Michelle Eisenreich — Brown’s Director of Track & Field — has stepped down to accept a position at Stanford University and Tim Springfield, the Bears’ men’s cross country coach, has been appointed as the interim director.
Eisenreich joined the Brown staff in 2000 and built one of the strongest throws programs in League history. Throwers under her tutelage won 30 Ivy titles with 15 earning NCAA bids (six to nationals). Of course, javelin thrower Craig Kinsley won an NCAA javelin title and participated in the 2012 London Olympics.
Springfield joined the Brown coaching staff in 2010 and made an immediate impact on the distance program. In 2011, the cross country team improved from eighth to fifth in the NCAA Northeast Region and eighth to fourth in the Ivy League. At the 2011 Heptagonal Cross Country Championships, Brown had two runners earn first-team All-Ivy honors.
Springfield’s impact has been even more evident in the track season. In the 2012 campaign, five distance runners qualified for the first round of the NCAA Championships, and two advanced to the NCAA National Championships. All-American Dan Lowry broke a 25-year-old school record in the 5,000m run with a time of 13:34.49, a U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier.