Feb. 12, 2005
Boston, MA - This weekend the men's track team competed at the Fast Track Invitational hosted by Boston University. While no team score was tallied, several men had individual standout performances.
Senior Jeff Gaudette (Biddeford, ME) took fifth in the fastest heat of the 5,000-meter run. His time of 14:07.60 not only provisionally qualifies him for the NCAA Championships, but also breaks his own school record by two seconds.
Multiple other successes came from John Gregorek's distance squad as well. Sophomore Eamon Quick (Phoenix, AZ) ran a personal best in the mile run to clock 4:10.75 for the distance, qualifying him for the IC4A Championships.
Senior co-captain Patrick Tarpy (Yarmouth, ME) took fourth in the fast heat of the 3,000-meter run in 8:12.58. Tarpy already provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships in the mile and 3,000-meter distances. Frosh Jacob Nettleton (South Orange, NJ) won his heat of the 3,000-meter distance after opening a large gap on his competitors with a 60-second last 400. Brown now leads the Ivy League in the mile, 3,000-meter, and 5,000-meter distances.
Freshman Ikenna Achilihu (Monroe, LA) set a personal best of 49-3.5 in the triple jump to take second place. Achilihu already qualified for the IC4A Championships, but his mark moves him to third in the league and fourth on Brown's all-time list.
Another frosh, Jamil McClintock (Plainfield, NJ), had a solid performance in the 55-meter hurdles, coming across the line in 7.90 to qualify for the New England Championships.
The 4x400 relay team of sophomore Michael Pruzinsky (Wayne, NJ), senior Elridge Gilbert (Rockford, IL), sophomore Christian Tabib (Valipariso, IN), and freshman Will Bernitsky (Albuquerque, NM) clocked a 3:18.16 to qualify for the IC4A Championships.
Sophomore Grant Bowen (Plainwell,MI) cleared 15-00 in the pole vault, good for fifth in the competition.
The Bears return to action on Sunday where they head to Cambridge, MA to compete at the New England Championships hosted by Harvard. It will be their final meet before the Heptagonal Championships.