April 9, 2006
Storrs, CT -
Battling fierce weather conditions, the Bears fielded a full squad at the University of Connecticut Invitational on Saturday. Though sleet, rain and snow fell throughout the day, it was the first time Bruno raced a full roster this outdoor season. Brown tied for second place with the University of Rhode Island, garnering 125 points. The host Huskies won with 170.
Three Bears from the class of 2006 did double duty in the elements, bringing in top points in two events.
Senior thrower Kent Walls (Beckley, WV) won the hammer throw, marking 174 feet in the muddy field. In the discus, he managed to post a second-place effort of 158-7 in the slick circle.
Senior Dallas Dissmore (Princeton, NJ) brought in big points for the Bears, taking second in both the 200-meter and 400-meter dashes. Despite slipping out of the blocks, he timed 22.49 in the half-lap event. Dissmore also clocked 48.30 in the 400-meter.
For the middle distance squad, senior Jordan Kinley (Santa Rosa, CA) clocked 3:52.32 in the 1500-meter run, good for second. He came back a few hours later to take third in the 800-meter event in 1:56.34.
Also for the sprints, sophomore Luke Renick took third in the 200-meter dash, just behind Dissmore in 22.64. In the 110-meter hurdles, Jamil McClintock (Plainfield, NJ) and frosh Matthew Jasmin (Middletown, NY) went 2-3 at 14.82 and 15.54, respectively.
In the distances, senior Tushar Gurjal (New York City, NY) was the top collegiate runner in the 5,000-meter run to take first-place points. Sophomore Nick Sarro (Chatham, NY) earned third-place points for his 3:58.46 effort in the 1500, and frosh Brian Schmidt (West Hampstead, NY) was fifth in the event.
For the jumps squad, senior Todd Kapostasy (Madison, OH) took fourth in the high jump, and frosh Michael Woods (Westfield, NJ) was fifth in the pole vault. Bruno took three scoring spots in the long jump, with junior Stephen Bernardi (Haddon Heights, NJ) leading the charge in fourth at 22-11.75. Sophomore Adam Standley (Hampden, ME) and sophomore Deshaun Mars (Brooklyn, NY) were fifth and sixth.
Bruno took second in the 4x400-meter relay clocking 3:20.52, narrowly missing first by .4 seconds.
The Bears return to action at home on Saturday as they host the Brown Invitational at the Brown Stadium.