Indoor Weekend Recap: Record-Breaking


Three Ivy League records and a number of school records were reset this weekend as Ivy Leaguers competed all over the country this past weekend.  The majority of the teams will be fine-tuning their workouts as they prepare for Indoor Heps at Cornell in 2 weeks.

In Washington, Princeton’s Joe Stilin placed 5th in the 3000m at the Husky Classic Invite, finishing in a new conference record of 7:53.15, while Donn Cabral set a new Ivy standard of 13:45.92 in the 5000m.  Both Stilin’s and Cabral’s times were about 1 second shy of the NCAA automatic standards in their respective events.  Peter Callahan broke the 4-minute mile barrier for a second time by winning the mile in 3:58.76.  The track meet was held on a 300m track that is known for its fast times.

In Cambridge, Princeton’s Conor McCullough made a statement for his indoor collegiate debut in the weight throw by throwing the implement 76-1, which is nearly 6 feet further than the preexisting record set by Dartmouth’s Ed Kania in 1979.  McCullough helped the Tiger’s win the annual Harvard-Yale-Princeton tri-meets.  The men won 12 events.  The Tiger women claimed 10 events, with Eileen Moran (60m, 200m) winning two.  Harvard placed 2nd overall for both meets, with Nico Weiler setting a new school record in the pole vault with 17-4.5.  Matt Bieszard and Sarah Barry led the Yale Bulldogs by placing 2nd in the 400m and mile respectively.

Maalik Reynolds of Penn was the top Ivy collegian at the Millrose Games as he placed 3rd in the elite high jump in a new school record of 7-3.75.  The height ties Reynold’s for the third best indoor clearance in conference history with Princeton’s Jay Richards.  Columbia’s 4×400 relay squad of Kevin Boyd, Cody Love, Harry McFann and Brendon Fish took second in the Metropolitan College Men’s 4x400m Relay and set a new school record with a time of 3:15.86.

The Penn women’s team won the Millrose Collegiate Invitational while Columbia women finished third.  The Columbia men also placed 3rd in the men’s meet. Penn was led by Gabrielle Piper and Catherine Okoukoni, as they placed in the top three in two events each.  Piper placed 2nd in the 60m dash and hurdles while Okoukoni placed 2nd in the long jump and 3rd in the triple jump.  Emily Lanois was the lone Columbia event winner as she won the 3000m.

At Boston University’s Valentine Invitational, Dartmouth’s Abbey D’Agostino and Columbia’s Waverly Neer surpassed the automatic qualifier for NCAAs in the 3000m by finishing in 9:02.15 and 9:08.72 respectively.  These times set new school records.  Dartmouth’s Christina Supino also set a new school record in the 800m by finishing in 2:06.94.  Dartmouth’s John Bleday and Ethan Shaw won the 3000m and 5000m races respectively.  The Brown Bears were led by Lauren Waterbury (400m – 54.62, 200m – 25.05) and John Spooney (60m – 6.85, 200m – 21.35 (2nd fastest time in indoor conference history)).  Cornell’s Alyssa O’Connor set a new conference record in the 1000m with 2:45.61.

At the Kane Invitational, Steven Bell continued to dominate the long and triple jumps by winning both events and Steven Mozia and Bob Belden continued to show how they are a powerful shot putting duo, placing 1-2 in the shot put.  Melissa Hewitt set a new personal best in the long jump (20-3.75).

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