May 17, 2009
Princeton, NJ - The ECAC/IC4A Outdoor Track & Field Championships hosted by Princeton University at Weaver Stadium came to an end this afternoon as multiple Bears earned qualifying marks for the NCAA Regionals. The women's squad finished in 16th place overall, as Brynn Smith (Saco, ME) highlighted the weekend qualifying for the NCAA Regionals in both the hammer throw and shot put. The men's team placed 19th overall, with sophomore Craig Kinsley (Fairfield, CT) leading the Bears with a title in the javelin throw.
The men were led by sophomore Kinsley's outstanding performance in the javelin throw, as he tossed a dominating 234-07 to earn the title and also a spot in the NCAA Regionals. Senior Sam Urlacher (Billings, MT) followed with a 13th place finish with a 193-08.
Also giving a great effort was senior Bryan Powlen (Kewanna, IN) with an eighth place finish and qualifying mark in the shot put (55-01.50), as he also secured fourth place in the discus with a 175-04 to qualify in that event as well.
On the women's side, Smith tossed a 187-06 in the hammer throw to place fourth, and went on to throw a 49-00.25 in the shot put for third. Following right behind was junior Danielle Grunloh (Effingham, IL) with a 46-11.75 for fifth place. Grunloh also secured fifth in the discus throw, recording a 151-06. Also performing well in the discus was freshman Lissa Mazanec (Colby, KS), earning 13th place with a 136-10. Junior Katie Wood (St. Joseph, MO) gave a solid effort in the javelin throw, recording a 123-10 for 19th place.
Sophomore Michaeline Nelson (McLean, VA) secured 14th place in the steeplechase with a 10:48.56 to qualify for the NCAA regionals, and sophomore Kesley Ramsey (Franklin Lakes, NJ) qualified in the 1,500m run with an eighth place finish in 4:26.41. Sophomore Samantha Adelberg (Washington, DC) ran the 800m in 2:20.26 to take 23rd.