Katie Kellner and Devin McMahon took first and third in the 10,000-meter run, the final event of the first day at the Heptagonal Championships at Franklin Field in Philadelphia. That pushed Cornell to a first-place 39 points on the day, just one ahead of Brown. Princeton (26) is in third place thanks to a strong pole vault while Columbia (22), the indoor team champion, is in fourth.
The team scores are just one measure of the first day at Outdoor Heps. Another thing to look at is the number of qualifiers each team has advanced and no one can match the host school. Penn sent 14 athletes into Sunday action while Cornell had 11 and Princeton nine. The Quakers took particular advantage of the pure speed of the 100- and 200-meter dashes and the 100-meter hurdles. Altogether those three events yielded 10 Red & Blue advancers.