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We’ve kicked off action on Day 2 of Outdoor Heps with the decathlon hurdles and heptathlon long jump. The wind is a bit more noticeable today from our reporting location as the flags are blowing more and it is coming into my face. No word yet on if they are going to switch directions for any of the sprints/hurdles/jumps, but upon looking at the wind readings from the decathlon hurdles, it appears to be more of a crosswind than a tailwind.
Onto some results –
Although Princeton’s Stephen Soerens did not have the fastest hurdle time in the decathlon field, he maintains his lead in the whole event by 67 points. His score after 6 events is 4,750 points. Cornell’s Austin Jamerson and Brown’s Peter Rhodes – who were in the same hurdle heat as Soerens – battled throughout their hurdle race. Rhodes edged out Jamerson, 14.83 to 14.86, and they were able to bite into Soerens lead. Jamerson sits 2nd overall with 4,681 points, while Rhodes is still in 3rd with 4,438 points. The group is now en route to the discus throw, which will start around 10:45am.
The heptathlon long jump just completed. Harvard’s Madison Hansen (pictured above) extended her lead as she got the best leap in the competition of 18-05. Princeton’s Taylor Morgan passed Penn’s Noel Jancewicz in the overall heptathlon standings as Morgan jumped 11 inches farther than Jancewicz. Hansen’s point total is 3,995 points, followed by Morgan (3,820) and Jancewicz (3,728). The women are off to the javelin throw.
This is the main action right now until more of the field events start at 11am, while the track action will start at noon. Once the running starts, we will be going as fast as our fingers can type (in both twitter and on this blog), so a) refresh regularly as we might be updating a single blog post at a time, and b) be patient with us as the fastest method of getting the updates will be through Twitter. But if you want to pay $9.95, you can watch the webstream through the Ivy League Digital Network (select the School One-Day Pass through your chosen school – you could start here as a suggestion). Coverage starts at noon and will focus on the events inside Franklin Field itself (no throws – sorry). Bill Spaulding and Scott Sudikoff will be the webstream announcers again (they announced this past Indoor Heps at Harvard).
So, who’s ready?