Jan. 29, 2006
Cambridge, MA -
Photos by Dan Grossman'71
The men's track and field team took top honors at the Brown-Harvard-Cornell triangular on Saturday. The Bears edged the Big Red by one point, 73-72. The host Crimson tallied 25.
"Our staff was ecstatic to win the meet and defeat Cornell and Harvard," said Director of Track and Field Craig Lake. "It shows that the program is headed in the right direction and is stepping it up. This win is a first for the squad at this tri-meet, so we are excited to build upon this."
Coach Michelle Eisenreich's throws squad dominated the field by going 1-2 in both the weight throw and the shot put. Senior co-captain Jake Golenor (Redding, CA) hit 16.00m in the shot put as sophomore Mathieu Frankel (Newton, MA) followed in 15.34m. Senior Kent Walls (Beckley, WV) threw 16.90m to win the weight.Rookie David Howard (Columbia, MD) took second in the event with a huge personal best.
"Coach E. has established an extremely strong throws program here that will help us at the Ivy League Championships in four weeks," Lake said.
Sophomore Deshaun Mars (Brooklyn, NY) scored third in the long jump with a mark of 6.68m, and junior Grant Bowen (Plainwell, MI) took second in the pole vault, clearing 4.71m. Ray Bobrownicki (Avondale, PA) also took runner-up honors in jumps, clearing 2.06m in the high jump to round out the day for Coach Jerome Romain's squad.
In the 60-meter hurdles, sophomore Jamil McClintock (Plainfield, NJ) won handily, timing in at 8.22 seconds. Also recording victories for George Evans's sprint squad were senior Dallas Dissmore (Princeton, NJ) in the 500-meter run (1:04.07) and junior Michael Pruzinsky (Wayne, NJ) in the 400 (49.15). Sophomore footall player-turned sprinter Paul Raymond (Miami, FL) and sophomore Luke Renick (Warrenton, VA) took 2-3 in the 60-meter dash, at 6.99 and 7.01, respectively.
"Coach Evans has trained the sprinters hard and they will continue to improve as they do more speed work and taper for the bigger meets," Lake added. "Paul Raymond posted a great time in his first collegiate race ever in the 60m dash and will look to continually improve with experience and help the team."
Lake's distance squad picked up two wins and two runner-up spots. Sophomore Ozzie Myers (Chittenango, NY) set a person best in the mile with his 4:14 victory. Classmate Nick Sarro (Chatham, NY) also scored in the event, taking third in 4:18.
"The men's middle distance and distance runners had some great showings as well despite training through the indoor season,"Lake commented. "Myers won a great tactical race."
Junior Nick Neely (Portola Valley, CA) won the 3000-meter run with a time of 8:23. The men nearly swept scoring positions as junior Chris Burke (Dexter, MI) and sophomore Ari Zamir (Ridgewood, NJ) took 3-4. Second place points came from senior Jordan Kinley (Santa Rosa, CA) in the 1000-meter run (2:29.10) and Christian Tabib (Valapariso, IN) in the 800 (1:54.81).
The 4x800 relay team of Sarro, junior Eamon Quick (Phoenix, AZ), Myers, and Kinley took second in 8:01.18. The 4x400 relay also ran to second, with a time of 3:25.19.
"By no means are we complacent however," Lake said. "We must look to continually dedicate and step it up as a team in order to reach our goals and potential. This weekend was a step in the right direction for the program."