Kinsley ’11 a national champion

EUGENE, ORE. — With a year full of shake-ups for the track and field program, there is one thing that is certain: Craig Kinsley ’11 is this year’s best collegiate javelin thrower in Division I athletics. With the championship meet being held at the storied Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., it is fitting Kinsley continued his storied career with a title winning throw of 250 feet, 3 inches. His throw bettered that of Pontus Thomee of Boise State by 8 feet, 3 inches. Kinsley finished the 2010 season with his third consecutive Ivy League title and bettered his national finish of third from a year ago. Additionally, Brynn Smith ’11 finished 18th nationally in women’s hammer throw and Duriel Hardy ’10 was 21st in men’s 10,000-meter run.

Kinsley’s win is the first time since 1952 that a Brown athlete has owned a National Outdoor Championship, according to Brown Athletics. We’ll have much more on the big Brunonian bonanza in The Herald’s upcoming summer issue.