Two Titles in 15 Minutes

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Harvard’s Autumne Franklin accomplished a near impossible feat – she won two Indoor Heps titles within a span of 15 minutes.  After going four-in-a-row in the 60m hurdles, she won the 400m in 54.60.  Cornell’s Udeme Akpaete took the race out in 25.65 for the first 200m with Franklin and Dartmouth’s Jennifer Meech in tow.  But in the final backstretch, Franklin began to make her move, running even with Akpaete on the final turn before bolting away in the final 50m.  Franklin had no challenge in the final 50m and won her second title of the day.

Women 400m Finals                                                                       
  1 Franklin, Autumne         SR Harvard                  54.60@  2  10      
  2 Akpaete, Udeme            SR Cornell                  55.34@  2   8      
  3 Meech, Jennifer           SR Dartmouth                55.64@  2   6      
  4 Parker, Jaycee            SR Columbia                 56.55@  1   4      
  5 Hennig, Taylor            SR Penn                     57.24   1   2      
  6 Steele, Elisa             JR Princeton                57.31   1   1

The first heat of the men’s 500m had a photo finish at the line as it was three-wide: Cornell’s Justin Smith, Columbia’s Johanan Sowah, and Princeton’s Christian Fryer-Davis. After looking at the photo, Fryer-Davis stole the win in 1:04.88. But the second heat was faster. Brown’s Zach Emrich took the lead in the backstretch on the bell lap, holding off the defending champion Jeff Wiseman of Penn in the final 50m. Emrich wins in 1:03.09 to Wiseman’s 1:03.65.

Men's 500m Finals                                                                       
  1 Emrich, Zachery           SO Brown                  1:03.09@  2  10      
  2 Wiseman, Jeff             SO Penn                   1:03.65@  2   8      
  3 Cariati, Amos             SO Dartmouth              1:04.73@  2   6      
  4 Fryer-Davis, Christian    FR Princeton              1:04.87@  1   4      
  5 Smith, James              SO Cornell                1:04.90@  1   2      
  6 Sowah, Johanan            JR Columbia               1:04.92@  1   1

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The women’s 500m final is loaded with Princeton’s Cecilia Barowski, Cornell’s Taysia Radoslav, and Harvard’s Jade Miller.  Barowski was content to let the field go into the front at the end of the stagger but she wanted it at the bell (42.0).  Barowski just extended her lead over the final 200m, winning in a new Barton Hall record of 1:11.34.  Radoslav and Miller battled for 2nd in the final 150m, where Radoslav held her off to also go under the former facility mark.

Women 500m Finals                                                                       
  1 Barowski, Cecilia         SR Princeton              1:11.34B  2  10      
  2 Radoslav, Taysia          SO Cornell                1:12.75M  2   8      
  3 Miller, Jade              JR Harvard                1:13.21@  2   6      
  4 Gallup, Aliyah            JR Dartmouth              1:14.86@  1   4      
  5 Evans, Marissa            SO Dartmouth              1:15.14@  2   2      
  6 Noordam, Jeanine          SO Brown                  1:15.25@  1   1

The men’s 60m final is where Cornell hopes to make up some ground on Princeton in the men’s team standings as they have 5 in the final to Princeton’s 2.  But Princeton grabbed the top 2 spots with Charles Volker winning in 6.73 and Carrington Akosa getting the runner up in 6.80.  Volker’s time is the second fastest in meet and conference history. Cornell finished 3-4-5-6 to grab all remaining points in the event.

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Men 60m Finals                                                                       
  1 Volker, Charles           FR Princeton                 6.73*  10         
  2 Akosa, Carrington         SO Princeton                 6.80*   8         
  3 Hynes, Ryan               SR Cornell                   6.86@   6         
  4 Weigel, Ryan              SO Cornell                   6.87@   4    6.865
  5 Paulino, Brailin          SO Cornell                   6.87@   2    6.866
  6 Beck, Alex                FR Cornell                   6.89@   1
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                          Men - Team Rankings - 11 Events Scored             
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    1) Princeton                   93        2) Cornell                    86
    3) Dartmouth                   49        4) Penn                       29
    5) Brown                       28        6) Harvard                    23
    7) Yale                        21        8) Columbia                   12

The women’s 60m final will be a battle among the youth with three freshmen among the title contenders.  But once again, it was a Harvard dominated event as their rookies Gabrielle Thomas and Ngozi Musa claimed the top 2 spots.  Thomas won in 7.44 while Musa got 7.47.  This is Thomas’ second title of this Indoor Heps – she still has the 200m and triple jump events to go.  It was a blanket finish for 3rd to 6th – 7.52 to 7.56.

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Women 60m Finals                                                                       
  1 Thomas, Gabrielle         FR Harvard                   7.44@  10         
  2 Musa, Ngozi               FR Harvard                   7.47@   8         
  3 Jones, Adrian             JR Cornell                   7.52@   6         
  4 Shepard, Ellen            SO Cornell                   7.54@   4         
  5 McCorkle, Taylor          SO Penn                      7.55@   2         
  6 Whitehorn, Kaitlin        SR Dartmouth                 7.56@   1  

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                        Women - Team Rankings - 10 Events Scored             
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    1) Harvard                     95.50     2) Dartmouth                  55
    3) Cornell                     51.50     4) Princeton                  41
    5) Penn                        23        6) Brown                      20
    6) Columbia                    20        8) Yale                        4

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