Men's Track & Field

Track & Field Primed for Ivy Heptagonal Championships

Track & Field Primed for Ivy Heptagonal Championships

Championship Central 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown University track & field teams will compete in the Ivy League Heptagonal Indoor Track & Field Championships this Saturday, Feb. 28 and Sunday, March 1 at Gordon Indoor Track in Cambridge, Mass. Events are scheduled to start Saturday morning at 11 a.m.

Watch Live
There will be a live stream of day 2 of the Championships on the Ivy League Digital Network, from noon until after the awards ceremony, complete with highlights and replay throughout the broadcast. To View the live stream, click HERE.  

Social Media
Follow all of the action during the Heptagonal Championships on @Ivy_Athletics and @BrownTrack. Use the hashtag #IvyHeps to join the conversion on Twitter. 

Brown at a Glance
The Brown men's team finished fifth at the 2014 Ivy Indoor Championships and will look to improve on that mark time around. Senior Peter Rhodes (Atlanta, Ga.) will aim to defend his individual title in the heptathlon after he captured first place last year with 5,279 points. 

Junior Ned Willig (Phoenixville, Pa.) will lead the distance group after a first-place finish in the 1,000 meters at the BU Invite, when he broke the school record in a time of 2:21.60. Senior Jordan Mann (St. Louis, Mo.) will look to add points in the distance races, while junior Ryan Kelly (Greenwich, Conn.) and sophomore Ben Ostrowski (Niantic, Conn.) headline a talented collection of runners in the sprints and middle distance events.

Senior Courtland Clavette (Asheville, N.C.), junior Matthew O'Hara (Riverside, Calif.) and sophomore Taylor Alarcon (Wilmette, Ill.) will pace the Bears in the field. 

The women's side took sixth place at last year's championship meet and will turn to a balanced mix of competitors this season, starting with senior Alex Stanton (Medfield, Mass.) on the track, who recently placed runner-up in the 500 meters at the BU Valentine's Invitational. 

Sophomore Taylor Worthy (Medfield, Mass.) has come on strong in recent weeks with a school record-breaking finish in the 1,000 meters, while junior Emmaline Suchland (Seattle, Wash.) and rookie Natalie Schudrowitz (Milwaukee, Wis.) will add depth to the sprints and distance events, respectively.

In the field, junior Morayo Akande (Robinson, Ill.) will look to defend her league title in the high jump, while junior Kebbeh Darpolor (Pecos, Texas) and rookie Michelle Bazile (Princeton, N.J.) pace the Bears in the throwing events.

Check back to Brownbears.com for continued coverage of the Bears at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships.