Diamonds are Forever

The first two American women to cross the line in the 1,500-meter run at Saturday’s Samsung Diamond League showcase in New York City were former Ivy Leaguers now working to have an impact at the 2012 London Games.

Morgan Uceny, who ran at Cornell, was second in the race behind Jamaican Olympian Kenia Sinclair, who was clocked in 4:08.06. Uceny was right behind in 4:08.42 while former Brown standout Anna Pierce was fifth (4:10.38).

Several other former Leaguers were also on the grand international stage at Icahn Stadium, including Columbia’s Erison Hurtault in the 400m (46.30); Penn’s Darryll Oliver in the 800m (1:49.57); Dartmouth’s Ben True in the 5k (13:24.11); Columbia’s Delilah DiCrescenzo in the steeplechase (9:50.61) and Harvard’s Becky Christensen in the high jump (1.77m, 5-9 3/4).

Coach Barry Harwick at Dartmouth believes that True’s 5k time is the fastest ever run by a Big Green athlete or alum.

Comments are closed.