“Ever since I took those first few steps on the track (for the victory lap), I was in this blissful state. It was a very unreal experience.” — Princeton’s Tom Hopkins, who ran a 46.3 leg on the Championship of America-winning DMR. Click here for the full story.
In other Penn Relay competition, Harvard’s Dustin Brode won the College Shot Put Eastern competition with a throw of 57-9.75, a new season’s best that currently places him 2nd in the league. Princeton’s Imani Oliver and Adam Bragg both earned 2nd places in their events (College Triple Jump Eastern and College Pole Vault respectively). Oliver’s leap of 41-0.25 is a new personal best. In the Championships of America events, Dartmouth finished fourth in a very competitive 4x1500m relay in 17:44.95 (which was won by distance-powerhouse Oregon) while Columbia (seen in the above picture) was in the title hunt for the Distance Medley Relay but finished back in 5th with 9:43.21.
Saturday is the last day of Penn Relay competition and the first day of Payton Jordan Invitational events out in California, where many alumni are scheduled to compete. HepsTrack will post results as time permits. Congrats to all athletes on an exciting week so far!