March 27, 2006
West Point, NY -
A limited squad opened up the outdoor campaign for Brown's track and field teams at the Dick Shea Invitational, hosted by West Point, on Saturday. Though there was no team score, several Bears took the early opportunity to start the spring season.
Senior Kent Walls (Beckley, WV) won the discus, marking 50.14m in his spring opener. Other highlights from the throws group included a pair of fifth-place finishes with Walls again in the hammer throw (54.43m) and rookie Samantha Kuo (San Mateo, CA) in the shot put (12.11m). Rookie Ali Mumford (Gresham, OR) took seventh in the javelin (36.14m) and classmate Eric Wood (Eugene, OR) was also seventh in the shot put (13.34m).
Freshman Nicole Burns (Newburgh, NY) won the 400-meter dash, clocking 56.50 in her first outdoor meet for Bruno. Sophomore Akilah King (Medford, MA), was second in the 200-meters at 24.92, and Burns came back to place fourth in that event as well (25.17). Sophomore Luke Renick (Warrenton, VA) was fifth for the men in the event at 22.41.
Headlining the jumps, sophomore Ikenna Achilihu (Monroe, LA), took second in the long jump, marking 6.72m in the event. Junior Stephen Bernardi (Haddon Heights, NJ) also placed in the event, hitting 6.67m for fourth. Senior Todd Kapostasy (Madison, OH) claimed fourth in the high jump with a height of 1.85m. First-years Mike Woods (Westfield, NJ) and Daniela Ponte (Torrington, CT) placed in the pole vault, clearing 4.21m and 3.15m, respectively.
In the distances, sophomore Ari Zamir (Ridgewood, NJ) and senior Jordan Kinley (Santa Rosa, CA) went 1-2 in the 5,000-meter run, timing 14:42 and 14:43. Kat D'Auria (Norwich, CT) placed fourth for the women in the 800-meter event.
The Bears will be back in action with a partial group at the Stanford Relays in Palo Alto, California on March 31 and April 1.