Weekend Recap #1
Cornell, Dartmouth, and Princeton men each competed in their first meets of the 2012 calendar year.
Cornell: Southern Tier Collegiate Open Invite
The Cornell squads dominated the Southern Tier Collegiate Open with a number of event wins post-conference meet qualifiers. Cornell men got a 1-2 punch in the shot put as frosh Steven Mozia dominated the shot put with 59-0.25 with senior Bob Belden throwing 55-7 for 2nd place. Cornell also went 1-2 in the high jump (Tom Butler and Chris Arlinghaus both at 6-9.75), triple jump (Steven Bell – 47-4.5; Dan Scott – 46-11), and 500 (Rutger Admirand – 1:04.9; Hong Cho – 1:06.98). Senior Nick Huber set a new school record in the pentathlon, 3707 (although he will have to do the heptathlon at Heps). Meanwhile, junior Victoria Imbesi (pictured above from 2010), who was injured her shoulder last spring, opened her season with a big toss of 48-0.5 that set a new Cornell shot put record. Sophomore Devin McMahon won the 3000 in 10:10.74 while frosh twins Katie and Emily Woodford went 1-2 in the 200 (25.51 and 25.79). Other event winners include Melissa Hewitt (TJ – 38-2), Molly Glantz (800 – 2:15.25), Kristin Brandt (LJ – 17-11), Erin Rossi (WT – 47-7), Danielle Silas (HH – 9.23), and Jennifer Bush (HJ – 5-7).
: Dartmouth Relays (men
Both Big Green teams won their respective meets, but in different fashions. The women dominated the six-team meet, gaining the most number of points in the 800, mile, and weight throw. Alexi Pappas (4:50.74) lead the scoring in the mile with Christina Supino (2nd), frosh Alison Lanois (4th), and Elizabeth Short (6th). Dartmouth went 1-2-3-4 and 6th in the 800m as Arianna Vailas placed 1st in 2:15.42. The weight throwers went 2-3-4-5, lead by Cathy Liebowitz (52-10.75). Emmaline Berg and Corinne Kominkiewicz went 1-2 the shot put (47-1.75 and 43-9.25 respectively). The men won the meet over UMass Lowell by 7 points with scoring in last event, the 4×400 relay. The team had three event winners: Dom Filiano (shot put 55-6.5), Jeremy Birck (high jump 6-8.25), and Matt Miner (mile 4:11.25). Dom Filiano was also the top collegian in the weight throw, placing 3rd with 50-3.25.
The Tigers defeated the Midshipmen for the ninth straight year by winning 13 of the 17 contested events. Princeton also swept 5 of those events as a 1-2, and another 3 events as 1-2-3. Tom Hopkins was the lone double winner of the meet, winning the 400 (48.58) and long jump (22-9.75). Hopkins lead a 1-2-3 sweep in the long jump with teammates Shane Molidor (21-11) and Stephen Soerens (21-3.5). The other 1-2-3 sweeps occurred in the 800m (Peter Callahan – 1:51.91; Bradley Paternostro – 1:52.96; Russell Dinkins – 1:53.44) and the mile (Joe Stilin – 4:07.37; Chris Bendsten – 4:09.58; Alejandro Arroyo Yamin – 4:10.24).