To The Max

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The Cornell men are champions for the second straight weekend after claiming its second IC4A title in the last three years at Boston University this weekend. With 76 points, the Big Red finished ahead of UConn and Albany, each with 54 points.

Cornell had individual victories from both sophomore Max Hairston (7.92 in the 60-meter hurdles) and freshman Austin Jamerson (5,179 points in heptathlon). Senior Montez Blair, who is headed to NCAA this week, was limited to three jumps in the high jump, but still claimed second at 7-2 1/4.

There were four other champions from the Ivy League. Heps’ 5k champ James Leakos of Harvard won the 3,000-meter run in a speedy 7:57.88. Cornell pole vaulter Peter Roach was third with a clearance of 17-2 3/4, matching the fifth-best in Ivy history.

On the women’s side, the Cornell 4x400m relay of Zena Kolliesuah, Ebolutalese Airewele, Elyse Wilkinson and Udeme Akpaete not only won the ECACs, the Big Red foursome did so in 3:36.63, the fastest clocking in Heps history. Teammates Emily Shearer and Rachel Sorna went 1-2 in the 3k, with Shearer running 9:11.68 (good for fourth all-time among Heps runners). Cornell was second on the women’s side behind UConn. The final champion from the League was Harvard weight thrower Adabelle Ekechukwu, with a winning mark of 64-0 1/4.

In addition to Blair and Sorna, three other Leaguers were runners up — Harvard weight thrower Ben Glauser (63-10 1/4), Yale pentathlete Amanda Snajder (3,569) and the Yale women’s 4x800m (8:55.20).

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