Cornell won both the Division 1 ECAC and IC4A Indoor Track and Field championships this weekend. The Big Red men previously won the 2007 IC4A Championships while this was the first ECAC championship title for not only the Big Red women but also for any Ivy League women’s team.
At IC4As, Cornell was battling UConn (the defending champions) all afternoon on Day 2. The team title was secured for the Big Red when Montez Blair and Tommy Butler earned 11.5 points to UConn’s 6 points in the high jump. Blair’s winning height of 7-2.5 is a facility record. Butler was tied for 7th. Nick Huber was also victorious in a battle with a UConn athlete in the heptathlon, as Huber won with 5373 points to Jake Waruch’s 5286. Vince Formica placed 5th in the heptathlon to earn an extra 4 points for the team. Other Big Red winners included Stephen Mozia in the shot put, Rutger Admirand in the 800m, and the 4×800 relay (Eric Bice, Chris Jakobson, John Schilkowsky, Admirand). Chase Aarsonson (60m – 3rd) and 4×400 relay (Tom Randall, Admirand, Cisco Olloqui, Brian Freitas – 8th) also scored. Harvard finished 6th in the team standings as Darcy Wilson (800m – 2nd), Ben Glauser (shot put – 3rd), Andrew Ezekoye (60m – 7th), Damani Wilson (8th – 60m), and 4×800 relay (Wilson, Ryan Romain, Weishen Mead, Zach Herring – 6th) did well on Day 2. OTher Ivy scorers on Day 2 include Dartmouth’s Ethan Shaw (5k – 8th), Brown’s John Spooney (200m – 6th), Penn’s DMR (John Foye, Brian Rosenthal, Brian Fulton, Michael Cunningham – 3rd), and Yale 4×400 relay (Matt Bieszard, William Rowe, Mario Kranjac, Dylan Hurley – 7th).
At ECACs, Cornell edged out Maryland-Eastern Shore by one point to win their first team title. Cornell only won one event on the weekend, the 4×800 relay, but they had plenty of other great performances from Genna Hartung (mile – 7th, 3000m – 6th), Ryan Wooley (400m – 7th), Molly Glantz (500m – 7th), Janel Parker (1000m – 2nd), DMR (3rd), and 4×400 relay (3rd). Princeton finished third in the team standings, with Tory Worthen (pole vault) and Cecilia Barowski (500m) each earning an individual win. Other Princeton scorers include Imani Oliver (triple jump – 7th), Alexis Mikaelian (mile – 3rd), Cecilia Barowski (500m – 1st), Joie Hand (500m – 4th), Greta Feldman (800m – 2nd), and the 4×400 relay (6th). Harvard finished 9th overall with their DMR squad winning their event and gaining points from Allie Pace (pole vault – 5th), Sydnie Leroy (pole vault – tied 7th), Olivia Weeks (triple jump – 8th), Jeanne Mack (mile – 5th), Molly Refner (500m – 8th) on Day 2. Other Ivy scorers include Columbia’s Nadia Eke (triple jump – 2nd) Queen Okeke (triple jump – 5th); Yale’s Nihal Kayali (mile – 4th), Elizabeth Martin (3000m – 2nd) and Kira Garry (3000m – 4th); and Penn’s Victoria Strickland (800m – 5th) and 4×800 relay (8th).
For the majority of the League, the indoor season is complete. HepsTrack will report later this week all of the NCAA qualifiers as selected by the championship committee. Stay tuned…