March 1, 2009
Cambridge, MA - The Brown men's track & field team finished in fifth place at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships this weekend hosted at Harvard University. The Bears, who finished in seventh place last year, finished just three points shy of fourth. The Cornell Big Red earned the title with a combined 176.50, followed by Princeton (121.50), Columbia (82), Yale (55) and Brown (52). UPenn finished in sixth place with 43 points, Harvard (41) placed seventh and Dartmouth placed eighth (18).
The Bears tallied a number of second-place finishes this weekend, including senior Matt Jasmin (Middletown, NY) in the 60m hurdles in 8.07 seconds. Sophomore Marc Howland (Cleveland Heights, OH) recorded second with a 6.95 in the 60m dash, and junior Duriel Hardy (West Chester, PA), who placed fifth in the 3k on Saturday, came back to finish second in the 5k this afternoon after running a very smart and tactical race. Also garnering second was senior Reginald Cole (Seattle, WA), who posted a 49-06.50 in the triple jump.
Senior Sean O'Brien (Westborough, MA) placed fifth in the 800m and came back strong to anchor Brown's 4x800m relay to a third-place finish. Junior Alex Stern (Potomac, MD) led off in 1:55, freshman Anthony Schurz (South Bend, IN) ran a 1:54, freshman Mike Elnick (Merrick, NY), who qualified for the IC4As in the trials of the 1,000m, split 1:56. O'Brien anchored in 1:53.
Also performing well today was sophomore Jordan Maddocks (Framingham, MA), who finished in fourth in the high jump with a 6-08.25 and qualified for IC4As. Junior Andrew Chapin (Redmond, WA) finished in fifth in the triple jump with a 48-02.50, and senior Bryan Powlen (Kewanna, IN) also finished in fourth in the shot put with a 54-04.50
The Bears will now compete at the IC4A on Friday, March 6 through Saturday, March 7.