Men's Track & Field Places Second at Dartmouth Invitational

Feb. 17, 2008

Hanover, NH - The men's track & field team placed second at the Dartmouth Invitational at the Leverone Field House on Saturday with a combined 180 points. Dartmouth came in first (184), as New Hampshire placed third (89), University of Vermont in fourth (51) and Quinnipiac came in fifth (17).

Brown tallied multiple first-place finishes on Saturday, as sophomore Duriel Hardy (West Chester, NY) started the Bears off with a 4:13.20 in the one mile run. Following right behind in second place was senior Ari Zamir (Ridgewood, NJ) with a 4:14.19, and in fourth was senior Ryan Graddy (Medford, WI) with a 4:17.01.

Senior Christian Escareno (Mount Prospect, IL) placed first in the 3,000-meter run (8:45.47), as senior Jacob Nettleton (South Orange, NJ) came in second (8:51.54). Matthew Jasmin's (Foster, RI) 8.21 in the 60m hurdles earned first place, as Brown's 3,200 relay team took first with a 7:53.40 as well.

Also turning in solid performances for Brown was junior Joseph Mastrangelo (Plainsboro, NJ) in the 60m dash for a fourth-place finish (7.17), and Sean O'Brien (Westborough, MA) with a second place finish in the 500m (1:05.80). Sophomore Alex Stern (Potomac, MI) finished in third in the 800m (1:57.45) and sophomore John Loeser (Weston, CT) earned fifth in the 1,000m run (2:33.98).

In the field events, junior Miles Craigwell (Boston, MA) posted a 22-08.50 in the long jump for first, while senior Deshaun Mars (Brooklyn, NY) came in third with a 22-00.25. The triple jump was dominated by Reginald Cole's (Seattle, WA) 48-04.75 for first, following by Brown's Andrew Chapin (Redmond, WA) with a 47-03.75.

In the shot put, junior David Howard (Columbia, MD) earned first (52-06.00), followed by junior Eric Wood (50-04.50) in second. Howard and Wood earned first and second place finishes in the weight throw with a 57-05.75 and 56-02.50, respectively.

Also placing well was Bryan Powlen (Kewanna, IN), who posted a 48-08.75 in the shot put, and junior Tyler Prince (Daniels, WV) with a third place finish in the weight throw (54-08.75).

Up next, the Bears will compete at the New England Championships on Sunday, Feb. 24, in Cambridge, MA.