oHeps17 – Men’s Vertical Jumps

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The last Heps’ high jump champion — indoor or out — who did not compete for Cornell, Penn or Princeton was Brown’s Ray Bobrownicki back in 2006. Don’t expect that streak to end this year as the top three contenders hail from Cornell, Penn and Princeton. Cornell’s entrant is junior Myles Lazarou (Summerfield, N.C.) , who seems to have a strong preference for the outdoor season. He has already won the last two outdoor titles and brings the best jump of the season — 2.14 meters (7-0 1/4) — into the championship. He won with that very mark last year. Princeton senior Xavier Bledsoe (St. Louis, Mo.) has won the last two indoor titles and is just a centimeter behind Lazarou this spring. And the third-ranked jumper — Penn junior Michael Monroe (Manhattan, Ill.) — is yet another former champion who claimed the 2015 indoor crown with a leap of more than 7-feet. So who else could sneak in for points? Well, there are four young jumpers — Harvard freshman Donagh Mahon (Kilkenny, Ireland), Penn soph Lance Yassay (Livonia, Mich.), Brown freshman Ryan Laudermilk (Riverside, Calif.) and Princeton soph Andrew Diehl (Wayne, Pa.) — who have cleared 6-8 3/4 or higher this season.

The winds of New Haven are not expected to be mild on Saturday, which means that the possibility for a mind-blowing pole vault competition are lessened. Otherwise, it could have taken 17-feet to score in the event. In 2017 alone (including indoor) seven different Hepsters have cleared at least 16-8 3/4, led by Princeton junior August Kiles (Mill Valley, Calif.), who won the indoor crown and cleared 17-9 1/4 in February. He also has the League’s best mark so far this spring at 17-1. Just a centimeter behind is Penn freshman Sean Clarke (Longwood, Fla.), who has been over 17 more than once this spring. Cornell senior Grant Sisserson (Scottsdale, Ariz.) and Yale sophomore Austin Laut (El Dorado Hills, Calif.) were both over 17 during the indoor season and are poised to push the competition to new heights. The other leaders in the chase for points are Princeton senior Ben Gaylord (Studio City, Calif.), Dartmouth senior Max Cosculluela (The Woodlands, Texas) and Cornell sophomore Andrew Barlow (Louisville, Colo.). — Brett Hoover

High jump

Final: Sunday, 11 am

Heps & Championship Record
2.31 (7-07.00) — Tora Harris (Princeton, 2002)

2017 Top 10
2.14 (7-00.25) — Myles Lazarou (Cornell)
2.13 (6-11.75) — Xavier Bledsoe (Princeton)
2.10 (6-10.75) — Michael Monroe (Penn)
2.08 (6-09.75) — Donagh Mahon (Harvard)
2.05 (6-08.75) — Lance Yassay (Penn)
2.05 (6-08.75) — Ryan Laudermilk (Brown)
2.05 (6-08.75) — Andrew Diehl (Princeton)
2.01 (6-07.00) — Alex Frye (Dartmouth)
2.01 (6-07.00) — Malick Diomande (Cornell)
1.96 (6-05.00) — Ian Kirk (Penn
1.96 (6-05.00) — Nick Mcgreivy (Penn)

Pole vault

Final: Saturday, 3 pm

Heps & Championship Record
5.53 (18-01.75) — Adam Bragg (Princeton, 2016)

2017 Top 10
5.21 (17-01.00) — August Kiles (Princeton)
5.20 (17-00.75) — Sean Clarke (Penn)
5.10 (16-08.75) — Grant Sisserson (Cornell)
5.10 (16-08.75) — Ben Gaylord (Princeton)
5.10 (16-08.75) — Max Cosculluela (Dartmouth)
5.03 (16-06.00) — Austin Laut (Yale)
5.00 (16-04.75) — Ian West (Harvard)
4.85 (15-11.00) — Robert O’Brien (Columbia)
4.80 (15-09.00) — Andrew Barlow (Cornell)
4.80 (15-09.00) — Nathan Fisher (Penn)
4.80 (15-09.00) — Nico Robinson (Dartmouth)
4.80 (15-09.00) — Benjamin Ose (Dartmouth)

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