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The men’s 1500m final is expected to be exciting and a bit unpredictable as there are three sub-4:00 milers and seven low-4:00 milers in the field and this event tends to be more tactical in recent years.  Dartmouth’s Tim Gorman took the early lead of the final pack, directing the field to a 69 second first 400m.  Gorman continued to lead (2:00.4 at 700m; 2:20 at 800m).  Yale’s James Randon took over the lead with 500m to go with Cornell’s James Gowans on the outside shoulder while Princeton Garrett O’toole moved into third.  Randon began to sprint with 200m to go but Gowans has the best response.  But out of nowhere Columbia’s Rob Napolitano sprints past Randon and Gowans in lane 2, Gowans ties up but Randon continues to move… it was a photo finish between Napolitano and Randon at the line… but this time, the photo is in Randon’s favor!  Randon got his first Heps title by 0.02 seconds, 3:56.99 to Napolitano’s 3:57.01.  Gowans was third in 3:57.23.  52.9 for the final 400m for Randon while Napolitano was 52.08 for the final 400m.

Event 9  Men 1500 Meter Run
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  Ivy League: # 3:35.59  2012        Kyle Merber, Columbia                   
Championship: C 3:42.09  1991        Rick Wemple, Yale                       
        IC4A: I 3:56.50                                                      
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points      
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Finals                                                                       
  1 Randon, James             JR Yale                   3:56.99   10         
       52.273 (52.273)     2:00.437 (1:08.164)     3:04.694 (1:04.257)       
     3:56.987 (52.294)                                                       
  2 Napolitano, Rob           JR Columbia               3:57.01    8         
       52.557 (52.557)     2:00.590 (1:08.034)     3:04.933 (1:04.344)       
     3:57.009 (52.076)                                                       
  3 Gowans, James             JR Cornell                3:57.23    6         
       52.721 (52.721)     2:00.808 (1:08.087)     3:04.760 (1:03.952)       
     3:57.227 (52.467)                                                       
  4 O'Toole, Garrett          SO Princeton              3:57.40    4         
       52.870 (52.870)     2:00.952 (1:08.082)     3:04.828 (1:03.876)       
     3:57.394 (52.567)                                                       
  5 Hatler, Chris             JR Penn                   3:57.86    2         
       52.423 (52.423)     2:00.681 (1:08.259)     3:04.953 (1:04.272)       
     3:57.851 (52.899)                                                       
  6 Brahm, Luke               SR Princeton              3:58.22    1         
       52.611 (52.611)     2:00.624 (1:08.014)     3:05.044 (1:04.420)       
     3:58.218 (53.175)

The women’s 1500m includes Dartmouth’s Dana Giordano, Yale’s Frances Schmiede, and Harvard’s Paige Kouba – who won the steeplechase 40 minutes ago.  Giordano is the two-time champ in this event.  Two laps in and the entire field is still together, with Giordano leading the pack while Brown’s Clare Peabody is in second place.  Giordano began to pull away with two laps to go, easily getting a 15m gap on the field.  At the bell, Giordano is up on 20m with Kouba moving into second place; Giordano ran a 62 second lap.  Giordano was not challenged on her final lap, looking over her shoulder with 150m to go, but she had a good 40m cushion of Kouba to win.  Giordano is the first ever three-time Ivy champion in this event.  Schmiede outkicked Kouba in the final 50m to grab second place.

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Event 10  Women 1500 Meter Run
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  Ivy League: # 4:09.83  1990        Stephanie Best, Cornell                 
Championship: C 4:11.94  2013        Abbey D'Agostino, Dartmouth             
        ECAC: E 4:32.04                                                      
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points      
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Finals                                                                       
  1 Giordano, Dana            SR Dartmouth              4:20.03E  10         
       52.204 (52.204)     2:07.217 (1:15.014)     3:14.482 (1:07.265)       
   4:20.028 (1:05.547)                                                       
  2 Schmiede, Frances         JR Yale                   4:23.99E   8         
       51.799 (51.799)     2:07.460 (1:15.662)     3:17.670 (1:10.211)       
   4:23.984 (1:06.314)                                                       
  3 Kouba, Paige              SR Harvard                4:24.25E   6         
       52.230 (52.230)     2:07.667 (1:15.438)     3:16.690 (1:09.023)       
   4:24.244 (1:07.555)                                                       
  4 Sadler, Olivia            SR Columbia               4:25.21E   4         
       52.371 (52.371)     2:07.803 (1:15.432)     3:18.322 (1:10.520)       
   4:25.206 (1:06.884)                                                       
  5 Waligurski, Emily         JR Yale                   4:25.50E   2         
       52.542 (52.542)     2:07.957 (1:15.415)     3:18.738 (1:10.781)       
   4:25.499 (1:06.761)                                                       
  6 Montgomery, Ashley        JR Penn                   4:26.28E   1         
       52.298 (52.298)     2:07.556 (1:15.258)     3:16.741 (1:09.186)       
   4:26.276 (1:09.535)

