April 13, 2009
Providence, RI - The Brown men's track & field team had a strong showing at the Brown Invitational this weekend, as the team earned first place with a total of 129 points. Rhode Island claimed second place (122.50), followed by UConn (59.50), Dartmouth (58.50), Southern Connecticut (39.50), Bryant (32) and Yale (21).
The Bears locked up first through fifth place finishes in the 1,500-meter run, as junior Alex Stern (Potomac, MD) led the way with a 4:02.41. Following closely behind was freshman Matt Duffy (Oakland, CA) in second with a 4:02.44, junior Colin Brett (Easton, PA) with a 4:03.90 for third. Freshman Anthony Schurz (South Bend, IN) secured fourth with a solid 4:04.00 and freshman Mike Elnick (Merrick, NY) came in fifth with a 4:06.47. While Yale and Bryant earned sixth and seventh place finishes, respectively, the Bears earned the 8-9-10 spots with freshman Tom Elnick's (Merrick, NY) 4:12.41, John Loeser's (Weston, CT) 4:13.51 and Dan Lowry's (Plymouth Meeting, PA) 4:14.18.
Senior Brian Schmidt ran a great race in the 3,000m run to post an 8:26.88 for first, and was four seconds faster than former Brown Bear, Ari Zamir's 8:30.43. Brown's 4x100m relay team earned second with a 43.09, while Sean O'Brien earned a second place finish in the 800m run with a 1:56.32.
In the field events, sophomore Jordan Maddocks (Framingham, MA) won the high jump with a 6-06.75, as senior Greg Hunter (Sitka, AK) placed fifth with a 6-02.75 and AJ Fitzgerald (Harrison, NY) posted a 6-00.75 for eighth. Senior Reginald Cole (Seattle, WA) had an extremely strong meet for the Bears, earning titles in both the long jump (20-10.50) and the triple jump (48-02.00). Also competing well for Bruno was senior Bryan Powlen (Kewanna, IN), who placed first in the discus with a 155-11, and then garnered second in the shot put with a 51-03.00.
In the hammer throw, senior Tyler Prince (Daniels, WV) finished in third with a 168-08, as Zack Bahr (Topeka, KS) placed ninth with a 151-00 toss. Sam Urlacher (Billings, MT) locked up third place in the javelin throw with a 182-09, and Buddy Yow (Keene, TX) finished in 10th with a toss of 150-04.
The Bears are back in action this weekend, as some will head to Arkansas and the others to the UConn Invitational.