oHeps17 — Women’s Hurdles

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We’ll do something that is hard to do when writing about women’s hurdling in the Ivy League. We will start with experience. The battle for the 400-meter hurdles will likely be between Harvard senior Jade Miller (Temecula, Calif.) and Cornell junior Taysia Radoslav (Stoney Creek, Ont.). Miller is a two-time champion in the event, but lost to All-American teammate Autumne Franklin last year. So she will again have the chance to become just the third three-time champion. But Radoslav — the Taser — dipped below 57 seconds last year and will look to stop Miller’s quest.

So that’s it. From now on out, we will talk about only freshmen!

In the high hurdles, six Ivy women have run wind-legal times under 14 seconds this year… and, yup, they were all in high school a year ago. Harvard has chomped up a lot of points in the hurdles in recent years, but Penn is ready to go head to head with the Crimson. Red & Blue rookie Breanne Bygrave (Raleigh, N.C.) has the best legal time in the League this season (13.64) and could score in the full lap discipline while teammate Tia Livingston (Piscataway, N.J.) could surprise the intermediate field now that she is healthy. But Harvard has sensational first-years of its own as Zoe Hughes (Hornchurch, U.K.), Karina Joiner (Woodbury, Minn.) and Livia Gauntlett (Bath, U.K.) will be looking to pile on points with Miller. Hughes and Gauntlett concentrate on the straightaway while Joiner could score in both.

And yet, there are yet other freshmen looking to displace the Crimson and the Quakers. Dartmouth rookie Cha’Mia Rothwell (Durham, N.C.) — the Indoor Heps athlete of the meet — is looking to become the first Big Green high hurdles champion. She ran a windy 13.60 earlier in the season and could be the first across the line in a very fast final. Cornell frosh Brittany Stenekes (Dundas, Ont.) — an All-Ivy performer in the indoor hurdles in February — will not only challenge for a podium finish, she might be able to erase Hannah Garrity’s school record of 13.85. The hurdles will be races to watch when it comes to team scoring. — Mary Boggs (with help from RoJo, who will be announcing on the ILDN webcast on Sunday.)

100m hurdles

Trials: Saturday, 1:20 pm
Final: Sunday, 1:05 pm

Heps Record
13.08 — Nicole Harrison (Princeton, 1997)

Championship Record
13.35 — Nicole Harrison (Princeton, 1997)

2017 Top 10
13.64 — Breanne Bygrave (Penn)
13.69 — Cha’Mia Rothwell (Dartmouth)
13.78 — Zoe Hughes (Harvard)
13.88 — Karina Joiner (Harvard)
13.90 — Brittany Stenekes (Cornell)
13.99 — Livia Gauntlett (Harvard)
14.08 — Ellie Randolph (Princeton)
14.09 — Jade Miller (Harvard)
14.23 — Meghan Barnes (Penn)
14.34 — Sydney Holmes (Yale)

400m hurdles

Trials: Saturday, 2:10 pm
Final: Sunday, 2:15 pm

Heps Record
54.91 — Autumne Franklin (Harvard, 2016)

Championship Record
55.87 — Autumne Franklin (Harvard, 2016)

2017 Top 10
56.41 — Jade Miller (Harvard)
57.91 — Taysia Radoslav (Cornell)
60.02 — Tia Livingston (Penn)
60.28 — Karina Joiner (Harvard)
61.26 — Breanne Bygrave (Penn)
61.67 — Devon Block-Funkhouser (Princeton)
61.93 — Kathleen Sprout (Dartmouth)
62.15 — Ellery Bianco (Cornell)
62.51 — Christina Welzer (Cornell)
62.57 — Sylvia Deppen (Harvard)

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