February 4, 2007

Bears Compete at Geigengack Invite

Feb. 4, 2007

New Haven, CT - Junior Jamil McClintock's (Plainfield, NJ) win in the 60 meter hurdles and sophomore David Howard's (Columbia, MD) two second place finishes in the throws highlighted the Geigengack Invitational for the men's track and field team. The meet was hosted by Yale University, and although there was no team score, gave the Bears a taste of Ivy League competition before the Heptagonal Championships just three weeks away.

On the track, McClintock won the 60 meter hurdles in 8.14. Sophomore Sean O'Brien (Westborough, MA) placed second in the 1,000 meter run with a time of 2:27.23. In the 5,000 meter run, sophomore Stephen Chaloner (Merrimack, NH) placed first for Brown, third overall with a 14:29.60 run. Chaloner was followed by freshman Christian Escareno (Mount Prospect, IL) in fifth (14:36.42), sophomore Brian Schmidt (West Hempstead, NY) in sixth (14:37.46), and junior Ryan Graddy (Del Mar, CA) in seventh (14:38.80).

In the field, Howard's two second place finishes consisted of a 51-06.50 throw in the shot put, and a 54-03.25 thrown in the weight throw. Freshman Bryan Powlen (Kewanna, IN) placed fifth in the shot put with a 48-06.75 throw. Senior Grant Bowen (Plainwell, MI) placed fourth in the pole vault with a 15-03.00 jump. Freshmen Andrew Chapin (Redmond, WA) and Reginald Cole (Seattle, WA) placed fifth (46-01.25) and seventh (45-02.25) respectively, in the triple jump.

The Bears will compete again on February 9th and 10th at the St. Valentine's Invitational at Boston University in Massachusetts.