Two Bears Qualify for NCAA Championship in First Day of Regionals
May 30, 2009
Greensboro, NC - After competing in the preliminaries during the first day of the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field East Regionals, two Bears have already received automatic bids to compete at the NCAA Championships. Sophomore Craig Kinsley (Fairfield, CT) will compete in the javelin, and sophomore Brynn Smith (Saco, ME) earned a bid in the hammer throw.
Kinsley is now ranked sixth in the nation after throwing a school record in the javelin throw of 73.62-meters. Smith came into the hammer throw seeded 11th and placed fifth with a throw of 55.52m. She will now compete in the shot put today along with teammate Danielle Grunloh (Effingham, IL), who finished sixth in the discus with a 46.99m toss as the 16th seed.
Also performing well for Brown was sophomore Kesley Ramsey (Franklin Lakes, NJ), who came into the weekend ranked 27th in the 1,500m and placed 23rd in prelims. Junior Bryan Powlen (Kewanna, IN) threw the shot put yesterday and placed 23rd overall with a 16.40m toss.
Duriel Hardly (West Chester, PA) was running a great race in the 5,000m until falling twice in the 37-personal field during heavy rains. Despite the fact, he was still able to finish in 27th place with a 14:50.16. Matthew Jasmin (Middletown, NY) also ran a solid 14.39 in the 110m hurdles, and continued his streak of being a solid and consistent performer for Bruno all year.
The Bears will continue to compete today, and will look to add more NCAA Championship qualifiers.