iHeps17 – Men’s Short Sprints & Hurdles


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This is just the third time that the men will contest the 200-meter dash at Indoor Heps and the favorite to win the event — Princeton junior Carrington Akosa (Baltimore, Md.) — is looking to remain the event’s only champion. Akosa has yet to claim the 60/200 double yet as teammate Charlie Volker (Fair Haven, N.J.) beat him in the straightaway a year ago by running a speedy 6.73 in the final. Volker, who led the Tigers’ Ivy champion football team in rushing in the fall, shares the Princeton record in the event with Akosa. There are 13 other runners who have been under seven seconds already this year, which means the heats should be faster than usual. Keep an eye on Cornell junior Brailin Paulino (Fresno, Calif.), Yale freshman Vincent Vaughns (Sparr, Fla.) and Cornell sophomore Alex Beck (Oceanside, Calif.) — who scored in both the 60 and 200 last year in Ithaca — in this one. And while Akosa is favorited to win his third 200, his close runner-up last year, Penn’s Calvary Rogers (Rochester, N.Y.) is back along with Yale senior Marc-Andre Alexandre (Montreal, Que.), who ran a 21.59 PR in Boston recently. Brown junior Brian Pfaff (Johannesburg, S.A.) is also ranked in scoring position in both events.

With Cornell standout Max Hairston gone, the hurdles open up. Princeton freshman Joey Daniels (Kitchner, Ont.) and Harvard junior Jay Hebert (Ticonderoga, N.Y.) have both been under eight seconds this winter, but don’t count out Yale junior Paedyn Gomes (Chesterland, Ohio), who has been in the very low eights time and time again this year. Cornell has a pair of Austins — sophomore Austin LeJuan Lyons (Lawrenceville, Ga.) and Austin Jamerson (Merrillville, Ind.) — who are scoring threats as well. — Brett Hoover

60m dash

Trials: Saturday, 2:40 pm
Finals: Sunday, 12:25 pm

Heps & Championship Record
6.69 — Bruno Hortelano-Roig (Cornell, 2014)

2017 Top 10
6.73 — Carrington Akosa (Princeton)
6.84 — Charlie Volker (Princeton)
6.89 — Brailin Paulino (Cornell)
6.90 — Vincent Vaughns (Yale)
6.90 — Jonathan Avery (Cornell)
6.91 — Brian Pfaff (Brown)
6.91 — Alex Beck (Cornell)
6.93 — James Norris (Cornell)
6.93 — Marc-Andre Alexandre (Yale)
6.94 — Kyle Macauley (Yale)

200m dash

Trials: Saturday, 4:25 pm
Finals: Sunday, 1:20 pm

Heps Record
20.75 — Bruno Hortelano-Roig (Cornell, 2014)

Championship Record
21.56 — Carrington Akosa (Princeton, 2016)

2017 Top 10
21.39 — Carrington Akosa (Princeton)
21.59 — Marc-Andre Alexandre (Yale)
21.74 — Calvary Rogers (Penn)
21.84 — Charlie Volker (Princeton)
21.88 — Brian Pfaff (Brown)
22.00 — Vincent Vaughns (Yale)
22.03 — Alexander Moore (Harvard)
22.04 — Lloyd May (Dartmouth)
22.08 — Phillip Batler (Brown)
22.09 — Jonathan Avery (Cornell)

60m hurdles

Trials: Saturday, 2:15 pm
Finals: Sunday, 11:30 am

Heps Record
7.78 — Saidu Ezike (Cornell, 2008)

Championship Record
7.83 — Max Hairston (Cornell, 2016)

2017 Top 10
7.96 — Joey Daniels (Princeton)
7.99 — Jay Hebert (Harvard)
8.03 — Paedyn Gomes (Yale)
8.13 — Austin LeJuan Lyons (Cornell)
8.16 — Austin Jamerson (Cornell)
8.23 — Mitch Valko (Harvard)
8.24 — Clayton Jeffrey (Cornell)
8.26 — Alex Frye (Dartmouth)
8.27 — Alec Eschholz (Dartmouth)
8.28 — Shawn Ohazuruike (Dartmouth)

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