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Golf, track teams look strong in early contests

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Men’s golf

Over the weekend, the men’s golf team competed at the New England Division I Championships, which were shortened from 36 to 27 holes due to weather. Brown shot a team score of 461, finishing sixth out of ten teams.

John Giannuzzi ’10 shot a 36 on the final nine holes to finish with a team-leading score of 113, which was good for seventh place individually. Chris Hoffman ’09 followed with a 115after shooting a 37 on the final nine holes, while Conor Malloy ’09 led the team with a 72 in the first round, but struggled in the second round, finishing the tournament at 116.

Michael Amato ’11 was next with a 120, while Joe Rued ’09 finished at 124.
This weekend, the team will compete at the Yale Invitational.

Men’s track and field

The men’s track and field team finished first at the Brown Invitational with a total 129 points. On the track, Alex Stern ’10 and Matt Duffy ’12 ran to a one-two finish in the 1500-meter run, finishing in 4:02.41 and 4:02.44, respectively. Brian Schmidt ’09 won the 3000m in 8:26.88, while Sean O’Brien ’09 finished the 800m in 1:56.32, good for second place.

In the field, Reginald Cole ’10 earned two individual victories, winning the long jump in 6.36m and jumping 14.68m to win the triple jump. Jordan Maddocks ’11 also picked up a win, clearing 2.00m to claim first place in the high jump. Bryan Powlen ’10 made his presence felt in the throwing events, throwing 47.52m to win the discus and finishing second in the shot put with a toss of 15.62m.

Women’s track and field

The women’s squad finished second at the Brown Invitational with 107 points, just behind winner Dartmouth, who finished with 109.25 points. Two Bears picked up wins on the track, as Kesley Ramsey ’11 won the 800m in a time of 2:12.63 and Herald Staff Writer Lauren Pischel ’11 crossed the line in 10:06.52 to earn the victory in the 3000m. Brown also got a strong performance from Megan Fitzpatrick ’11, who finished second in the 1500m in 4:50.61.

In the field, Brown dominated the jumps, as Shannon Stone ’10 and Rachel Biblo ’11 finished one-two in the triple jump in 11.28m and 10.79m, respectively. Biblo got the win in the long jump with a jump of 5.14m, while Anja Hergrueter ’10 cleared 1.75m for first place in the high jump, a collegiate personal record. In the throwing events, Brynn Smith ’11 won the shot put with a throw of 15.22m, her best put of the season, and Molly Hawskley ’09 threw 48.00m for second place in the hammer throw.

This weekend, both squads will resume competition at the UConn Invitational and the John McDonnell Invitational at the University of Arkansas.