Hairston Gets Hurdle Double

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We got a number of alumni helping out with presenting awards.  Like Yale graduate and Olympic gold medalist Frank Shorter.  Here he is, celebrating with the top 6 women from last night’s 10km final.

Meanwhile, back to the results –

The 400m Hurdle finals for the men came down to the last 60 meters.  At the eighth hurdle, Dartmouth’s Ed Wagner and Cornell’s Max Hairston were even.  But by the 9th hurdle, Hairston began to pull away and win the hurdle double in 51.49.  Wagner finished in 2nd with 52.19.  Cornell also got 3rd with Jordan Sherwood (52.22), who held off Penn’s Tom Timmins (52.28).

In the women’s 400H finals, Harvard’s Jade Miller got a quick start out of the blocks and was the first hurdler to reach hurdle #1.  Megan Krumpoch (D), who is also a  very good 800m runner, hit the third hurdle and lost some time.  Perhaps this was the difference in who the event winner was – Miller had a 10m lead on Krumpoch with 100m to go, but after the last hurdle, Krumpoch gave it her final sprint but ran out of room.  Miller won her first Heps title in 58.72.  Krumpoch settled for 2nd place with 59.00.  Alex Stanton of Brown finished in 3rd with 60.66 while Jackie Modesett of Harvard finished 4th in 60.78.

After 8 events in the decathlon, Evan Weinstock of Brown is in the lead with 6.012 points.  Princeton’s Stephen Soerens is in 2nd place.  Only the javelin and the 1,500m remains in the decathlon.

Final individual sprints of the day – while we had originally believed this was going to be Cornell’s Bruno Hortelano-Roig’s event, he had scratched come time to set up the blocks.  However, Cornell was able to still win the event as Larry Gibson stepped up and sped by Princeton’s Tom Hopkins and Harvard’s Damani Wilson in the final few meters.  Gibson’s winning time was 21.30, Hopkins was 2nd in 21.36, Wilson was 3rd in 21.41  Wind was just over being wind-legal (+2.2 m/s).

Columbia’s Marvellous Iheukwumere ended her college career on a great note – she defended her 200m title in a wind-legal 24.04, holding off Dartmouth’s Sara Kikut (24.15), Cornell’s Udeme Akpaete (24.18), and Harvard’s Autumne Franklin (24.42).

More to come…

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                          Men - Team Rankings - 16 Events Scored                
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    1) Cornell                    112.66     2) Princeton                 110.33
    3) Harvard                     98        4) Dartmouth                  58   
    5) Penn                        46        6) Columbia                   38   
    7) Brown                       18        8) Yale                       15
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                        Women - Team Rankings - 18 Events Scored                
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    1) Harvard                    131        2) Dartmouth                 110   
    3) Cornell                     72        4) Princeton                  71   
    5) Columbia                    70        6) Brown                      47.50
    7) Penn                        40.50     8) Yale                       16

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