Track team competes in R.I. invitational

Sports Staff Writer
Tuesday, February 7, 2012


The indoor track and field teams competed Saturday at the Tribute to Charles Torpey Invitational hosted by the University of Rhode Island. Though the meet was not scored, several members of both teams gave strong performances.  

On the men’s side, John Spooney ’14 won the 60-meter dash in 6.92 seconds. The men’s 4×400-meter relay team — composed of Matt Bevil ’14, Will Conway ’15, Nathan Elder ’13 and Michael Elnick ’12 — won the event with a total time of three minutes and 21.91 seconds. In the 1,000-meter run, Anthony Schurz ’12 finished second in 2:28.94, and Conway took third, only two seconds behind his teammate.  

“This was an opportunity for some of our younger athletes, who haven’t had a chance to step out there as much,” said Tim Springfield, assistant track and field coach. “I thought that Will Conway in the 1,000 m ran a very nice time on a flat track, and that was a fairly significant personal best.” 

Springfield added that Ben Stephenson ’13 had a “nice breakthrough and ran very strongly.” Stephenson finished third in the 3,000-meter run, clocking a time of 8:41.43. On the field, Kenneth Thompson ’13 leapt 14.22 meters to finish third in the triple jump. 

On the women’s side, Susan Scavone ’12 had another strong race, winning the 60-meter hurdles in 8.65 s. Colby Lubman ’14 captured second place in the 400-meter dash with a time of 57.16s, and Megan Palmer ’14 finished the 800-meter run in 2:15.90 to earn first place.  

Off the track, Hannah Wallace ’13 won the pole vault with a height of 3.60 meters. Brienna Crimmins ’14 leapt 5.31meters in the long jump to finish second, and Lacey Craker ’13 finished second in the weight throw with a heave of 15.89 meters. 

Bruno will next compete at the Valentine Invitational hosted by Boston University Feb. 11. Springfield said the meet will serve as preparation for the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships Feb. 25-26. 


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