iHeps17 – Men’s Horizontal Jumps

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The triple jump might be one of the best events to watch this year at Heps. Harvard senior Efe Uwaifo (London, U.K.) will be looking for his third Indoor title, but there are a lot of challengers. While Uwaifo’s winning mark each of the last two years has been right near 52 feet, three others have hopped, stepped and jumped longer than 51 feet. Two jumpers — Cornell senior Bobby Plummer (Scarsdale, N.Y.) and Princeton sophomore Stefan Amokwandoh (South Croydon, U.K.) — have done so this year while Dartmouth sophomore Justin Donawa (Sandys, Bermuda) has done it in the past. Cornell junior Oseoba Airewele (Ithaca, N.Y.) recently busted a 50-footer in a home meet. If he can repeat that, he could be a surprise scorer. Also keep an eye on Columbia freshman Daniel Igbokwe (Chemsford, U.K.), who keeps getting stronger and stronger. Early this month he broke the school record in the event, getting within five inches of 50 feet.

The long jump has an elite three — Dartmouth senior Corey Muggler (Holland, Pa.), Princeton senior Greg Leeper (Rockaway, N.J.) and Cornell sophomore James Seaton (Coram, N.Y.). Muggler and Leeper are both past champions while Seaton — a potential 50-foot tripler — has developed into a 24-footer this year. Behind them is a big mix of young jumpers — including five freshmen — who are all within six inches of one another this winter. The best jump among those rookies this year is the 23-5 1/2 posted by Penn’s Kameron Hypolite (Pearland, Texas) here at the Armory in late January. The horizontal jumps have long been fertile ground for Cornell and it seems like the Big Red can build up a big margin over Princeton in the sand pits, which could play a key role in the title chase. — Brett Hoover

Long jump

Finals: Saturday, 2:30 pm

Heps Record
26-3 — Al Dyer (Princeton, 1990)

Championship Record
25-5 1/2 — James Brown (Penn, 1979)

2017 Top 10
24-3 3/4 — Corey Muggler (Dartmouth)
24-1 1/2 — James Seaton (Cornell)
23-9 — Austin Jamerson (Cornell)
23-8 — Greg Leeper (Princeton)
23-5 1/2 — Kameron Hypolite (Penn)
23-5 1/2 — Kelsey Nedd (Cornell)
23-4 3/4 — Bruno Jednacak (Yale)
23-3 1/4 — Hendric Tronsson (Dartmouth)
23-2 — Jesse Thibodeau (Princeton)
23-0 1/2 — Taylor Alarcon (Brown)

Triple jump

Finals: Sunday, 11:30 am

Heps Record
53-4 — Colm Cronin (Brown, 1978)

Championship Record
53-2 1/4 — Muhammad Halim (Cornell, 2007)

2017 Top 10
51-3 — Bobby Plummer (Cornell)
51-0 — Stefan Amokwandoh (Princeton)
50-7 1/2 — Efe Uwaifo (Harvard)
50-4 1/2 — Oseoba Airewele (Cornell)
49-11 3/4 — James Seaton (Cornell)
49-11 — Justin Donawa (Dartmouth)
49-9 — Corey Muggler (Dartmouth)
49-7 1/4 — Daniel Igbokwe (Columbia)
49-3 — John Enkler (Cornell)
49-1 1/2 — Jason Katz (Brown)

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