Friday evening, at an event called “Road to London” at Icahn Stadium, the Ivy League alumni had a great evening.
Perhaps the best run of the night came from Liam Boylan-Pett, the former Columbia star, who won the 800-meter run in 1:46.87.
According to the IAAF website profile, that’s more than a two-second personal best. Former Penn standout Darryll Oliver clocked 1:49.17.
UPDATE: We got this straight from the top! Bob Hersh, the No. 2 at the IAAF, tells us that LBP ran 1:47.7 at the Oxy High Performance meet the night Donn Cabral set an American college record in the steeplechase. Still a nice bump in his personal best. And thanks, Bob.
On the women’s side, Yalie Kate Grace won the 1,500-meter run in 4:10.57 to earn a spot in the Diamond League’s adidas Grand Prix next week… but in the 5k! Grace has always been an 800/1,500 runner, so it is unlikely she’d take to the track in an elite 5k field. Saucony’s Ashley Higginson of Princeton was fourth in that race in 4:13.61.
Columbia’s Adam Behnke won the men’s 1,500m run in 3:46.96 while Brown graduate and former NCAA champion Craig Kinsley prevailed in the javelin (240-9).
Delilah DiCrescenzo, now of Puma formerly a Lion, was second in the steeplechase (8:52.43) just 2/100ths behind Asics’ Julie Culley. Penn grad Jesse Carlin was third in the 800m run (2:05.95), which was won by NYAC’s Maggie Infeld.
At the Pre Classic in Eugene, Ore., former Brown Bear Anna Pierce was fifth in the 1,500-meter run, finishing in 4:07.81 behind American stars Alice Schmidt, Jenny Simpson, Gabi Anderson and Shannon Rowbury.
Thursday at the Diamond League meet in Rome, Cornell’s Morgan Uceny was fourth in the 1,500 in a season-best 4:01.59. Ahead of her were Ethiopia’s Abeba Aregawi (whose 3:56.54 is a world leader), Kenya’s Helen Obiri and Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba.