The end of Day 1 included the scoring of the long jump and weight throw competitions as well as the completion of the first half of the men’s heptathlon.
Harvard’s Gabrielle Thomas was able to get her 200m qualifying run in between her turns at the long jump, where she ended up winning her first Heps title with a distance of 18-09. Columbia’s Anna Williams settled for second place with 18-06.
Women Long Jump Finals 1 Thomas, Gabrielle FR Harvard 5.71m@ 18-09.00 10 5.63m 5.50m 5.28m 5.71m PASS PASS 2 Williams, Anna JR Columbia 5.64m 18-06.00 8 5.57m 5.41m 5.36m 5.64m 5.56m 5.35m 3 DeJournett, Shanelle JR Brown 5.57m 18-03.25 6 FOUL 5.29m 5.57m FOUL FOUL FOUL 4 Williams, O'Sha SR Brown 5.55m 18-02.50 4 5.17m 5.41m 5.55m 5.51m 5.44m FOUL 5 Ronde, Sara SR Princeton 5.51m 18-01.00 2 5.51m 5.43m 5.39m FOUL 5.41m 5.44m 6 Sonaike, Adefunke SR Columbia 5.50m 18-00.50 1 5.45m 5.42m 5.40m 4.85m 5.48m 5.50m
In the women’s weight throw, it was rookies that made up the top 3 spots. Cornell’s Leena Morris dominated the event by over 1 meter, winning with a 19.46 meters (63-10 1/4). Morris’ mark is the 4th best in meet history and #3 in Ivy League history. Cornell’s Autumn Covington and Penn’s Rachel Wilson both threw 18.11 meters (59-05) but Covington had the next best mark and was awarded the runner-up medal and points. Wilson finished third.
Weight Throw Finals 1 Morris, Leena FR Cornell 19.46m@ 63-10.25 10 16.75m 17.57m 17.80m 19.46m 17.84m 16.28m 2 Covington, Autumn FR Cornell 18.11m@ 59-05.00 8 17.19m 17.22m 18.11m 17.35m FOUL FOUL 3 Wilson, Rachel FR Penn J18.11m@ 59-05.00 6 16.32m 18.11m 16.34m 16.92m 16.86m 17.05m 4 O'Dell, Kennedy SO Princeton 17.33m@ 56-10.25 4 FOUL 16.40m FOUL FOUL 17.33m 16.59m 5 Rowe, Brielle SR Princeton 16.88m@ 55-04.75 2 16.68m 16.05m 16.88m 16.10m 16.52m 16.43m 6 Offiaeli, Maxine SO Brown 16.54m@ 54-03.25 1 16.54m FOUL FOUL 14.05m FOUL 15.26m
================================================================================= Women - Team Rankings - 5 Events Scored ================================================================================= 1) Harvard 31.50 2) Dartmouth 30 3) Princeton 29 4) Cornell 25.50 5) Brown 19 6) Penn 11 7) Columbia 9
Going into Day 2, Cornell leads with the number of qualifiers (12), followed by Princeton and Harvard (11 each), Penn and Dartmouth (10), Columbia (6), Brown and Yale (3 each).
Meanwhile for the heptathlon, Cornell’s Austin Jamerson had the best high jump performance with a height of 6-09 3/4. The performance wasn’t enough to move him into first overall in the heptathlon scoring – Princeton’s Jake Scinto still sits atop of the leaderboard with 3193 points. Jamerson is in second with 3095 points. Princeton’s Bryan Oslin sits in third with 2894 points. Harvard’s Mark Hill (2859), Dartmouth’s Nico Robinson (2684) and Penn’s Luke Knouse (2618) round out potential scorers.
Action will continue tomorrow morning at 11am. You can watch the meet through the Ivy League Digital Network starting at noon ET.