The Cornell-Princeton battle was waged in the men’s long jump and the Big Red came out on top as senior Chase Aaronson leapt 24-2 1/2 for victory. Princetonian Tom Hopkins was second with a best of 23-10 3/4 while Cornell sophomore Steven Bell was a close third over Princeton’s Damon McLean. Cornell took the long jump event, 17-12, and now trails 22-21 after two events.
By the way, John Spooney of Brown can fly. He is the top qualifier in the 200m dash, running 21.44 — about a quarter-second ahead of No. 2 Kinsley Ojukwu of Cornell. Six of the eight schools will be represented in Sunday’s final.
And the 200m finalists are: Spooney, Ojukwu, Tom Hopkins (Princeton), Matt Bieszard (Yale), Jedidiah Aderquah-Yiadon (Cornell), William Egi (Princeton), Connor Reilly (Dartmouth) and Jared Kadich (Harvard).
That concludes Saturday’s qualifying for the men and here are the numbers, by team, on advancers: 1. Cornell, 15; 2. Princeton, 12; 3. Columbia & Dartmouth, 7; 5. Brown, 6; 6. Harvard, 5; 7. Penn, 4; 8. Yale, 2.