First Titles and Some Event Debuts

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Princeton claimed the first event win of the 2015 Indoor Heps, as Julia Ratcliffe won her first weight throw title in 63-11.  Her winning throw bested the field by 10 feet, as Harvard’s Taylor DuPont claimed the runner up position in 53-07 1/2.

1. Ratcliffe (Princeton) – 63-11
2. DuPont (Harvard) – 53-07 1/2
3. Joanna Koronios (Columbia) – 53-00 1/4
4. Kebbeh Darpolor (Brown) – 52-08 1/4
5. Karleh Wilson (Yale) – 52-04
6. Michelle Bazile (Brown) – 51-11 3/4

Meanwhile, Princeton also claimed a meet record in the debut of the women’s 500m dash, as Kim Mackay won heat 1 in 1:12.94. Qualifiers below:

1 Mackay, Kim SR Princeton 1:12.94
2 Taylor, Candace FR Penn 1:13.03
3 Scott, Gabrielle SR Harvard 1:14.60
4 McMullin, Meghan JR Princeton 1:14.69
5 Hennig, Taylor JR Penn 1:14.70
6 Stanton, Alexandra SR Brown 1:14.78
7 Hendershot, Erica SR Dartmouth 1:14.94
8 Radoslav, Taysia FR Cornell 1:15.05

The women’s 800m was a tale of two different heats.  Harvard’s Erika Veidis had a good 3-second cushion of victory to claim her win in 2:10.14 over Penn’s Ashley Montgomery (2:13.56).  In the second heat, Princeton’s Cecilia Barowski had a tighter finish, holding off Yale’s Shannon McDonnell in 2:11.45 to 2:11.66.  Qualifiers are below:

1 Veidis, Erika SR Harvard 2:10.14
2 Barowski, Cecilia JR Princeton 2:11.45
3 McDonnell, Shannon JR Yale 2:11.66
4 Hugard, Shannon FR Cornell 2:11.96
5 Triller, Leah FR Cornell 2:12.50
6 Wade, Brittney SO Columbia 2:13.18
7 Montgomery, Ashley SO Penn 2:13.56
8 O’Neill, Bridget FR Dartmouth 2:13.76

Harvard claimed another meet record – this time in the women’s 1,000m (also a new event.  Sarah Gillespie needed to hold off Columbia’s Sarah Hardie for the heat win and record.  Gillespie was the only runner to break 2:50, running 2:49.86.  Qualifiers below:

1 Gillespie, Sarah SO Harvard @ 2:49.86Q
2 Niedrach, Kristen JR Cornell @ 2:50.66Q
3 Hardie, Sarah FR Columbia @ 2:50.13Q
4 Bird, Elizabeth SO Princeton @ 2:51.17Q
5 Sims, Zoe SO Princeton @ 2:51.89Q
6 Gallagher, Kieran JR Harvard @ 2:53.74Q
7 Cuccia, Gabby SO Penn @ 2:52.32q
8 Waligurski, Emily JR Yale @ 2:52.54q

Columbia dominated the long jump, claiming 1st, 2nd, and 4th in the final. Nadia Eke defended her title by besting her teammate Adefunke Sonaike by 1 inch, 19-02 1/2 to 19-01 1/2.

1. Eke, 19-02 1/2
2. Sonaike, 19-01 1/2
3. Sara Ronde (Princeton), 18-08 1/2
4. Anna Williams (Columbia), 18-03 3/4
5. Amaris Kobolak (Penn), 18-02 1/4
6. Hillary Holmes (Cornell), 18-01 1/2

 

photo by Columbia Track and Field twitter

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