Tufnell, Weinstock Compete at NCAA Track & Field Championship
EUGENE, Ore. – Junior Henry Tufnell (Cirencester, England) and senior Evan Weinstock (Las Vegas, Nev.) of the Brown men's track & field team participated in the 800 meters and decathlon, respectively, at the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships this week at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.
In the first day on Wednesday, Tufnell finished seventh in the third heat and 19th overall in the semifinals of the 800 meters with a time of 1:50.33. The national semifinal appearance capped an impressive junior campaign for Tufnell, who set a pair of personal records at the NCAA East Regional in Jacksonville to earn one of the region's 12 spots to Eugene, despite seeded last at 48th entering the preliminary round. After a standout run in the preliminary round, Tufnell finished 10th overall in the quarterfinals with a personal-best time of 1:47.99, marking the second-best time in program history.
"Henry ran very hard and tactically smart--he was right where we planned to be with 200m to go," said Tim Springfield, Director of Track & Field. "But he was a bit flat and couldn't finish like he has been. It's disappointing, but it was great experience for him. Three weeks ago, he wasn't ranked in the top 100, and now we are disappointed to be 19th."
Weinstock wrapped up the two-day decathlon event on Thursday, finishing 20th overall with 7,026 total points. Weinstock was the 2014 Ivy League champion in the event and a three-time First Team All-Ivy selection.