Cornell freshman Stephen Mozia had an unbelievable Outdoor Heps debut, putting his shot 18.81 meters (61-8 1/2). How good is that? Only one man — Olympian Augie Wolf of Princeton — has thrown further at Heps. Two-time Olympic silver medalist Adam Nelson never threw that far.
But from a team perspective, Harvard racked up 19 points and made it even a harder climb for Mozia’s team. Crimson rookie Ben Glauser was second at 17.97 meters (58-11 1/2) followed by sophomore Dustin Brode (57-0 3/4) and Igor Liokumovich (56-10 3/4).
Then the Columbia 4×8 not only crushed the meet record for the men, but wiped out its own all-time Heps record set last week at the Penn Relays. The squad of Mark Feigen, Brendon Fish, Kyle Merber and Harry McFann finished in 7:20.53, well ahead of No. 2 Cornell. Team scores are now: Princeton 175, Cornell 138 3/4.
On the women’s side, Harvard junior Shannon Watt was victorious in the final women’s individual event — the discus throw. She won with a toss of 48.47 (159-0) ahead of Brown’s Lacey Craker (155-0) and Princeton rookie Chukwuononso Okwelogu (154-8). And then Princeton dominated the 4x800m relay, breaking its own meet record in 8:38.05. The foursome of Kacie O’Neil, Alexis Mikealian, Molly Higgins and Greta Feldman held off Dartmouth (8:39.12) for the title.
Cornell has won the women’s team chase with just the 4x400m relay remaining. Team scores? Cornell 148, Princeton 126, Brown 92, Dartmouth 88.