iHeps15: Men’s Horizontals

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Schedule:
Men’s Long Jump Final – Saturday, 2:30pm
Men’s Triple Jump Final – Sunday, 2:00pm

The men’s long jump competition will certainly be one to watch. Going into the meet, less than a foot separates the top eight marks so far this season. We will see just one returning scorer from 2014 – Jake Scinto of Princeton. He was fourth last year but currently stands second with an indoor PR, just 0.5” shy of leader Ryan Hynes (Cornell). Hynes has reached a career best this year and no doubt has his eyes on the crown. Scinto and Hynes each are joined by two teammates in the top eight. Expect a battle between Cornell and Princeton for big points. Nkosi Jones (Brown) has a good shot at breaking up the packs as he stands fifth with an indoor PR.

In the triple jump, Princeton freshman Lane Russell leads the field by just under 4”. Teammate and returning scorer Nana Owusu-Byantekyi is also poised for big points, currently in third. If he gets close to his career PR of 15.50 m (2013 indoor), he could be in contention for the title. Efe Uwaifo (Harvard), second last year, is the top returning scorer. He currently ranks second, a close 0.75” ahead of Owusu-Byantekyi. Brown’s Taylor Alarcon also sits within striking distance of the top spots. He separates the top four from the rest of the field by over a foot. Several teams have a shot at points here, with just Princeton and Penn having more than one jumper in the top eight.

 – Susan Rodriguez (Columbia ’13)
photo by Andrew Seng

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