Awards Shared On Men’s Side

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The Most Outstanding Track Performer for men was a shared honor between Princeton junior Peter Callahan and Cornell senior Nick Wade. Callahan won the mile and took his Tigers from fourth to first in the distance medley relay while Wade scored two second-place efforts, in the 1k and mile.

The Most Outstanding Field Performer for men was a split decision between Harvard senior Nico Weiler and Princeton junior Damon McLean. Weiler broke the all-time League standard in the pole vault, clearing 5.38 meters (17-7 3/4). It was the third-best vault ever by a New England collegian. McLean won both the long and triple jumps, each with impressive distances — 7.55 meters (24-9 1/4) in the LJ and 15.93 meters (52-3 1/4) in the TJ.

Again, the coaches don’t select a top rookie, but we favored Ned Willig of Brown.

3 Responses to “Awards Shared On Men’s Side”

  1. Yes sir says:

    Your characterization of wade’s weekend is really really understated. He ran four hard individual races and finished off with a fifth race – worth under 1:50 for the 800m! (1:50.5 880y). Callahan may have won the mile – but wade gave up his chance at individual laurels to win Cornell the team title.

    Cornell deserves a bit more low overall. They took down a heavily favored Princeton team and this blog still spends most of its time singing princeton’s praises. Why the bias?

    • Brett Hoover says:

      Clearly there are some things that you fail to understand. One is that HepsTrack does not pick the Athlete of the Meet award, the coaches do. Secondly, we devote a lot of unpaid time to perform a service for the Heps community. If you don’t appreciate it, fine with us. Go somewhere else.

      I don’t think we were singing Princeton’s praises when we all but declared them dead with about five events to go. In fact, we were trumpeting Cornell. Honestly, trying to suggest we are biased is a pretty stupid exercise. We are writing and tweeting on the fly as the meet proceeds. We don’t have enough time to sit back and take prejudices in.

      I thought Nick Wade was great. The coaches obviously did as well. I don’t recall a person winning the meet MVP without winning an individual event, but everyone felt it was warranted.

      So, in short, anonymous cowards can speak, but they are meek.

      • Yes sir says:

        Dude – I know how the mvp is selected at a conference. Im talking about your write up.

        Go and read what you wrote about the two MVPs. You didn’t even report wade in the relay where he won the meet!

        Now maybe my big12 brain is too small to follow your conference, but I followed wade since hs and the guy was the HERO of the meet.