Brown wins mile heat, sets facility record at NCAA Division III championships

Chris Brown '12 (photo by Sportspix)
Chris Brown '12 (photo by Sportspix)

GRINNELL, Iowa -- Brandeis senior Chris Brown (No. Chelmsford, Mass./Chelmsford) has established himself as the favorite in the mile run at the 2012 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field championships at Grinnell College. Brown, who was seeded third in the mile headed into the meet, qualified for tomorrow's final by winning his heat with a time of 4:12.57. Not only did Brown edge second-place finisher Kevin McCarthy of Wartburg College by seventeen one-hundredths of a second, he established a new facility record at Grinnell's Charles Benson Bear Recreation and Athletic Center by just under half a second. McCarthy finished second in the mile at the 2011 NCAA championships.

Brown will compete in the mile run championship race tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. Central/4:30 Eastern. Classmate Kate Warwick (Boxborough, Mass./Acton-Boxborough) will run at 5 Central/6 Eastern in the 5,000-meter run, the last individual event of the meet.

Event 8  Men 1 Mile Run
 2 Heats.  Advance top 3 from each heat plus next 4 best times           
   DIII Meet: $ 4:08.19  2007        Will Leer, Pomona-Pitzer            
     Stadium: # 4:13.06  2011        Kirkwood Donavin, Cornell C         
    Name                    Year School                 Prelims          
  1 Chris Brown               SR Brandeis             # 4:12.57Q         
  2 Patrick Klein             SR Wis.-Platteville       4:16.73Q         
  3 Kevin McCarthy            SR Wabash               # 4:12.74Q         
  4 Dan Sullivan              SO Wis.-Stevens Point     4:16.99Q 4:16.981
  5 Connor Rose               SR Tufts                  4:13.59Q         
  6 Dan Smith                 SR Ohio Northern          4:16.99Q 4:16.982
  7 Jared Brandenburg         SR Wis.-River Falls       4:14.05q         
  8 Matt Turlip               SR NYU                    4:14.32q         
  9 Patrick Grimes            JR Amherst                4:14.85q         
 10 Brian Saksa               SO St. Olaf               4:17.37q         
 11 Greg Whittle              JR Calvin                 4:17.80          
 12 Ben Scheetz               SR Amherst                4:18.45          
 13 Julian Gazzeloni          SO Southern Maine         4:24.76