Squads come away with silver

Sports Staff Writer
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The men and women of indoor track both claimed second place last Friday at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games, their first meet since the end of winter break.  

The men finished with 70 points in the 17-team field, behind first-place host Northeastern University, with 118.5 points. The only title won by the men was the 4×400-meter relay. The team of John Spooney ’14, Samuel Howard ’14, Nathan Elder ’13 and Matt Bevil ’14 won in a time of 3:18.36 seconds.  

“I was extremely happy with the men’s 4×400-meter relay. Not only did they win, but they also posted an IC4A qualifying mark,” wrote Marc Mangiacotti, assistant coach of sprinters and hurdlers, in an e-mail to The Herald.  

“It was good to get back on the track and on the relay team,” Bevil said.  

The men also performed well in the one-mile run, with Dan Lowry ’12 capturing second place in a time of 4:12.77. He was backed up by Anthony Schurz ’12, who finished fifth, and newcomer Colin Savage ’14, who finished ninth.  

Spooney also turned in a notable performance, capturing second place in the 55-meter dash. Bevil came in fifth place in the 500-meter.

“I think I am where I should be. I have a lot of work to do, but I still have time,” Bevil said.  

In a field of 17 teams, the women finished second with 93 points, just four points shy of first-place Northeastern’s 97. Gabriella Baiter ’11 brought home the gold for Brown in the triple jump with a combined leap of 40 feet, 2.25 inches.  

The sprinters and hurdlers were an important part of Brown’s second-place finish, as well. Colby Lubman ’14 came in second in the 55 with a time of 7.32 seconds, as well as fourth in the 200-meter, posting a time of 26.09. Susan Scavone ’12 made her contribution as she crossed the line of the 55-meter hurdles in 8.31 seconds, in third place.

“The sprinters and hurdlers did a fantastic job competing at the Reebok Collegiate Invite,” Mangiacotti wrote. “The sprinters and hurdlers still have some work to do, but I am happy with their progress.”

Once again, co-captain Brynn Smith ’11 placed second in the weight throw, finishing in second place, with a hurl of 53-11. Victoria Buhr ’13 competed in the shot put, throwing 44-00 to finish in second place.  

The next challenge facing Bruno is this Friday, at the Giegengack Invitational hosted by Yale in New Haven, Conn.