Princeton sophomore Conor McCullough has already set a meet record in the weight throw, the Championships’ first event. He won with a best of 22.94 meters (75-3 1/4), easily besting the competition. McCullough had four throws considerably farther than the long-standing Heps’ Championship mark of 70-5 by Ed Kania of Dartmouth (back in 1979).
The Cornell cage can accommodate a throw of around 80 feet, so McCullough’s bombs came close to the fence. Top six: McCullough (Princeton), Belden (Cornell), Glauser (Harvard), Brode (Harvard), Fiedler (Cornell) and Levine (Yale).
Jack Pfeifer interviewed McCullough after his win and uncovered breaking news: McCullough, despite having the nation’s top mark in the event, will not be competing at the NCAA Championships.