The Ivies reign at the top of the Penn Relays multi-event portion for the second year in a row. Cornell’s Austin Jamerson (shown here getting interviewed by the local Fox affiliate) earned his first Relays watch today by winning the decathlon. He led the field at the end of Day 1, and held on in Day 2 to win the event with a new personal best of 7,015 points. This score was set by earning new personal bests in five of the ten events (100m – 11.36w, 400m – 51.15, 1500m – 4:47.99, pole vault – 14-01 1/2, and discus throw – 121-06). Jamerson was also the top competing athlete in the long jump (22-08 ½, wind-aided), high jump (6-08 ¼), hurdles (15.08), pole vault, and javelin throw (146-04). The score places him second in the conference listings. His teammate, David Karabinos, finished 4th overall with 6,204 points. Karabinos’ strongest events were the 100m (11.75, wind-aided), long jump (21-04, wind-aided), and high hurdles (16.34). Sean Collins of Penn rounded out the Ivy representation in the decathlon, as his final score of 5,286 points led to a fifth place finish. His strongest event was the 100m (11.60, wind-aided).
In the women’s heptathlon, defending Relays champion Noel Jancewicz came within 100 points of earning a second watch, as she finished 95 points behind Latesha Bigby of Northen Illinois (5,146 points). Jancewicz’s final score of 5,051 points is a new personal best for her, as her previous best was her winning score from the 2014 Penn Relays (5,035 points), and places her second in the conference standings. Jancewicz’s best events were the hurdles (15.21, wind-aided), high jump (5-07), and 800m (2:18.86). In fact, her 800m time was strong enough to propel Jancewicz from fourth to second place in the overall heptathlon scoring, besting the 3rd place athlete by 1 point. Jancewicz’ teammate, Ariel Fieldman, also competed in the heptathlon where she finished 12th with a score of 3,752 points. Fieldman’s best events were the hurdles (16.14, wind-aided) and 800m (2:34.36).
Full multi-event results can be found here.
The rest of the Relays action will begin tomorrow (Thursday) at 10:00am. We will provide daily recaps of how well HepsNation performs on the given day. If you need a reminder of who is competing when, check out the HepsNation-only Relays schedule at this link.
photo from the Penn Relays twitter account