The men’s 500m will see its defending champion get the opportunity to do it again. Penn’s Jeff Wiseman set the fastest time in the preliminary round with 1:04.19, winning his heat by almost 1 second. Brown’s Zach Emrich also won his heat by a similar margin – 1:04.51. Dartmouth’s Amos Cariati was the final heat winner with 1:04.88. Other finalists include Columbia’s Johanan Sowah, Cornell’s James Smith, Penn’s Drew Magaha, Cornell’s Stanford Cooper, and Princeton’s Christian Fryer-Davis.
The men’s 800m final will have a pretty even distribution among the schools. Cornell’s James Gowans set the fastest preliminary time with 1:53.16 to win the first heat (shown above). Penn rookie Elias Graca took heat two in 1:53.87. Other qualifiers include Princeton’s Josh Ingalls, Harvard’s Myles Marshall, Princeton’s Eric Schulz, Columbia’s Josiah Langstaff and Alek Sauer, and Penn’s James Buser. Half of the field consists of freshmen – Gracas, Marshall, Langstaff, and Sauer.
The men’s pole vault continues to rise in height – the bar is now at 5.00m. The pentathlon is still at the high jump while the heptathlon is on the shot put.
In the men’s 1,000m, each heat was won differently. Princeton’s Noah Kauppila cruised to his heat win in 2:27.95, 1.5 seconds ahead of the other auto-qualifiers Kirk Webb and Joseph Novak, both of Penn. The second heat came down to a sprint with the three auto-qualifiers spanning 0.7 seconds. Cornell’s Sam Baxter took the win in 2:27.26, followed by Princeton’s Luke Brahm and Columbia’s Spencer Haik. The final two spots came from the second heat – Dartmouth’s Reed Horton and Cornell’s Matt Crawford.
After three events in the heptathlon, Scinto still holds a 100+ lead over the competition. His best shot put throw was 40-00 1/2, earning another 619 points for a three event total of 2371. Princeton’s Bryan Oslin now sits in second place with 2258 points, 41 points ahead of Cornell’s Austin Jamerson (2217 points).