The 2015 Indoor Heps have officially begun. We just wrapped up the women’s pentathlon hurdles portion. Dartmouth freshman Allison Frantz had the fastest time of the event, running a 8.73 to get 965 points. Madison Hansen (Harvard) and Taylor Morgan (Princeton) round out the top three after 1 event.
The women’s hurdles semifinals will start at 11am, while the finals in the women’s weight throw, pole vault, and long jump will also start at the same time. We will update this blog whenever we get a chance, but for more instantaneous results, follow us on Twitter at @hepstrack.com.
Women hurdle semis –
Two-time defending champion Autumne Franklin (Harvard) easily qualified for tomorrow’s finals in 8.53 to dominate heat 1. Mackenzie Mathew (Yale) got the second auto qualifier in heat 1 with a time of 8.85. It was a tighter finish in heat 2 as Iris Chijioke (Columbia) held off Harvard’s Jackie Modesett for the win, 8.58 to 8.60. Other qualifiers for Sunday’s final include pentathletes Frantz and Hansen, Dartmouth’s Lauren Ready, and Cornell’s Jasmine Robinson. Last qualifying time was 9.00.
Mile semis –
In heat 1, Dartmouth’s Dana Giordano wasted little time in claiming the lead and forming a comfortable cushion between her and fellow milers Molly Renfer (Harvard), Kaitlin Hanss (Princeton), and Ayrn Folan (Columbia) by the end of the 1st 200m. These four would close the gap in the final lap but Giordano gets the comfortable win in 4:49.33. Heat two came down to the wire, where Olivia Sadler (Columbia) led for 1600m before Dartmouth’s Helen Schlachtenhaufen passed Sadler for the heat win, 4:50.84 to 4:50.94. Other qualifiers for tomorrow’s final include Renfer (4:50.86), Hanss (4:50.91), Paige Kouba of Harvard (4:51.36), Foland (4:51.12), Rachel Chacko of Princeton (4:53.35), Abby Hong of Penn (4:53.05), and Claire DeVoe of Cornell (4:54.29
60m dash semis –
The meet record of 7.44 (set last year by Harvard’s Danielle Barbian) was tied twice today – Columbia’s Ashley Cunningham did so to win heat 1, while Harvard’s Ashley Collinsworth tied it to finish 2nd in heat 2. But Barbian reset the meet record in heat 2 to win it in 7.43. The photo finish needs to be working tomorrow in order to determine the winner of this race! Other qualifiers include Columbia’s Akua Obeng-Akrofi (7.54), Adrian Jones of Cornell (7.58), Kaitlin Whitehorn of Dartmouth (7.60), Taylor McCorkle of Penn (7.61), and Sara Kikut of Dartmpouth (7.62).
400m semis –
You needed to run faster than 56.10 seconds to get into Sunday’s 400m final. Defending champion Udeme Akpaete of Cornell cruised to a heat win with the fastest time of the day, 54.47. Teammate Zena Kolliesuah battled to win her heat over Dartmouth’s Jennifer Meech, 55.19 to 55.49. Other qualifiers include Harvard hurdler Autumne Franklin (55.44), Cornell’s Katie Woodford (55.44), Yale’s Emily Meech (55.69), Dartmouth’s Marissa Evans (56.02), and Princeton’s Jasmine Blocker (56.07).