iHeps15: Women’s Verticals

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Schedule:
Women’s Pole Vault Final – Saturday, 11:00am
Women’s High Jump Final – Sunday, 11:00am

The women’s high jump 2014 champion, Morayo Akande of Brown, returns to the competition this year currently tied for fourth in what has proven to be a very close season. The field will see three other returning scorers from 2014 in Inka Busack (Princeton), Raegan Nizdil (Harvard) and Taylor Morgan (Princeton). The jumper to watch will be Dartmouth’s Kaitlin Whitehorn, the 2013 champion whose career-best performance of 5-10.75 at the BU Valentine Invitational leads the conference right now by 2.75”. Teammate Allison Frantz, currently tied for second with Busack at 5-08, could help the Dartmouth presence on the podium.

In the pole vault, Allison Harris (Princeton) is the top returning scorer after placing second last year. So far this season, only Eve Bishop of Cornell has outperformed her with a career-best mark of 13-01.5 that leads the field by 6” and makes it to number three Heps all-time. The other returning scorer is Stephanie Brown (Dartmouth), who is in a five-way tie for fourth at 11-09.75. Cornell and Dartmouth each stand to gain some major points in this event, as each school has three jumpers in the top eight. No doubt it will be a close competition for the top six.

 – Susan Rodriguez (Columbia, ’13)

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