Day One out in Nampa is done and HepsNation has five Indoor All-Americans. Day 1 Results here.
Donn Cabral nabbed his first indoor All-American honor by finishing 8th in the 5000m in 13:53.14. Arizona’s new distance phenom Lawi Lalang won the race in 13:25.11, which is a new meet record. Cabral set a new Ivy League record on February 10th at the Husky Classic with 13:45.92. Cabral got interviewed by Flotrack afterwards, saying how it was the hardest 13:53 of his life.
The Dartmouth Distance Medley team, consisting of senior Alexi Pappas, sophomore Megan Krumpoch, senior Christina Supino, and sophomore Abbey D’Agostino, surprised many in attendance and finished third (11:06.29) behind distance powerhouses Washington (11:05.20) and Oregon (11:05.85). D’Agostino had the second fastest 1600m split in the night that helped Dartmouth move from 7th to 3rd. Their splits and placements at the end of their legs were provided by Letsrun.com: Pappas – 1200m 3:26.15 (6th), Krumpoch – 400m 55.85 (7th), Supino – 800m 2:08.56 (7th), D’Agostino – 1600m 4:35.75 (3rd). This is their first Indoor All-American honor for each of these ladies and these ladies were excited during their post-race interview.
Princeton’s Peter Callahan advanced to the finals in the mile by placing fourth in the first heat in 4:06.96. The top four in each heat plus the next two fastest advanced to the finals. Collegian indoor mile record holder Miles Batty of BYU was the top qualifier in 4:03.85.
Cornell’s Stephen Mozia finished his collegiate indoor debut season with a 16th place finish in the shot put, throwing 56-11.25. The event was won by Jordan Clarke of Arizona with a throw of 68-5.25.
At the Indoor World Championships in Istanbul, Columbia’s Erison Hurtault made it to the 400m semis and finished sixth in this semifinal heat. The top three in each heat made it to the finals. Harvard’s Samyr Laine competed in the triple jump but did not reach the qualifying mark of 55-9.25 to make the finals. He finished 12th overall.
Congratulations to everyone’s performances so far, and good luck to all of those who are still competing today.