March 2, 2014

Men’s Track & Field Finishes Fifth at Ivy Heptagonal Championships

HANOVER, N.H. – The Brown University men's track & field team finished in fifth place with 62 points as the Bears wrapped up the Ivy League Indoor Track & Field Championships on Sunday on the campus of Dartmouth College.

Brown finished in fifth place with 62 points to place behind Cornell (145), Princeton (117), Harvard (95) and Columba (64), but ahead of Dartmouth (53), Penn (28) and Yale (24).

"I was really pleased with our performance this weekend, both on the men's and women's side," said Tim Springfield, Director of Track & Field. "I'm glad to have three individual Heps champions."

The Bears' 4x800 meter relay team of junior Reuben Feinman (Menands, N.Y.), junior Henry Tufnell (Cirencester, England), senior Colin Savage (Liverpool, N.Y.) and sophomore Ned Willig (Phoenixville, Pa.) cruised to a first-place finish with a winning time of 7:29.58, marking the second-best time in program history.

Junior Peter Rhodes (Atlanta, Ga.) won the heptathlon with 5,279 total points, while senior Evan Weinstock (Las Vegas, Nev.) posted a fourth-place finish with 5,120 points.

Willig turned in a runner-up finish in the finals of the 1,000 meters with an IC4A-qualifying time of 2:26.22, while Savage took fifth at 2:26.87.

Junior Jordan Mann (St. Louis, Mo.) turned in a runner-up finish in the 3,000 meters as he crossed the finish line in an IC4A-qualifying time of 8:19.16. Mann jumped out to a fast start in the first flight, and ended up taking second, which was good enough for second overall.

Senior Ajani Brown (Frisco, Texas) and Ryan Kelly both scored in the finals of the 400 meters as they finished fourth and sixth, respectively, qualified in times of 49.48 and 49.60.

Tufnell claimed a third-place finish in the 800 meters as he crossed the finish line in a time of 1:51.89. Teammate Matthew Bevil (Mary Esther, Fla.) finished eighth in the finals with a time of 1:55.30.

Junior Courtland Clavette (Asheville, N.C.) took sixth in the shot put with an indoor personal-best toss of 56-04.00, while senior Sean Igelman (Medford, Ore.) placed sixth in the pole vault with a cleared height of 15-09.00, also an indoor personal-best mark. Sophomore Phuong Truong (Tacoma, Wash.) placed sixth in the weight throw with a toss of 57-00.00.

The Bears return to action on March 7-9 for the IC4A Championships in Boston, Mass.