Harvard, Dartmouth, Penn Claim First Wins

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While the Saturday trials are underway, we’ll start sharing some of the first field finals of Outdoor Heps.  We will try to do this regularly, but the best way to follow the action is through any of the links at the top of this page in big letters.

In the men’s competition, Harvard has jumped out to the early team lead by winning two field finals and finished 3rd in another.  Freshman Elliot Safo won his first Heps title in the long jump, leaping out to 25-04 1/2 (yes, it was wind-legal) on his third jump – the 9th best mark all-time at Heps.  The mark breaks the oldest school record within the conference – a 92-year old long jump record of 25-02 3/4 by Ned Gourdin (which at that time was a world record).  But come the final jump of the competition, Tom Hopkins of Princeton came within 1 inch of Safo, finishing in the runner-up position with 25-03 1/2, which is also good enough for clocking in as the 10th best all-time at Heps.  This was Hopkins’ first 25-foot clearance during the outdoor season. Princeton also grabbed 3rd and 6th finishes to grab a total of 15 points in the event.

Men’s Long Jump results:

  1. Elliot Safo (Harvard) – 25-04 1/2 #9 all-time at Heps
  2. Tom Hopkins (Princeton) – 25-03 1/2 #10 all-time at Heps
  3. Damon McLean (Princeton) – 24-11 3/4
  4. Thomas Pitt (Penn) – 24-08 1/2
  5. Montez Blair (Cornell) – 23-08
  6. Jake Scinto (Princeton) – 23-07 1/2

Harvard’s Ben Glauser also only needed his third attempt to secure his second hammer crown. Glauser was the only athlete to surpass 200 feet in today’s competition, winning with a throw of 209-00. Dartmouth’s Thomas Servino secured second place on his final throw of 193-11.  Cornell’s Stephen Mozia was third in 193-03.

Men’s Hammer Throw results:

  1. Ben Glauser (Harvard) – 209-00
  2. Thomas Servino (Dartmouth) – 193-11
  3. Stephen Mozia (Cornell) – 193-03
  4. Duncan Dickerson (Columbia) – 189-08
  5. Matthew O’Hara (Brown) – 183-03
  6. Jake Taylor (Princeton) – 181-00

Over the pole vault, Dartmouth got their first pole vault Heps champion since 1955 in Josh Cyphers.  Cyphers was the only athlete to clear 5 meters (16-04 3/4), winning in 5.05 meters (16-06 3/4).  Cornell’s Ketih Rayburn and Harvard’s Andrew Roney finished in 2nd and 3rd, respectively, with a clearance of 16-02 3/4.

Men’s Pole Vault results:

  1. Josh Cyphers (Dartmouth) – 16-06 3/4
  2. Keith Rayburn (Cornell) – 16-02 3/4
  3. Andrew Roney (Harvard) – 16-02 3/4
  4. David Coneway (Princeton), Peter Roach (Cornell), & Steven Pawlak (Cornell) – 15-09

Men’s Team Scores after 3 events:

Harvard – 26
Cornell – 20.66
Princeton – 18.33
Dartmouth – 18
Columbia & Penn – 4
Brown – 2

In the only women’s final so far, Penn’s Kelsey Hay broke BOTH the conference meet and Ivy League record in the javelin throw on her first throw, throwing 164-01 (50.02 meters).  The mark held through the rest of the competition, as the next closest throw was almost 14 feet back.  Brown had their athletes finish 2nd, 4th, and 6th.

Women’s Javelin Throw results:

  1. Kelsey Hay (Penn) – 164-01 Meet Record, Ivy League Record
  2. Holleigh Bergstrom (Brown) – 150-03
  3. Hannah Mayer (Harvard) – 149-06
  4. Ellie Gravitte (Brown) – 148-00
  5. Felicia Reid (Cornell) – 144-06
  6. Niina Al-Hassan (Brown) – 144-01

Women’s Team Scores after 1 event:

Brown  – 13
Penn – 10
Harvard – 6
Cornell – 2

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