Princeton Men Hold Day One Lead

After a rash of freshmen victories, the day closed with some veteran champions reasserting the veteran advantage, Harvard junior Nico Weiler in the pole vault and Princeton junior All-American Donn Cabral in the 10,000-meter run.

Weiler, who won as a freshman, was clearly having one of his better days. He cleared the winning height of 5.16 meters (16-11) after the rest of field had exited the competition at 4.80 (15-9). Three vaulters — Princeton’s Derek Hynes and David Slovenski and Harvard’s Fedor Garin — tied for second.

Cabral held off Harvard senior Dan Chenoweth for the 10k victory in 30:22.28 while his Tiger teammate Alejandro Arroyo Yamin was third. That gave Princeton 68 points on the day and leaves Cornell with an uphill battle to hold onto the John Baxter Taylor Trophy.

That said, Cornell advanced 18 runners in the seven qualifying events on Saturday, but Princeton was not far behind with 14. Harvard scored an impressive 52 points, but advanced just two runners.

Here is the day one scoring (advancing runners in parentheses):

1. Princeton, 68 (14)
2. Harvard, 52 (2)
3. Dartmouth, 26 (4)
4. Brown, 20 (4)
5. Cornell, 17 (18)
6. Columbia, 2 (7)
7. Yale, 1 (3)
8. Penn, 0 (6)

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