As expected, Cornell looks ready to score some big points in the 400m hurdles on Sunday as the top three qualifying times were all posted by Big Red runners — Kenny McClain (52.77), Brian Freitas (52.83) and rookie Andre Anderson (53.14). Princeton — which advanced on senior Nilan Schnure (54.78) — will be rooting for anyone not wearing red in this one.
The eight who advanced: McClain, Freitas, Anderson, Schnure, Tim Carey (Penn), InSoo Hwang (Brown), Zach Keefer (Brown) and Evan Bryant (Dartmouth).
And from the Department of Go Fast Or Go Home, there are sub-1:51s in the men’s 800 that won’t be in the final. Cornell freshman Rutger Admirand led the way in 1:48.84 while Columbia’s Harry McFann and Connor Claflin, Penn’s Brian Fulton and Cornell’s Will Weinlandt all dipped into the 1:49s. Last year’s champ, Cornellian Nick Wade will get a chance to repeat.
The field of 800 advancement: Admirand, McFann, Claflin, Fulton, Weinlandt, Wade, Michael Williams (Princeton) and Lukas Zirngibl (Dartmouth).