Jan. 21, 2005
Kingston, RI - The men's track team competed today at the Sparks Sorlien Invitational hosted by the University of Rhode Island. The men took third in the team competition, tallying 123 points to finish behind URI (154) and the University of Pennsylvania (132). Several men turned in personal bests to highlight the day for the Bears.
In the 800, Brown picked up its first win of the day, with senior co-captain Patrick Tarpy (Yarmouth, ME) crossing first in 1:54.78. Sophomore Christian Tabib (Valapariso, IN) finished next in 1:56.22, giving the Bears a 1-2 finish in the event. In the mile run, senior Jeff Gaudette (Biddeford, ME) and sophomore Eamon Quick (Phoenix, AZ) captured second and third places with times of 4:14.30 and 4:15.80. To cap off the day of success for the middle distance runners, senior Michael Piche (Pembroke, MA) took home the individual title in the 3,000 meter run, clocking 8:34.93 for the distance.
On the infield, junior Ray Bobrownicki (Avondale, PA) took top honors with a clearance of 6'8.25". Frosh John Wade (Omaha, NE) took fourth in the event with 6'6.25". In the pole vault, sophomore Grant Bowen (Plainwell, MI) had an impressive day, taking the individual win with a height of 15'7". Freshman Ikenna Achilihu (Monroe, LA) continued his success for the Bears by taking first in the triple jump with a mark of 47'0.25". Junior co-captain Jake Golenor (Redding, CA) took runner-up honors in the shot put, hitting 50'6".
The day marked personal bests for Tabib, Quick, Wade and Bowen. In addition, Tarpy, Gaudette, and Achilihu hit qualifying marks for the IC4A competition with their performances.
The Bears will return to action on Saturday, January 29. They will travel to Cambridge, MA to take on Harvard and Cornell.