Leading Clubs to National Titles

Over the weekend, the USATF Club National Championship took place in Omaha, Neb., where three Ivy alumni — John Langhauser (Yale), Erison Hurtault (Columbia) and Uju Ofoche (Columbia) — helped the Central Park Track Club to team championships. 

Langhauser won the shot put with a throw of 17.45 meters (57-3) and also threw the discus 42.72 (140-1 3/4) to pick up team points for fifth place. Hurtault used the Club National Championship meet to help his Olympic Games training by competing in the 400m (third, 46.78) as well as the sprint medley and 4×400 relays. Both relay squads were winners.  Ofoche was the busiest female alumni as competed in the long jump  (fourth, 19-7), the 200m (fifth, 25.57) and ran a leg on the winning 4×100 and sprint medley relay squads. 

Cornell alumnus Brian Freitas earned the honor of being the busiest Ivy male over the championship as he competed in the 400 dash (eighth, 48.94), 400 hurdles (fourth, 52.71), 4×800 relay (third overall), and 4×400 relay (second overall). Freitas competed as a member of the Greater Boston Track Club, which was third in the combined team standings. According to the GBTC club website, Freitas was considering the open 800m dash as an option.

Full results can be found here.  Event photos and videos are provided by Runnerspace.com.

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