Dec. 2, 2006
Providence, RI -
The men's track team had an impressive showing at their annual season
opener, the Alden Invitation, which was put on by Brown. Despite the fact that the long distance team is still recovering from the cross country season and did not compete, the Bears still managed to acquire seven first place finishes. The men took top honors in all four of the jumping events.
Of the four first place finishes in the jumps, three were achieved by freshmen making their collegiate track debuts. In the triple jump, freshmen Andrew Chapin (Redmond, WA) and Reginald Cole (Seattle, WA) went one and two with performances of 46-07.75 and 46-07.5, respectively. Chapin's jump was good enough for him to break into Brown's indoor top ten rankings. Brown men took the top four places in the long jump, and were led by the 22-00.00 jump of freshman Nkosi Still. With a high jump of 6-06.00, first year Quinn Fenlon (Greencastle, IN) also earned a first place finish. Junior Tim Hepworth (Londonberry, NH) took top honors in the pole vault.
Also in the field, the Bears managed the first two spots in the shot put competition. Freshman Bryan Powlen (Miami, FL) had a 51-02.75 throw, and sophomore Eric Wood (Eugene, OR) a 47-09.75 throw.
On the track the Bears also had success. In the 55 meter hurdles, sophomore Matthew Jasmin (Middletown, NY) placed first by more than half a second, with a 7.98 effort. Fellow sophomore Joseph Mastrangelo (Plainsboro, NJ) took second in the 200 meter dash. Senior Christian Tabib earned first place in the 1,000 meter run by edging out his nearest competitor by just .08 seconds.
The Bears are now preparing for finals and the end of the semester. They will resume competition at the URI Invitational on January 19.