Track and Field Hosts Brown Invitational
April 14, 2007
Providence, RI -
The Bears hosted their first home meet of the spring season this weekend, bringing competition from local and Ivy League schools to Brown. The team earned six first place finishes, two in distance running events, and four in the field. A portion of the sprint squad was not present, as they were participating in a meet at the University of Tennessee.
Junior Ozzie Myers (Chittenango, NY) placed first in the 3,000 meter steeple chase, winning the event by a 22 second margin. Myers' winning time of 9:12.16 places him seventh overall on Brown's Top Ten Performance list.
The Bears dominated the 3,000 meter run, claiming four of the top five positions. Sophomore Brian Schmidt (West Hempstead, NY) won the event in 8:23.42 in a race that came down to the final kick. Sophomore Stephen Chaloner (Merrimack, NH) placed third in 8:31.38, followed by freshman Duriel Hardy (West Chester, PA) in fourth in 8:38.30, and junior Ryan Graddy (Del Mar, CA) in fifth in 8:45.74.
In the sprints sophomore Miles Craigwell (Boston, MA) took second place in the 100 meter dash with a 11.49 run. Sophomore Sean O'Brien (Westborough, MA) placed second in the 400 meter run in 49.97, and sixth in the 200 meter dash in 23.59. Senior Christian Tabib (Valparaiso, IN) placed fifth in the 400 meter hurdles in 56.3.
The 4x100 meter relay placed fourth with a time of 43:50. The 4x400 meter relay also placed fourth, running a cumulative time of 3:28.14.
In the field, sophomore Sam Urlacher (Billings, MT) won the javelin with a throw of 170-09. Sophomore David Howard (Columbia, MD) placed second in the discus with a 154-06 throw, and third in the shot put with a 48-10.25 throw.
Sophomore Mike Woods (Westfield, NJ) won the pole vault with a 14-07.25 jump. Junior Deshaun Mars (Brooklyn, NY) took top honors in the long jump with his 22-02.5 jump. Freshman Reginald Cole won the triple jump with a 47-00.75 effort, and was followed by Craigwell in second with a 45-05.00 jump, and freshman Andrew Chapin (Redmond, WA) in third with a 44-10.25 jump.
The Bears will be competing next at the UCONN Husky Springs Invitational on April 21 in Storrs, CT.