March 2, 2014

Men’s Track & Field in Fifth After Day One of Ivy Heptagonal Championships

HANOVER, N.H. – The Brown University men's track & field team is currently in fifth place with 10 points after the first day of the Ivy League Indoor Track & Field Championships on the campus of Dartmouth College.

"This was a very strong first day," said Tim Springfield, Director of Track & Field. "We sent a lot of athletes to the finals and we're looking forward to tomorrow."

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 went out to a fast start in the first flight, and ended up taking second, which was good enough for second overall.

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.

In the mile, sophomore Will Sheeran (Seattle, Wash.) and freshman Martin Martinez (Waukegan, Ill.) both qualified for the Sunday's final in times of 4:12.72 and 4:4.49, respectively.

Senior Ajani Brown (Frisco, Texas) and Ryan Kelly moved on to the finals of the 400 meters as they qualified in times of 49.28 and 49.66, respectively.

Brown sent two runners into the finals of the 800 meters, as junior Henry Tufnell (Cirencester, England) and Matthew Bevil (Mary Esther, Fla.) qualified in times of 1:52.68 and 1:53.53.

Sophomore Ned Willig (Phoenixville, Pa.) finished first in the preliminaries of the 1,000 meters at 2:27.43, while senior Colin Savage (Liverpool, N.Y.) also advanced to Sunday's final in a time of 2:28.00.

The Bears wrap up the Ivy Championships on Sunday, March 2 at Dartmouth College.