February 22, 2009

Men's Track & Field Post Positive Results at USATF New England Championships

Feb. 22, 2009

Cambridge, MA - The Brown men's track & field team posted more positive results at the USATF New England Championships hosted at Harvard this afternoon. The Bears recorded more personal and seasonal bests, and Head Coach Craig Lake is pleased with her team's performance and excited for some great competition at next weekend's Ivy League Heptagonal Championships.

Junior Andrew Chapin (Redmond, WA) and senior Reginald Cole (Seattle, WA) went 1-2 in the men's long jump with seasonal bests of a 47-11.75, which put them in terrific scoring positions at Heps.

Both Tyler Prince (Daniels, WV) and Zach Bahr (Topeka, KS) dominated the weight throw by throwing personal bests of 53-06.50 and 49-07.75, respectively, for second and third-place finishes. In the high jump, Jordan Maddocks (Framingham, MA) jumped a seasonal best of 6-8.25, which is a seasonal best and puts him in scoring position next weekend as well. Senior Bryan Powlen (Kewanna, IN) was Brown's top finisher in the shot put, recording a 53-03.75. In the pole vault, Jake Ricciardi (Ridgewood, NJ) earned third with a 13-11.25

In the sprints, Marc Howland ran a personal best in the 60m dash with a 6.92. which makes him the fifth-ranked seed heading into Heps. Senior Matthew Jasmin (Middletown, NY) had a terrific race in the 60m hurdles, running a personal best 8.09 for second place, which currently ranks first in the Ivy League

Freshman Scott Friedlander (Deerfield, IL) ran his first ever 5K this weekend, and notched a 15:27. Colin Brett ran a personal best of 4:15 in the mile run, and Stephen Chaloner (Merrimack, NH) also ran a solid 4:15 as well.

Senior Sean O'Brien (Westborough, MA) won the 800m title with a 1:53.89, followed by Alex Stern's (Potomac, MD) personal best of 1:53.94 for second. In third was Brown's Tom Elnick (Merrick, NY) with a 1:56.88, followed by brother Mike Elnick (Merrick, NY) in fifth place with a 1:57.12.

The Bears will head to Harvard next weekend to compete at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships.