The first weekend of indoor track and field is in the books, and we already have some updates to make to the record books. The sprinters, jumpers, and throwers were eager to get the season started, which is pretty evident in some of the performances shown this weekend. Links to each of the meets results are available at the bottom of this post.
Note: There are some events (i.e. 300m, 600m) that we cannot verify if these marks broke any conference records as not every school or the League keeps records for those events. If someone wants to go back through race archives and make a list of the top 10 marks for those events, we would love you for it.
Male Athletes of the Week:
Bruno Hortelano-Roig (Burlington, Ontario) ran a new personal best in the 60m dash at the Greg Page Relays that is the third fastest mark in conference history. The senior ran a 6.76 in the preliminary rounds and later won the event with a 6.78 in the finals (the current conference record for the 60m is 6.73, set by Harvard alum and Olympian Chris Lambert). Hortelano-Roig also won the 300m in a new Spanish national record of 33.46 and ran a 47.9 split on the 4×400 relay. The NCAA record for the men’s 300m is 32.32, set in 2010 by Torrin Lawrence of Georgia.
Tom Hopkins (Haverford, Penn.) recorded a 2.5-inch personal best in the long jump with a 24-11.75 leap at the Princeton New Year’s Invitational. This leap is Hopkins’ best mark in either indoors or outdoors and the 7th best indoor long jump mark within conference history. The senior finished second the event behind Rutgers’ Corey Crawford (25-6.75). Hopkins also won the 300m with a time of 34.31.
Kevin Dooney (Dublin, Ireland) raced for his native Ireland yesterday at the SPAR European Cross Country Championships in Belgrade, Serbia. The sophomore finished 38th overall on the European-style 8-km course, helping the Irish team finish 4th in the Under-23 team standings.
Male Rookie of the Week:
Marc-Andre Alexandre (Montreal, Quebec) is the new face of Yale’s sprinting squad as he won the 200m (22.37), placed second in the 60m dash (6.99), and was a member of the winning 4×400 relay (3:19.92) team at the Yale Season Opener.
Female Athletes of the Week:
Princeton’s Cecelia Barowski (Amherst, N.H.) blazed to a new personal best in the 600m dash at the New Year’s Invitational, winning the event in a 1:30.06. Her time was the fastest one in the event for the weekend, being 4 seconds ahead of the next fastest Ivy Leaguer (who happens to be the defending indoor 400m champion, Harvard’s Gabrielle Scott) and over a second faster than the next fastest person in the nation (however, Barowski is not listed in this event on TFRRS as she was listed as “unattached” in the meet results). The collegiate record for the women’s 600m is still a bit faster: 1:26.56, set in 1981 by Delisa Walton-Floyd of Tennessee. Barowski also ran a leg in the 4×400 relay that finished third at that meet.
Female Rookie of the Week:
Harvard’s Jackie Modesett (Houston, Tex.) had a strong collegiate debut at the Harvard Open, placing second in the 60 hurdles (8.65) and third in the 300m (40.93). Harvard is aiming to have the strongest hurdling contingent in the conference this year, as they had four hurdlers best 8.80 this past Saturday.
Brown hosting the Alden Invitational
Cornell hosting the Greg Page Relays
Dartmouth at the URI Pentathlon
Dartmouth and Harvard at the Harvard Open
Penn at the Fast Times Before Finals
Princeton hosting the New Year’s Invitational
Yale hosting the Yale Season Opener