Some Record Talk

As we conclude one of the more amazing weeks ever at and now that Ivy Leaguers breaking American College Records has become rather commonplace, we take a look at the next two records most likely to fall to Ivy athletes.

Mem’s Hammer – Although Conor McCullough’s legal best without a foul is 242-10, we’ve heard that slight fouls would have measured out at 250 or more. Could he take down the 257-0 ACR set by Oregon’s Ken Flax in 1986? Don’t think that he can’t.

Women’s 5,000m run — Sure, Jenny Simpson is a world champion and all, but is her 15:01.70 in the 5k even remotely approachable for Abbey D’Agostino? Well, no one thinks that D’Agostino has come remotely close to her potential and she is more than 20 seconds ahead of Simpson at this stage of her career. Dare to dream, huh?

It worked for Kyle Merber and Donn Cabral. By the way, if you saw the way Merber closed at Swarthmore, is there any doubt that he’d have broken the college record for the mile? I’d have pegged Merber around 3:52.0 flat. The record? 3:53.2 by Kansas’ Jim Ryun (1967) and UNC’s Tony Waldrop (1974).

By the way, the all-time Heps outdoor top 10s are updated. Visit here for the men’s and click here for the women’s.

One Response to “Some Record Talk”

  1. Greg Page says:

    Thanks for the Top Ten updates!

    FYI the leadoff for Cornell’s 4×8 from 1974 was “Keehn” and not “Keeh.”