No Surprises This Time


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Schedule of Events | Men’s Results | Women’s Results

Two years ago in Ithaca, Brown’s Heidi Caldwell stunned Dartmouth’s Abbey D’Agostino in the 5,000-meter run, nipping her at the tape. No one at Heps has beaten her at the distance since.

That includes today at the 2014 Indoor Heps Championships as the five-time NCAA champion ran away from the field late to win in 16:08.70. Princeton freshman Megan Curham gave a valiant chase for second in 16:12.20, more than 11 seconds ahead of the next challenger.

The women’s long jump was a close affair as the top three leapers were separated by just 3 1/2 inches. Columbia junior Nadia Eke held on for the win with a best of 5.74 meters (18-10). She didn’t jump after that, but got a scare on the final try for Dartmouth’s Janae Dunchack, who came up a centimeter short.

Dunchack, pictured below, did win her fourth straight Indoor Heps pentathlon crown to cap off Survivor Saturday. Her 3,895 points were more than 100 up on runner up Madison Hansen of Harvard.

Dunchack’s victory gives Dartmouth a team lead after five events with 35 points, followed by Princeton (31) and Columbia (22). But the top teams did not have as many first-day qualifiers as Cornell (12) and Harvard (10). It is going to be a multi-team battle throughout Sunday.


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