Barrier Clearance Updates

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Ok, some updates from events that require you to clear a barrier:

Sophomore Brendan Smith won Penn’s first steeplechase crown since 2000 today, winning the event in 8:54.50 (just shy of his personal best).  Dartmouth’s Henry Sterling was the leader through most of the race until Smith took over with 3.5 laps to go.  Slowly, Smith pulled away from Sterling and the rest of the field.  In the last lap, Sterling had to battle Cornell’s David Melly for 2nd place, ultimately holding him off at the line – 8:58.18 to 8:58.85.  Yale’s Duncan Tomlin rallied to finish in 4th with 9:03.20, Princeton’s George Galasso finished in 5th (9:04.91) and Brown’s Jordan Mann in 6th (9:05.47).

In the field events, Dartmouth sophomore Kaitlin Whitehorn won her first Outdoor Heps High Jump title (she previously won Indoor Heps as a freshman).  She is currently attempting 1.83 meters (6-ft).  Whitehorn is Dartmouth’s first high jump champion since 1980. UPDATE – Whitehorn’s winning height was 5-10.  Harvard went 2-3-4, but we do not have names at this time.

Another field event update – the men’s triple jump is complete.  Princeton’s Damon McLean completed a three-peat in this event, winning with a distance of 15.77 meters (51-07).  The Tigers also got 3rd place from Nana Owusu-Nyantekyi, jumping 15.27m.  Harvard freshman Elliot Uwaifo finished in second with 15.42m.  Chancellor Griffin of Columbia finished in 4th in 14.79.  Dan Scott (Cornell) edged out Corey Muggler (Dartmouth) for 5th, 14.77m to 14.74m.

In the men’s shot put, Stephen Mozia of Cornell defended his title for the 2nd time, winning with 63-03 1/2.  Dustin Brode of Harvard finished 2nd in 58-10.

As for the women’s steeplechase, defending champion Rachel Sorna of Cornell led from start to finish, looking mighty comfortable en route to winning in 10:03.25.  The battle for 2-3-4 was between Dartmouth’s Sarah Delozier, Yale’s Kira Garry, and Princeton’s Elizabeth Bird throughout the entire race.  Delozier finished in 2nd, 10:17.8, Garry in 3rd with 10:24.0, and Bird was 4th in 10:30.0.  Claire Devoe (Cornell) and Leila Mantilla (Columbia) rounded out the scorers with 10:32.4 and 10:37.4 respectively.

For full results, check out the entry or schedule links at the top of the page.

More to come…

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