An Orange Day in New Haven


The Princeton men have joined the Tiger women as Outdoor Heps team champions for 2011. Princeton won the final event of the day — the 4×400-meter relay — in impressive fashion as Tom Hopkins, Ricky Kearney, Mike Eddy and Austin Hollimon got the stick around the the track four times in 3:11.79. That was more than two seconds faster than second-place Cornell.

The victory gave Princeton a 197-186 win over Cornell and the Tigers will be bringing the Taylor Trophy to New Jersey for the first time since it was established in 2004. Brown edged Harvard, 76-75, for third place.

In the women’s 4×4, Columbia junior Sharay Hale gave even more evidenced that she is deserving of the Outdoor Heps’ Most Outstanding Performer award, leading her Lions to a wide margin of victory. The Lions’ time of 3:37.92 — featuring Kyra Caldwell, Yamira Bell, Laura Vogel and Hale — was more than five seconds ahead of second-place Penn. Princeton took the women’s team title, but the balance of the scoring predicts great things for a number of teams.

The final scores:

MEN
1. Princeton, 197
2. Cornell, 186
3. Brown, 76
4. Harvard, 75
5. Yale, 44
6. Dartmouth, 42
7. Penn, 33
8. Columbia, 29

WOMEN
1. Princeton, 132
2. Cornell, 113
3. Brown, 101
4. Columbia, 92
5. Penn, 84
6. Dartmouth, 74
7. Harvard, 71
8. Yale, 46

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One Response to “An Orange Day in New Haven”

  1. anon says:

    This is merely the 10th team in NCAA Division I history to capture the elusive double Triple Crown. Congrats Princeton Track and Field!