As we dig ourselves out of the snow, we also dug out some more results from this past weekend.
Cornell Indoor Upstate Challenge (Ithaca, NY) – L. Kelsey Armstrong
Cornell hosted their first scored meet of the year, the Cornell Indoor Upstate Challenge, this past weekend. Both the men and women’s teams were victorious – the men scored 170 points to squeak by Albany (161.5) and the women dominated by scoring 60 points better than Albany’s 158.5 (218.5).
The women had a total of six wins, lead by junior Adrian Jones in the 200m. Her time of 24.91 (24.53c) is the 4th best in the conference. She was followed by sophomore Ellen Shephard with a 25.25 (24.87c) second place finish. The 800m also had a 1-2 finish with senior Claire DeVoe (2:15.13 – 2:13.59c) followed by sophomore Shannon Hugard (2:15.25 – 2:13.71c), 7th and 8th in the conference respectively. Senior Caroline Kellner won the mile in 5:00.21 (4:57.27c), while rookie Eve Glasergreen came in second with a 5:01.50 (4:58.55c) performance. There is another 1-2 finish in the high jump with sophomore Katie Gulbrandsen tying a season’s best with a leap of 5-07, while senior Stephanie Izard jumped 5-05. The 4x800m ran their fastest time of the early season with a 9:27.86 (9:21.39c) winning effort and the DMR was also victorious in 12:45.11.
Junior Kristen Niedrach had a blistering second place performance in the 1,000m (2:50.56 – 2:48.56c), while sophomore Jackie Katzman trailed in fourth place with a 2:52.74 (2:50.88c). Senior Camryn Goodman led a 2-3-5 finish in the shot put with a 44-02 heave, with rookie Leena Morris (44-01 1/4) and sophomore Taylor Drayton (41-09 1/4) following behind. The 4x400m team raced to a second place finish of 3:57.13 (3:54.03c).
Other noteworthy performances included Jones’s 7.65 fourth place finish in the 60m, rookie Kat Quigley’s 400m time of 59.41 (58.64c) while placing fourth, senior Alexis Bartholomew’s third place finish (11-03 3/4) in the pole vault, senior Gaynelle Boham’s fourth place finish in the triple jump (38-001/4), and fellow rookies Autumn Covington and Leena Morris placing fifth (54-10 3/4) and seventh (54-05 1/4) in the weight throw respectively. Also, senior Maggie Szpak placed third in the 3,000m (10:05.13 – 9:59.99c) and fourth place finisher junior Libby Nolan and fifth place frosh Christina Wetzer ran 1:17.90 (1:16.92c) and 1:18.05 (1:17.07c) respectively in the 500m. In addition, junior Jasmine Robinson moved up to 4th in the Ivies with a 3,376 point total int he pentalthon for a fourth place finish, highlighted by a 9.26 time in the 60m hurdles (856 points).
The men had three wins, most notably the league-leading performance by junior Mark Tedder in the 3,000m. His time of 8:13.75 (8:08.08c) bested the competition by over ten seconds. Junior Josef Mankovecky moved to 2nd in the Ivies with a winning jump of 6-10 1/4 in the high jump, while senior Logan Kreglow moved to 4th with a 6-08 1/4 fifth place leap. The 4x800m team had the last win with a 8:00.83 performance.
Junior Rudy Winkler came in second in the weight throw with a heave of 65-04 1/4, 2nd best in the conference currently. Frosh Alex Beck led the short sprinters with a 7.06 sixth place finish in the 60m and a second place finish in the 200m (22.36-21.97c). Senior Max Hairston ran a 8.04 in the 60m hurdles for a second place finish, while junior multi-eventer Austin Jamerson qualified for the finals with a 8.26 time, 10th best in the league. David Taylor was also a second place finisher with a 4:16.27 (4:13.04c) time in the mile (7th best in the conference), along with rookie Andre Barlow in the pole vault (16-03/4). Third and fourth place finishers senior Matt Crawford and sophomore Tim Boston moved up the Ivy rankings in the 1,000m with times of 2:28.91 (2:26.89c) and 2:30.68 (2:28.63c). Kreglow joined with sophomore Kelsey Nedd to place fourth (23-03 1/2) and fifth (23-02 1/2) in the long jump, 4th and 6th best in the league respectively. The 4x400m team ran a 3:37.71 time for a third place finish.
NYC Gotham Cup (Staten Island, NY) – L. Kelsey Armstrong
A small contingent of Columbia’s team went to Staten Island to run at the NYC Gotham Cup at the new Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex. There were several highlights, including rookie Grace Grim’s sixth place finish in the 3000m (9:42.93). This is the 6th best time in the league this season. Sophomore Kelli Martindale has the 11th best jump in the Ivies with her 17-09 1/2 effort in the long jump, while junior Bianca Joseph placed fifteenth in the 60mH (9.33). For the men, rookie Charlie Theiss was fifth in the 1,000m (2:30.45), while fellow sophomores George Miao and Tal Braude placed 14th (4:19.65) and 16th (4:20.38) respectively in the mile.
Tiger Open/Jonas Storm Meet (Princeton, NJ) – Mary Boggs
The winter storm might have thinned out the competition and caused the meet to be renamed the “Jonas Storm Meet”, but it did not damper any of Princeton’s performances in their home facility. The Tiger men had eight event wins over the course of the meet, while the Lady Tigers claimed seven events of their own on Sunday night.
The Tiger men may have just had their sprinters, hurdlers, and field eventers compete, but when they did, they dominated their respective events. They swept the sprinting titles: 60m (Charles Volker – 6.81), 200m (Carrington Akosa – 22.10), hurdles (Greg Caldwell – 8.15), 400m (Josh Freeman – 49.24), and 4×400 relay (Christian Fryer-Davis, Akosa, Ray Mennin, Freeman – 3:20.20). In addition, Volker led a 1-2-3-4 finish in the 60m, while Akosa and Freeman led 1-2 finishes in their respective events. The field men also wore their Orange and Black uniforms proudly as they claimed the vertical leaps and throwing titles. Rookie Adam Kelly is proving to be the man to beat in the weight throw as he set a new seasonal best to win the event in 66-04 1/4. Chris Cook has continued his dominance in the shot put, easily winning the event with a throw of 60-01 3/4 (the only athlete to surpass 60 feet in the competition). August Kiles had little competition in the pole vault as he won with 17-02 3/4, while Xavier Bledsoe was declared the winner of the high jump based on misses as both he and the runner up both cleared 6-06.
The Lady Tigers had a more evenly distributed team participating in the meet as they had competitors in nearly every single event. Junior Allison Harris led the way for the Lady Tigers, winning both the hurdles in a season’s best 8.74 and pole vault with a conference-leading clearance of 13-03 1/2. The women had three distance-oriented wins: rookie Laura Hergenrother won the 1,000m in 3:05.63, Mary Hui won the 3,000m in 10:39.01, and their distance medley squad with Cecilia Barowski, Carly Bonnet, Elisa Steele, and Melinda Renuart in 11:41.93 (they were one of six Princeton DMR teams in the event, all of which finished in the top 6 and under 12:00). Sara Ronde jumped a conference leader in the long jump en route to winning in 18-09. Brielle Rowe and Kennedy O’Dell went 1-2 in the weight throw, throwing 53-10 1/2 and 53-05 3/4 respectively.
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