18, 2012
Ken Hunt Joins Brown Track & Field Staff
Interim Director of Track and Field Tim Springfield announced the hiring of assistant coach Ken Hunt on Monday, completing his coaching staff. Hunt, a veteran Division I coach with stints at Louisiana State, Georgia Southern, Southern Illinois and Marquette, will coach the horizontal and vertical jumping events and multi-events.

December 6, 2012
Darcy Wilson Joins Brown Track & Field Staff
Providence, R.I. - Brown Track and Field is pleased to announce the hiring of Darcy Wilson as Assistant Track and Field Coach. Coach Wilson’s primary responsibility will be to coach the throwing events for men and women.

December 1, 2012
Track & Field Combines for 13 Titles at Alden Invitational
Providence, RI- The Brown University track and field program kicked off their 2012-13 indoor season yesterday afternoon at home on the newly renovated Alden Track in the Olney Margolies Athletic Center. The men's and women's team combined for 13 titles over competition from Providence College, Worcester State, Bryant University, URI, and Monroe College.

September 26, 2012
Brown’s Michelle Eisenreich Steps Down as Director of Track & Field; Tim Springfield Named Interim Director
Providence, RI – Brown University Director of Track & Field, Michelle Eisenreich, has stepped down after 12 years with the program to accept a position at Stanford. Tim Springfield, Brown head men's cross country coach, has been named Interim Director of Track & Field and Cross Country.

August 24, 2012
Craig Kinsley ’11 to Throw Out First Pitch at Fenway Park
Providence, RI- Former Brown University javelin standout and the top American javelin thrower in London, Craig Kinsley '11, will be honored with other New England Olympians at Boston's Fenway Park and throw out the first pitch before the Red Sox take on the Kansas City Royals at 7:10 p.m.

August 6, 2012
Craig Kinsley '11: Update from London Olympics
By virtue of his third-place showing in the javelin at the U.S. Trials in late June, and a personal-record in early June of 82.31-meters / 270'-0.5" that surpassed the requisite qualifying standard, former Brown University track and field standout Craig Kinsley '11 earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team, becoming the second graduate in as many Olympics to don the US uniform (Anna Pierce (nee Willard) '06, 3000-meter Steeplechase, Beijing 2008). In late July, he moved his preparations to Team USA's training camp in Birmingham, England, and recently settled into the Athlete's Olympic Village in London. Craig has been soaking up his experience while staying focused on the Qualification Round this Wednesday at 2:05pm Easter Time (details on how to watch are below).