Getting Some Scoring In

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Men’s Results | Women’s Results

With Princeton’s Adam Bragg no heighting in the pole vault, Cornell’s Grant Sisserson proceeded to win the event in 5.20m.  His teammate, Keith Rayburn tied with Princeton frosh August Kiles for 2nd place at 5.10m.  Dartmouth, Harvard, and Yale get some points on the board with their 5th and 6th place finishes.  Sisserson’s win helps Cornell sweep the pole vault titles for the first time since 2008.

1 Sisserson, Grant SO Cornell 5.20m* 17-00.75
2 Rayburn, Keith SR Cornell 5.10m@ 16-08.75
2 Kiles, August FR Princeton 5.10m@ 16-08.75
4 Gaylord, Ben SO Princeton 4.90m@ 16-00.75
5 Cosculluela, Max SO Dartmouth 4.80m@ 15-09.00
6 Roney, Andrew SO Harvard 4.70m 15-05.00
6 Sullivan, Brendan JR Yale 4.70m 15-05.00

Will the men’s 3,000m be won in the first heat like last year?  Harvard’s Brandon Price set the time to beat at 8:12.27 to win heat 1.  At the first 1,000m mark in heat 2, the pack was slower than heat 1 by about 7 seconds.  They closed the gap a little in the next 1,000m, but they were still 5 seconds slow at the 2km mark.  But Joey Chapin (Dartmouth), Curtis King (Dartmouth), and Thomas Awad (Penn) picked up the pace in the last 1km, so that at the bell, theyw ere ahead o heat 1 by 2 seconds.  Chapin was in the lead at the bell, but Awad took over the lead in the back stretch.  Awad finally got his 3,000m Heps title in 8:05.45.  Price’s time from heat 1 was good for 5th overall.

1 Awad, Thomas JR Penn 8:05.45* 2 10
2 King, Curtis JR Dartmouth 8:06.02* 2 8
3 Chapin, Joey JR Dartmouth 8:06.44* 2 6
4 Mazzaccaro, Mike SR Princeton 8:11.71* 2 4
5 Price, Brandon SO Harvard 8:12.27* 1 2
6 Rutherford, Tait JR Columbia 8:12.71* 2 1

Men’s 200m semis:

The youth once again led the sprints – this time, three freshmen and one sophomore claimed heat wins in the 200m.  Princeton’s Carrington Akosa set the meet record by being the only runner under 22 seconds, winning his heat in 21.97.

1 Akosa, Carrington FR Princeton @ 21.97q 4
2 Johnson, Malcolm FR Harvard @ 22.10q 1
3 Smith, Michael FR Cornell @ 22.10q 4
4 Albertson, Brent SO Princeton @ 22.12q 3
5 Hurst, Matthew FR Harvard @ 22.17q 3
6 Pfaff, Brian FR Brown @ 22.18q 2
7 Oyewole, Oluwatosin FR Brown @ 22.19q 1
8 Paulino, Brailin FR Cornell @ 22.22q 1

Total men qualifiers are:

Cornell – 14
Princeton – 13
Columbia – 10
Penn – 9
Harvard – 8
Brown – 6
Yale – 2

In the final women’s event for the day, it came down to the 800m portion of the pentathlon as Allison Frantz was only 10 points ahead of Taylor Morgan.  Morgan managed to beat Frantz by 1.5 seconds in the 800m, enough to win by 11 points.  Morgan’s total of 3923 is the 3rd best in meet history and 4th best all-time.

1. Taylor Morgan (Princeton), 3923
2. Allison Frantz (Dartmouth), 3912
3. Madison Hansen (Harvard), 3756
4. Allison Morrison (Harvard), 3691
5. Kerry Krause (Princeton), 3627
6. Elle Brunsdale (Yale), 3532

Women’s scores at the end of Day 1 – Princeton 48, Columbia 28, Cornell 23, Dartmouth 20, Harvard 18, Brown 9, Yale 6, Penn 3.

photo by Doug Austin

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