It wouldn’t be a big surprise to say that barring a major upset, Columbia, Cornell and Princeton will finish as the top three teams — not in any particular order — on the women’s side of Indoor Heps. But it looks like Dartmouth has a strong shot at being the last team to finish in the League’s top half.
Senior Alex Tanner (Baltimore, Md.) would certainly be a key to any such finish for Coach Sandra Ford-Centonze, who said, “Alex is one of the top long sprinters and hurdlers in the League, as well as valuable relay personnel. She has competed well at this meet since her freshman year and I expect to see her continue to do well.”
Actually a former intermediate hurdle champion at Outdoor Heps, Tanner has the ability and range to dip into the 55s in the 400-meter dash and drop sub-nine in the 60-meter hurdles. Yet she stays focused on the squad. “As a team, I’ve been really impressed by all our girls,” said Tanner. “On a whole everyone has been dropping their times and improving their performances from years past and we brought in some really strong freshmen.”
Among the biggest threats to score points is junior Priscilla Trojano (West Bridgewater, Mass.), the Heps multi-event champion at both the Indoor and Outdoor Championships. If she doesn’t defend her title, it could be freshman teammate Janae Dunchack (Barnesboro, Pa.) who takes the honors. Others who are looking to lift the Big Green are freshman Monica Adler (Manchester, Mass.), already a school record holder in the 1,000-meter run, and homegrown junior Christina Supino (Windham, N.H.), who is very close to running under 2:08 in the 800.