Another Sub-4!

Princeton’s Peter Callahan broke the 4 minute mile barrier yesterday at Penn State’s Syke and Sabock Challenge Cup, winning the mile in meet record time of 3:58.86.  The time is the 3rd fastest in Heps history, behind Columbia’s Kyle Merber (3:58.52) and Princeton’s Bill Burke (3:58.70).  It is also just under a second away from the automatic standard of 3:57.90 for NCAAs.  The performance helped Princeton place 3rd in the men’s competition, ahead of Cornell and just behind host Penn State and Connecticut.  Flotrack caught the performance in this video.  Princeton men also won the 3000m (Thomas Dialynas – 8:19.09) and the pole vault (Dave Slovenski – 16-10.75).  Cornell men won two events, with Dan Hagberg winning the hurdles (8.01) and Steven Bell winning the long jump (23-9).  In the women’s competition, Cornell placed 2nd behind Penn State while Princeton placed 3rd.  Cornell won four events; 5000m (Rachel Sorna – 16:55.99), mile (Alyssa O’Connor – 4:49.00), 600m (Molly Glantz – 1:30.92), and 3000m (Genna Hartung – 9:40.88).  Princeton won the DMR with Jackie Nicholas, Emily de la Bruyere, Cecilia Barowski and Andrea Keklak won the race at 11:48.05 for their lone event win at the meet.

On Day 2 of the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, Columbia men let their relay teams do the talking as their 4×800 relay with Brendon Fish, Harry McFann, Liam Tansey and Connor Claflin set a new meet record with 7:25.47, and the 4×400 relay with Kevin Boyd, Cody Love, Billy Kovalczyk and Sam Miner won the New York only section with 3:17.14.  Individually, Columbia had 2 men in the top 5 of their respective events as Nico Composito placed 5th in the 3000m with 8:09.80 and Adam Behnke finished 4th in the championship mile with 4:03.43.  Waverly Neer had the top women’s performance for Columbia on Day 2 by finishing 6th in the championship mile with 4:41.92.  Teammate Clare Buck placed 8th in the 3000m (9:41.84).  The Penn women also performed well at the New Balance meet as Kristin Judge won the High Jump Eastern section in a jump-off with teammate Anne Holland.  They both cleared 5-6.75.  Penn set a new school record in the 4×200 relay (1:43.41) that placed them 12th overall in the event.

The Yale men ended their Giegengack Invitational with two more individual wins, this time in the pole vault (Paul Chandler – 14-9.25) and mile (Michael Pierce – 4:15.29).  Daniel Jones (60m – 7.03) and Matt Bieszard (500m – 1:04.45) both placed 2nd in their respective events.  The women were victorious in both relays (DMR – 11:40.03, 4×400 relay – 3:55.22), 60m dash (Alexa Monti – 7.91), and pole vault (Emily Urciuoli – 12-3.75).  The Penn Quakers were also at Giegengack and they claimed three individual wins at the meet: the 800m (Brian Fulton), 400m (Brian Rosenthal), and high jump (Maalik Reynolds).  The DMR squad placed 2nd overall with a time of 10:01.09.

The Dartmouth men dominated in the sprints during their Dartmouth Indoor Classic by winning the 60m (Connor Reilly), 200m (Jalil Bishop), 500m (Evan Bryant), 800m (Lukas Zirngibl), 1000m (Will Callan), and 4×400 relay.  Connor Reilly led a 1-2-3 finish in the 60m dash.  The women won nine events.  Emmaline Berg led a 1-2-3 sweep in the shot put, while Naomi Stahl (with Isabella Terhorst) and Marina Plesons (with Karla Verkouw) led 1-2 finishes in the 400m and pole vault respectively.  Dartmouth also won the 500m (Meggie Donovan), 800m (Renee Domozych) , mile (Elizabeth Short), long jump (Janae Dunchack), triple jump (Erica Hendershot), and 4×400 relay.

Brown had a successful trip to southern Rhode Island as they competed in the Tribute to Charlie Torpey.  The Brown men had 2 event wins and four other top 3 finishes.  John Spooney was the lone individual winner, claiming the 60m crown in 6.92.  The 4×400 relay won in 3:21.91.  The Brown women had three event winners; Susan Scavone (hurdles – 8.65), Megan Palmer (800 – 2:15.90) and Hannah Wallace (pole vault – 11-9.75).  Lacey Craker was the top collegian in the weight throw as she threw 52-1.75 for 2nd place. Emmaline Berg

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