Donn Cabral, who became just the second runner to win three Heps 10k titles last night, has now become the first Leaguer to ever claim three steeplechase crowns, winning in 8:43.59. The Tigers did some serious work in the steeple with freshman Eddie Owens (9:00.14) taking third and Tyler King (9:03.99) fourth. John Gregorek of Columbia is the one that broke up a potential sweep, taking second in 9:00.06. Princeton is now up 81-41 over Cornell.
Cornell’s Victoria Imbesi has won the shot put with a mark of 15.03 meters (49-3 3/4), well ahead of runner-up Shannon Watt of Harvard (46-2 1/2).
No surprise in the women’s triple as Columbia freshman Nadia Eke won with a best of 12.67 meters (41-7). In fact, five of Eke’s leaps would have won! Princeton sophomore Imani “High Socks” Oliver was second at 12.18 (39-11 1/2), edging Cornell’s Kristin Brandt (39-10 3/4) by less than an inch.
Penn’s Maalik Reynolds has defeated Cornell’s Montez Blair in an epic showdown in the high jump. More to come.