Princeton got 18 much needed points in the men’s shot put as Chris Cook and Mitchel Charles threw 58-04 1/2 and 57-07 1/2, respectively. Penn’s Sam Mattis threw a new PR for third in 56-08 3/4.

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  Ivy League: #    67-02  1982        August Wolf, Princeton                     
Championship: C 66-01.25  1983        August Wolf, Princeton                     
        IC4A: I   15.75m                                                         
    Name                    Year School                  Finals            Points
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Finals                                                                           
  1 Cook, Chris               JR Princeton               17.79mI  58-04.50  10   
      16.98m  17.02m  17.61m  17.79m  17.44m  PASS                               
  2 Charles, Mitchel          SO Princeton               17.56mI  57-07.50   8   
      17.50m  17.22m  17.56m  17.14m  FOUL  16.86m                               
  3 Mattis, Sam               SR Penn                    17.29mI  56-08.75   6   
      16.23m  16.36m  17.29m  16.87m  FOUL  17.11m                               
  4 Comery, Aaron             JR Brown                   17.22mI  56-06.00   4   
      17.04m  16.26m  16.43m  17.22m  16.36m  16.65m                             
  5 Bishop, Billy             JR Penn                    16.95mI  55-07.50   2   
      16.79m  FOUL  16.95m  16.62m  16.87m  FOUL                                 
  6 Nunally, Julian           JR Harvard                 16.80mI  55-01.50   1   
      14.94m  15.79m  16.80m  16.10m  16.51m  FOUL

The sprints will be run in reverse today due to the swirling wind conditions.

Everyone had a clean start in the 110m hurdles, and while Princeton’s Greg Caldwell had the lead at hurdle 3, Cornell’s Max Hairston turned on his jets and pulled away to run sub-14 seconds to claim his third 110m hurdle title in 13.90.  Hairston’s time is the second fastest in meet history, behind his preliminary round time from yesterday, 13.86.  Hairston becomes the fourth man in Ivy history to have won at least three titles. Penn’s Ben Bowers outleaned Yale’s Paedyn Gomes for second place – 14.28 for both athletes.

Event 15  Men 110 Meter Hurdles
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  Ivy League: # 13.74  2014        Max Hairston, Cornell                     
Championship: C 13.91  1987        Randy Cox, Penn                           
        IC4A: I 14.90                                                        
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Wind Points 
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Finals                                                                       
  1 Hairston, Max             SR Cornell                  13.90C  0.7  10    
  2 Bowers, Ben               SR Penn                     14.24I  0.7   8    
  3 Gomes, Paedyn             SO Yale                     14.28I  0.7   6    
  4 Hebert, Jay               SO Harvard                  14.30I  0.7   4    
  5 Caldwell, Greg            SR Princeton                14.35I  0.7   2    
  6 Eschholz, Alec            FR Dartmouth                14.52I  0.7   1

Harvard’s Autumne Franklin was chasing history in the women’s 100m hurdle finals, looking to become the second woman to win four 100m hurdle titles and first woman to win all eight of the short hurdle titles (60m & 100m).  Franklin didn’t have the fastest preliminary time yesterday – that went to her teammate Jade Miller.  The field had a good start but Frankin began to pull away at the second hurdle, dominating the race in 13.44 to make history.  The time is the second fastest in meet history.  Miller finished in second in 13.89, while Harvard’s Madison Hanson – who won the heptathlon – grabbed third in 14.11, giving the Crimson 24 points.  Defending runner-up, Iris Chijioke of Columbia, went down at the second hurdle but finished the race.  Princeton grabbed fourth & fifth, with the Outdoor Heps pole vault champ Allison Harris finishing in fifth.  Harvard has now pulled ahead in the overall team competition.

