So I heralded the return of Sharay Hale and Austin Hollimon, but forgot to mention another comebacker who has the opportunity to shake up the indoor and outdoor team title chases.
Cornell junior Bruno Hortelano spent 2012 trying to land a spot on the Spanish Olympic team and narrowly missed out. He ran fast enough in the 200 meters to make the squad, but it was just about a week too late for inclusion.
Get this, over the summer Hortelano posted a 10.27 in the 100 and 20.64 in the 200. Those times were not connected to the college season in any way, so we won’t be including them on the Heps’ all-time lists. If they were, the 100 time would be the fastest ever and the 200 would be second only to Chris Lambert of Harvard back in 2003.
If you recall, Hortelano won the Outdoor Heps’ 100 and 200 as a freshman and then couldn’t repeat in 2011 because of an injury sustained the week of the championships. So Brown’s John Spooney was swept those events the last two years, but won’t be the favorite in 2013.
Heps has certainly gotten very good!