Wrapping Up Long Distance Items

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In the men’s 5000m final, Cornell’s Brian Eimstad took the early leading opportunities until the 2 mile mark, when Princeton’s Alejandro Arroyo-Yamin took over.  Harvard’s James Leakos took the lead with 3 laps to go.  At the bell lap, it was Leakos, Columbia’s Daniel Everett, Dartmouth’s Curtis King, and Princeton’s Chris Bendtsen.  While Leakos was trying to charge away from the group, it was Bendtsen who made the most powerful move in the field, running wide into lane 2 with 150m to go, advancing from 4th into 1st.  Everett and King tried to stay with Bendtsen but Bendtsen’s kick proved to be the mightiest, winning the event in 14:28.7.  Everett was second in 14:29.43, King was third in 14:30.5, Leakos finished 4th in 14:32.1.  Byron Jones (Columbia) and Tim Cousins (Columbia) rounded out scoring.

In the final distance event final of the day, Abbey D’Agostino came to complete her long-distance triple… more to come.  It was a loaded final, featuring D’Ag, Waverly Neer, Rachel Sorna, Dana Giordano, Morgan Kelly, and Sarah Delozier making up the main racing pack.  D’Ag took over the lead from Sorna with 1km to go and never looked  back. D’Ag won her third title of the weekend in 9:14.57.  Sorna finished in 2nd, 9:20.62.  Giordano sped by Neer in the final 100m, 9:22.27 to 9:23.45. Kelly held onto 5th in 9:24.79, while Delozier got Dartmouth an extra point in 6th place, 9:37.02.

After the completion of the women’s 3,000m final, Harvard is only 6 points ahead of Dartmouth, with the 4×400, 4×800, triple jump, and shot put still outstanding.

In the men’s competition, the 4×400, 4×800, HJ, DT, and decathlon remain.

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                          Men - Team Rankings - 17 Events Scored                
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    1) Princeton                  120.33     2) Cornell                   112.66
    3) Harvard                    102        4) Dartmouth                  64   
    5) Columbia                    49        6) Penn                       46   
    7) Brown                       18        8) Yale                       15
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                        Women - Team Rankings - 19 Events Scored                
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    1) Harvard                    133        2) Dartmouth                 127   
    3) Cornell                     80        4) Columbia                   74   
    5) Princeton                   71        6) Brown                      47.50
    7) Penn                        40.50     8) Yale                       16

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