The Ivy report from the ECAC and IC4A Championships in Boston, Mass., is somewhat short as a small number of Heps athletes took to the competition less than a week after the hard-fought Indoor Heps in New York’s Armory.
There were two champions — Columbia junior Akua Obeng-Akrofi and Cornell junior Dominic DeLuca — from the League. Obeng-Akrofi won the ECAC title in the 200-meter dash, finishing in 23.92 to make her just the fifth Ivy Leaguer to ever dip below 24 seconds in the indoor 200. DeLuca captured the IC4A crown in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 8:06.60, a personal best by more than nine seconds.
The Harvard foursome of James Heckendorn, Myles Marshall, Matthew Hurst and Alexander Moore posted a 3:10.84 in the qualifying round of the 4x400m relay at IC4As. That is the fourth-best indoor mark in Heps history.
Meanwhile Marshall had the fastest qualifying time (1:02.56) in the 500-meter dash on Saturday, but — like the Crimson 4×4 — did not line up for the final. The winning times in both the 4×4 and 500 finals were slower than the preliminary marks of Harvard and Marshall.
The indoor season will conclude next weekend, Friday and Saturday, at the NCAA Championships in the Gilliam Indoor Stadium on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.