Men's Track & Field Has Solid Showing at Giegengack Invitational

Feb. 7, 2009

New Haven, CT - The Brown men's track & field team wrapped up competition at the Giegengack Invitational on Saturday afternoon. Although the meet was not scored, there were seven Bears who finished in the top three of their respective events and many others who put forth great efforts to help Brown to a successful meet.

Brown's top finishers in New Haven were sophomore Jordan Maddocks (Framingham, MA) with a second-place finish in the high jump with a score of 1.99m, senior Matthew Jasmin (Middletown, NY) with a second place time of 8.21 in the 60m hurdles, and sophomore Marc Howland (Cleveland Heights, OH) with a 6.93 in the 60m dash for second.

Senior Tyler Prince (Daniels, WV) recorded fourth in the weight throw with a personal best 50-03.50, followed by freshman Zach Bahr (Topeka, KS) with a 47-02.50 for fifth place. Following Maddocks in the high jump was AJ Fitzgerald (Harrison, NY) with a 6-00.50, as junior Andrew Chapin (Redmond, WA) posted a 45-09.00 for a third-place finish in the triple jump.

Senior Jake Ricciardi's (Ridgewood, NJ) 13-09.25 was good for fifth in the pole vault, as the Bears were led by junior Bryan Powlen's (Kewanna, IN) third place finish in the shot put with a toss of 51-09.25. Bahr tossed a 45-11.25 good for seventh place in the shot put.

Senior Sean O'Brien (Westborough, MA) led his squad in the 1,000m run with a 2:29.79 for fifth place, and following right behind was junior Alex Stern (Potomac, MD) with a 2:29.97. Mike Elnick (Merrick, NY) also gave a solid performance, turning in a 2:32.08 for 10th place.

Anthony Schurz (South Bend, IN) earned a personal best time of 1:55.28 for third place in the 800m run, and junior Duriel Hardy (West Chester, PA) also earned a third-place finish in the 3,000m run with a 8:19.95.

The men's track & field team will be back in action on Saturday, Feb. 14 at The Armory in New York.