The first name in throws in the Ivy League is Conor. Princeton sophomore Conor McCullough is so good at flinging implements, he’d have been the favorite at the NCAAs in the weight throw indoor, but elected not to go. After all, the Championships were all the way out in Idaho and it really wasn’t his specialty.
But the hammer throw is and he is the best the League has ever seen. At the Sam Howell Invitational in Princeton in April, he threw the thing 242-10, which is more than dozen feet longer than any Ivy Leaguer — in 75+ years — ever had. Shazzuy, a poster on LetsRun (whose material I am using as a guide) implored Heps followers to be in Philadelphia to see him throw. “Again, I cannot stress how much fun it is to watch him throw,” Shazzuy wrote. “Come watch him before its too late!!!” Michael Levine of Yale and Ben Glauser of Harvard are trying to get the ball out to 200 feet, but McCullough’s victory is well assured.
Glauser, just a freshman, could provide big points for the Crimson as he and Cornell rookie Stephen Mozia are making the shot put young and fun. Mozia has thrown over 61 feet this season while Glauser is a few feet behind. Mozia might also be considered the favorite in the discus throw, although Levine is on his tail and McCullough has been flinging the disc for fun this spring. This could be an important event in the team title chase.
Because of the toll that the javelin takes on its throwers, it is hard to make predictions. Especially now with former NCAA Craig Kinsley of Brown graduated, the field is wide open. Harvard rookie Dean Sullivan was strong early, but his performances have dropped. Nick Keeling, a sophomore at Brown who was second to Kinsley last year, hasn’t matched his rookie performance. Amazingly, the winning Heps mark has been longer than 218 feet in 14 of the last 15 years, but to continue that stretch would be a surprise. This one is a toss up. — Brett Hoover, guided by Shazzuy