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Event 16  Women 100 Meter Hurdles
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  Ivy League: # 13.08  1997        Nicole Harrison, Princeton                
Championship: C 13.35  1997        Nicole Harrison, Princeton                
        ECAC: E 14.34                                                        
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Wind Points 
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Finals                                                                       
  1 Franklin, Autumne         SR Harvard                  13.44E -0.4  10    
  2 Miller, Jade              JR Harvard                  13.89E -0.4   8    
  3 Hansen, Madison           SR Harvard                  14.11E -0.4   6    
  4 Randolph, Ellie           FR Princeton                14.13E -0.4   4    
  5 Harris, Allison           JR Princeton                14.38  -0.4   2    
  6 Wong, Kayla               SR Cornell                  14.46  -0.4   1
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                        Women - Team Rankings - 10 Events Scored             
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    1) Harvard                    101        2) Princeton                  84
    3) Cornell                     38        4) Dartmouth                  30
    5) Brown                       23        6) Penn                       16
    7) Yale                        10        8) Columbia                    8

It is going to be a fast 400m final with Indoor Heps champ Ray Mennin (Princeton), defending Outdoor Heps champ Marc-Andre Alexandre (Yale), and top prelim athlete Tobe Attah (Cornell) all making the final.  Alexandre ate up some of the initial stagger in the first 100m but Mennin began to make his move in the second 100m as Alexandre appeared to put on some brakes (he later said it was due to the wind).  Attah made up the stagger in the third 100m and was in front at the start of the final stretch, steps ahead of Mennin (who was two lanes over).  Alexandre was third at the start of the final 100m but manages to edge out Attah at the line to defend his title – 47.02 to 47.08.

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Event 5  Men 400 Meter Dash
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  Ivy League: # 45.34  1964        Wendell Mottley, Yale                     
Championship: C 46.11  1987        Michael Greene, Navy                      
        IC4A: I 49.20                                                        
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points      
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Finals                                                                       
  1 Alexandre, Marc-Andre     JR Yale                     47.02I  10         
  2 Attah, Tobe               JR Cornell                  47.08I   8         
  3 Mennin, Ray               JR Princeton                47.18I   6         
  4 Gibson, Larry             SR Cornell                  47.43I   4         
  5 Wiseman, Jeff             SO Penn                     47.80I   2         
  6 Smith, Michael            SO Cornell                  48.14I   1
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                          Men - Team Rankings - 12 Events Scored             
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    1) Cornell                     96        2) Princeton                  90
    3) Penn                        67        4) Yale                       38
    5) Dartmouth                   27        6) Brown                      24
    7) Harvard                     16        8) Columbia                   14

The women’s 400m final will also feature the defending champion (Udeme Akpaete of Cornell), #1 seed (Akua Obeng-Akrofi of Columbia), and top preliminary result (Cecilia Barowski of Princeton).  Akpaete made up the stagger on Barowski in the first 100m but Barowski began to make her move at the 200m mark.  Barowski  has a one step lead over Akpaete at the 300m mark but Barowski used her 800m strength to pull away in the final 100m to win in 52.97 – fifth fastest in meet history and third fastest in conference history.  Akpaete died in the final 100m, and Dartmouth’s Jennifer Meech and Obeng-Akrofi finish ahead in second and third.  Meech’s time is a new personal best and is just outside the all-time top 10.

Event 6  Women 400 Meter Dash
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  Ivy League: # 51.56  1990        Meredith Rainey, Harvard                  
Championship: C 51.56  1990        Meredith Rainey, Harvard                  
        ECAC: E 55.94                                                        
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points      
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Finals                                                                       
  1 Barowski, Cecilia         SR Princeton                52.97E  10         
  2 Meech, Jennifer           SR Dartmouth                53.99E   8         
  3 Obeng-Akrofi, Akua        SO Columbia                 54.27E   6         
  4 Parker, Jaycee            SR Columbia                 54.31E   4         
  5 Akpaete, Udeme            SR Cornell                  54.57E   2         
  6 Steele, Elisa             JR Princeton                55.68E   1
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                        Women - Team Rankings - 11 Events Scored             
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    1) Harvard                    101        2) Princeton                  95
    3) Cornell                     40        4) Dartmouth                  38
    5) Brown                       23        6) Columbia                   18
    7) Penn                        16        8) Yale                       10

updated 2:15pm

top photo from Columbia TF/XC Twitter; mid-photo by Flotrack; mid-photo from Harvard TF/XC Twitter; bottom photo by Brian Tompkins

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