And the Harvard band makes their cameo just before the start of the men’s running action at the 2015 Indoor Heps. Not a bad intermission.
Anywho, back to the meet!
Men’s hurdle semis:
Without defending champion Max Hairston of Cornell entered in this event, the event favorite has shifted to Harvard’s Jarvis Harris, who is the only other athlete to break 8 seconds this year so far. He did it again in the first heat, running 7.93 for the heat win. Cornell swept the next three spots with Wynn Curtis, Austin Jamerson, and Justin Love. But in heat 2, two Princetonians, Greg Caldwell and Rob Mohr, both broke 8.10, running 8.01 and 8.09 respectively. They can challenge Harris for that title.
1 Harris, Jarvis SR Harvard @ 7.93
2 Caldwell, Greg JR Princeton @ 8.01
3 Mohr, Rob SR Princeton @ 8.09
4 Curtis, Wynndham SO Cornell @ 8.15
5 Frye, Alex SO Dartmouth @ 8.18
6 Jamerson, Austin SO Cornell @ 8.19
7 Love, Justin SO Cornell @ 8.21
8 Bowers, Ben JR Penn @ 8.25
In the men’s mile trials, Cornell men decided to take charge in both of the heats. In the first heat, Ben Rainero (shown above) managed to hold onto that initial lead for the win in 4:07.66 over Columbia’s Rob Napolitano (4:07.73). The second heat, James Gowan did the initial lead work but Yale’s James Randon took over about the 1,000m mark and never let it go, winning 4:10.25 to 4:10.29.
1 Rainero, Ben JR Cornell @ 4:07.66Q
2 Randon, James SO Yale @ 4:10.25Q
3 Napolitano, Rob SO Columbia @ 4:07.73Q
4 Gowans, James SO Cornell @ 4:10.29Q
5 Reck, Connor SR Harvard @ 4:07.95Q
6 Shurtleff, Clark JR Penn @ 4:10.56Q
7 Hatler, Chris SO Penn @ 4:08.04Q
8 O’Toole, Garrett FR Princeton @ 4:10.78Q
9 Violone, Marc JR Columbia @ 4:10.05q
10 Ritz, Ben SO Columbia @ 4:11.77q
The heats were won by freshmen. In heat 1, Princeton’s Carrington Akosa won in 6.82 for the top time of the day, while Harvard frosh Malcolm Johnson took heat 2 in 6.83. A lot of runners ran 6.92 or 6.93, so it is going to be a quick final.
1 Akosa, Carrington FR Princeton @ 6.82Q
2 Johnson, Malcolm FR Harvard @ 6.83Q
3 Hynes, Ryan JR Cornell @ 6.92Q
4 Hill, John JR Princeton @ 6.92Q
5 Paulino, Brailin FR Cornell @ 6.92q
6 Buskey, Brett SR Dartmouth @ 6.93q
7 Browne, Bryan JR Columbia @ 6.93q
8 Nelson, Dre JR Princeton @ 6.95q
Update in the pentathlon – Princeton’s Taylor Morgan made up ground on Dartmouth’s Allison Frantz in the shot put. Morgan won the event in 11.96m, closing the gap with Frantz to only 12 points (2,425 to 2,413). Heptathlon is at the high jump for their final event of the day.
photo from Cornell TF/XC twitter