Last year the question was: How far Conor McCullough would throw? This year, it is: How many points can Harvard score in the throws?
The Harvard throwing squad of Ben Glauser, Dustin Brode, Igor Liokumovich, Matthew Polega and Edward Brucker were instrumental in helping Harvard dominate the throws at Outdoor Heps, and they are poised to do it again this weekend. Glauser is the defending champion in the shot put, but he could have some trouble as Cornell sophomore Stephen Mozia is aimed to claim the title that eluded him last year. Mozia has thrown further than 65 feet already this year, more than seven feet beyond the next best conference throw.
With fellow Cornellians Bryan Rhodes — who is tied with Glauser for the best weight throw performance so far this year — and Bob Fiedler, Cornell could foil Harvard’s plans of claiming some 30 points across the two events. Other potential point scorers who can break up this sea of Crimson and Red are Penn’s Jake Brenza, Dartmouth’s Dom Filiano, Yale’s Michael Levine and Columbia’s Duncan Dickerson.
Top fives for 2013:
19.89m (65-3 1/4) — Stephen Mozia (Cornell)
17.70m (58-1) — Ben Glauser (Harvard)
17.41m (57-1 1/2) — Dustin Brode (Harvard)
16.88m (55-4 3/4) — Igor Liokumovich (Harvard)
16.59m (54-5 1/4) — Jake Brenza (Penn)
18.62m (61-1 1/4) — Ben Glauser (Harvard)
18.62m (61-1 1/4) — Bryan Rhodes (Cornell)
17.96m (58-11 1/4) — Michael Levine (Yale)
17.94m (58-10 1/4) — Dustin Brode (Harvard)
17.93m (58-10) — Stephen Mozia (Cornell)
— Mary Boggs