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Men’s Results | Women’s Results

Ok, after having some computer issues, it’s time to play catchup.

The hurdle finals were all about Harvard.  Autumne Franklin made it three in a row in the women’s 60m hurdles, running a  new meet record of 8.41 to hold off Columbia’s Iris Chijioke (8.46 – 4th fastest in meet history) and teammate Jackie Modesett (8.51 – 8th fastest in meet history).  Franklin joins Brown’s Susan Smith, Princeton’s Nicole Harrison, and Harvard’s Brenda Taylor as the only three-peaters in conference history for the event.

1 Franklin, Autumne JR Harvard 8.41M 10
2 Chijioke, Iris JR Columbia 8.46* 8
3 Modesett, Jackie SO Harvard 8.51@ 6
4 Mathews, Mackenzie JR Yale 8.77@ 4
5 Hansen, Madison JR Harvard 8.81@ 2
6 Ready, Lauren SR Dartmouth 8.88 1

In the men’s race, it almost came down to a photo finish, but Harvard’s Jarvis Harris held of Princeton duo Rob Mnohr and Greg Caldwell to claim the hurdle title in 7.94 (4th fastest in meet history).  Mohr and Caldwell also broke 8 seconds, running 7.95 (5th fastest in meet history) and 7.96 (tied 6th fastest in meet history) respectively.

1 Harris, Jarvis SR Harvard 7.94@ 10
2 Mohr, Rob SR Princeton 7.95@ 8
3 Caldwell, Greg JR Princeton 7.97@ 6
4 Bowers, Ben JR Penn 8.19@ 4
5 Frye, Alex SO Dartmouth 8.21@ 2
6 Jamerson, Austin SO Cornell 8.28 1

In the field events, Dartmouth went 1-2 in the high jump.  Kaitlin Whitehorn regained her high jump crown that she last won here as a freshman, while her teammate Allison Frantz cleared the same height of 1.71m for 2nd place.

1 Whitehorn, Kaitlin JR Dartmouth 1.71m@ 5-07.25 10
2 Frantz, Allison FR Dartmouth 1.71m@ 5-07.25 8
3 Busack, Inka JR Princeton 1.67m 5-05.75 4
3 Akande, Morayo JR Brown 1.67m 5-05.75 4
3 DeJournett, Shanelle SO Brown 1.67m 5-05.75 4
6 Nizdil, Raegan SO Harvard 1.67m 5-05.75 1

In the women’s shot put, Harvard’s Nikki Okwelogu did not improve upon her record breaking mark but she still won the event by a VERY large margin.  Yale’s Karleh Wilson finished as the runner up with a best throw of 48-00 1/2.

1 Okwelogu, Nikki SO Harvard 17.12mM 56-02.00 10
2 Wilson, Karleh JR Yale 14.64m@ 48-00.50 8
3 Natrasevschi, Josie FR Brown 13.88m@ 45-06.50 6
4 Hojnacki, Taylor FR Penn 13.42m 44-00.50 4
5 Vermillion, Heather SR Brown 13.31m 43-08.00 2
6 Drayton, Taylor FR Cornell 12.98m 42-07.00 1

Back to the track – Cornell once again took the top spots in the women’s 400m as teammates Udeme Akpaete and Zena Kolliesuah battled each other to the line.  Akpaete defended her indoor title with 54.24, the 6th fastest time in meet history, while Kolliesuah finished in 2nd place with 54.28, tied for 7th fastest in meet history.

1 Akpaete, Udeme JR Cornell 54.24* 2 10
2 Kolliesuah, Zena SR Cornell 54.28* 2 8
3 Meech, Jennifer JR Dartmouth 55.00* 2 6
4 Franklin, Autumne JR Harvard 55.07* 1 4
5 Blocker, Jasmine SR Princeton 55.27@ 1 2
6 Woodford, Katie SR Cornell 55.51@ 1 1

In the men’s 400m final, Marc-Andre Alexandre of Yale had little issue in claiming the Heps title.  He cruised to the win in heat 2 with 48.05.  Cornell’s Tobenna Attah edged Brown’s Ryan Kelly at the line in heat 1 to finish 2nd overall, 48.25 to 48.38.

1 Alexandre, Marc-Andre SO Yale 48.05@ 2 10
2 Attah, Tobenna SO Cornell 48.25@ 1 8
3 Kelly, Ryan JR Brown 48.38@ 1 6
4 Hurst, Matthew FR Harvard 49.01@ 1 4
5 Bolze, Andrew FR Harvard 49.04@ 2 2
6 Boyd, Kevin SR Columbia 49.12@ 2 1

After 10 events, the women scores are:

Harvard – 61
Princeton & Dartmouth – 55
Columbia – 46
Cornell – 43
Brown – 25
Yale – 18
Penn – 7

Men’s scores after 7 events:

Princeton – 61
Cornell – 57
Harvard – 23.5
Dartmouth – 20
Penn – 19
Yale – 12.5
Columbia & Brown – 12

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