iHeps ’16 – Women’s Verticals

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Given the amount of updates we’ve had to do with the women’s pole vault record book pages, I would expect we would need to do something similar for the Heps meet record book.  Princeton’s Allison Harris has extended the highest an Ivy Leaguer ever has into the air, going 13-09 ¼ – 3 inches higher than the meet record.  Harvard’s Marlena Sabatino is flirting with the 13-foot barrier, while Harvard is flirting of having three potential scorers in this event with Sabatino, Nicole Trenchard, and Lexie Schachne.  Another Nicole – Penn’s Macco – has adjusted well to collegiate heights as she has been setting new school records as she’s been climbing the conference rankings.  Dartmouth’s Kaitlin Mccallum is in a good position to score for the first time at an Indoor Heps.ht-women-vert-heps-top10

In the high jump, Dartmouth’s Kaitlin Whitehorn is looking to earn a third crown in her final Indoor Heps appearance.  Even if she hasn’t come into the meet with the highest clearance of the field, she manages to bring in her best to do enough to win.  That’s how she’s dominated her indoor season so far.  The only time she’s lost at an Indoor Heps was to Brown’s Morayo Akande back in 2014.  Akande enters Indoor Heps about 3 inches out of contention for scoring at the moment, but anything can happen at the Heps.  But Brown does stand to earn quite a number of points in the high jump.  Shanelle DeJournett is the top seed with 5-09 ¼ while Carly Paul and Nicie Jenell Grier-Spratley are also among the top 10.  Meanwhile, Big Green rookie Maria Garman is aiming for a high bar to help out the team scoring.  Harvard’s Raegan Nizdil will need to stay in contention to help her team.  Princeton’s Taylor Morgan and Cornell’s Kate Gulbrandsen are also scoring contenders.

image of Harris by Princeton Athletic Communications; image of Whitehorn by Doug Austin

– Mary Boggs

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