April 28, 2008
Providence, RI - The men's track team showed some great improvement this past Sunday at the Brown Springtime Invitational, its second and last home meet of the season. The 4x100 relay team came in first, edging out Stonehill 43.30 to 43.48. Individually, Brown athletes kept a tandem theme throughout the day, producing consecutive top-ten finishers in most events.
Ikenna Achilihu (Monroe, LA) and Reggie Cole (Seattle, WA) set the tone with first and second place jumps of 47-7.25 and 45-7.75, respectively, in the triple jump. Joey Mastrangelo (Plainsboro, NJ) and Deshaun Mars (Brooklyn, NY) came in fourth (11.29) and eighth (11.50) in the 100-meter dash, respectively. Mars also turned in a second place effort in the long jump, leaping 21-11.75.
Jordan Maddocks (Framingham, MA) and Greg Hunter (Sitka, AK) took third (6-01.25) and fourth (5-11.25) in the high jump while Zach Jaffa (Foster, RI) grabbed fourth in the pole vault at 14-03.25 and Tim Hepworth (Londonderry, NH) took fifth at 13-09.25. The 110-meter hurdles featured Matt Jasmin (Middletown, NY) in second with a time of 14.91. John McManus (Chester, NJ) finished the 400-meter race in 49.98, good for third.
In the long distance events, Colin Brett (Easton, PA) took second in the 3000 meters (8:32.42) while Jacob Nettleton (South Orange, NJ) and Sam Sheehan (Woodland, ME) seized third (15:20.3) and fourth (15:32.3) in the 5000-meter run. Freshman John Haenle (Lockport, NY) took second in the 3000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:27.33.
Sophomore Bryan Powlen (Kewanna, IN) led the way for the throwers, turning in a 160-02 throw to win the discus event. Senior Kai Brown (Bellevue, WA) came in fourth at 147-00. Powlen took fourth in the shot put with a 50-03.25 throw while junior Eric Wood (Eugene, OR) bested him with a 50-06.75 throw to take third place, despite not taking any throws in the finals due to scheduling conflicts. Wood also placed high in the hammer with a 175-10 toss, good for fourth. Tyler Prince (Daniels, WV) and Brian Giese (Medford, WI) captured seventh and eighth in the hammer with respective throws of 158-04 and 150-03.
Next up for Bruno is the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships May 10 at Yale, the last meet to post qualifying times for the ECAC Championship and NCAA Regional meets in the following weeks.