PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown University track & field teams will compete in the Ivy League Heptagonal Indoor Track & Field Championships this Saturday and Sunday, March 1-2, at Leverone Field House in Hanover, N.H. Events are scheduled to start Saturday morning at 11 a.m.
The Brown men's squad finished fourth at the 2013 Ivy indoor championships, the program's highest team finish since 2006, and will look to build on that success this time around. On the track, the Bears will turn to sophomore Ned Willig (Phoenixville, Pa.), who captured the 1,000-meter Ivy title at last year's indoor championship. Willig set a school record in the 1,000 meters at 2:22.35 earlier this season, marking the fifth-best time in Ivy history.
The Bears will rely on strong performances from senior Evan Weinstock (Las Vegas, Nev.) and junior Peter Rhodes (Atlanta, Ga.) in the heptathlon. Weinstock will look to defend his title in the event after a school record-setting performance at the 2013 championships and owns the top mark in the Ivy League this season after racking up 5,214 points at the Harvard Multi-Events Challenge.
Seniors Jeffrey Bush (Westborough, Mass.) and Colin Savage (Liverpool, N.Y.) will add depth on the distance side, while junior Courtland Clavette (Asheville, N.C.) and sophomore Matthew O'Hara (Riverside, Calif.) pace the Bears in the field.
The women's side will turn to a balanced and talented roster for success in a competitive Ivy field, starting with senior Heidi Caldwell (Hanover, N.H.) on the track. Caldwell broke the school record in the 3,000 meters earlier this season, and most recently turned-in a strong showing in the 5,000 meters at the highly competitive Iowa State Classic, clocking in at 16:13.72 for second-fastest time in the league this season.
Also on the track, junior Alex Stanton (Medfield, Mass.) and sophomore Emmaline Suchland (Seattle, Wash.) will lead the way for the Bears in the sprinting events.
Brown will showcase a strong group in the field, paced by the duo of senior Victoria Buhr (Cheboygan, Mich.) and sophomore Kebbeh Darpolor (Pecos, Texas). Buhr holds the second-best shot put toss in the league this season after a 14.52 meter mark at the Joe Donahue Games, while Darpolor ranks third in the weight throw with a toss of 17.26.
Sunday's finals will be streamed live from 12pm until the end of the Awards Ceremony on The Ivy League® Digital Network. Anyone with a current subscription to The Ivy League® Digital Network will be able to access the broadcast by simply clicking on the link on their school's schedule page. For those without a subscription, there are a variety of packages to choose from, including a one-day pass.