PHOTO: Doug Austin
Dartmouth senior Aliyah Gallup (Springfield, Ore.) didn’t get pushed in the tri-meet with New Hampshire and Maine, but still posted a personal-best 2:09.49 in the 800-meter run on Saturday. The NCAA’s flat track conversion, used to rank athletes regardless of the track type, marked Gallup’s time down to 2:08.02, which is second in the nation.
Dartmouth freshman Cha’Mia Rothwell (Durham, N.C.) served notice to the entire conference on Saturday at a tri-meet hosted by the Big Green. She won three events — the 60-meter dash (7.55), the 60-meter hurdles (8.56) and the long jump (19-1 1/2). Her hurdle time is ranked in the League’s top 10 all-time while she claimed the long jump in just three attempts, each of which would have won the event.
Princeton sophomore Adam Kelly (Barrington, R.I.) broke an impressive barrier on Sunday at the New Years Invitational at Jadwin Gym, becoming just the fourth Ivy Leaguer to heave the weight more than 70 feet. In fact, he did it twice with his mark of 21.54 meters (70-8) winning the event. Currently No. 1 in the nation by about three feet, only Olympians Conor McCullough and Rudy Winkler have thrown further in a League uniform.
Princeton freshman Joey Daniels (Kitchener, Ont.) had the single-best performance by an Ivy rookie this week, running an 8.06 in the 60-meter hurdles in the preliminaries at the New Years Invitational at Jadwin Gym. Despite that being the swiftest qualifying time, he didn’t finish in the final. Yet it is clear that he will be a threat to become of the League’s fastest ever before the season is over.