oHeps17 — Men’s Throws


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The throws have long been a place where Princeton has racked up a sizable chunk of points en route to victory. Expect it to be a bellwether to the team’s success yet again. The Tigers could easily go 1-2 in the shot put as junior Mitchel Charles (Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.) and senior defending champ Chris Cook (Washington, D.C.) have about two feet on the field this spring. Those two have scarfed up all three Heps’ titles in the event since Stephen Mozia graduated from Cornell. Charles, Cook and senior Jared Bell (Portland, Maine) could also pick up points in the discus.

Princeton should also expect points from sophomore Adam Kelly (Barrington, R.I.) in the hammer throw, but it will take an Olympic-like performance for him to grab all 10 points. That’s because in his way is 2016 Rio Olympian Rudy Winkler (Sand Lake, N.Y.), a senior at Cornell. Kelly actually gave Winkler a run for his money in the weight throw at Indoor Heps, but the hammer is the Big Red’s specialty and he has a 15-foot advantage so far this spring. But if you use the ranked lists as your guide, Winkler might be the only Cornellian to score in the throws. That gives Princeton a big advantage.

Only one school — Penn — has a top-four seed in all four throwing disciplines. Senior Noah Kennedy-White (Jericho, N.Y.) — now out of Sam Mattis’ extra-large shadow in the discus — is the event favorite. He has a nine-foot spring lead on Harvard senior Julian Nunally (Chattanooga, Tenn.), who is ranked third behind Charles and Cook in the shot put.

The other top-four Quakers are senior William Bishop (New Rochelle, N.Y.) in the shot, junior Sean Ryan (Babylon, N.Y.) in the hammer and junior Tim Schanstra (Stockholm, N.J.) in the discus. Brown will also be in position for big throwing points as senior Mark Buda (Pittsburgh, Pa.) is the top seed in the javelin and sophomore Owen Russell (Attleboro, Mass.) is a solid No. 3 behind Winkler and Kelly in the hammer. Schanstra and Dartmouth freshman Cole Andrus (Cle Elum, Wash.) are not far of Buda’s top throw this spring.

Shot put

Final: Sunday, 2 pm

Heps Record
20.47 (67-02.00) — August Wolf (Princeton, 1982)

Championship Record
20.14 (66-01.25) — August Wolf (Princeton, 1983)

2017 Top 10
17.80 (58-04.75) — Mitchel Charles (Princeton)
17.68 (58-00.25) — Chris Cook (Princeton)
17.19 (56-04.75) — Julian Nunally (Harvard)
17.15 (56-03.25) — Billy Bishop (Penn)
17.04 (55-11.00) — Noah Kennedy-White (Penn)
16.66 (54-08.00) — Chris Cubra (Brown)
16.36 (53-08.25) — Lucas Ribeiro (Dartmouth)
16.21 (53-02.25) — Jacob Hoops (Yale)
16.14 (52-11.50) — Aaron Comery (Brown)
16.13 (52-11.00) — Jared Bell (Princeton)

Discus throw

Finals: Sunday, 12:30 pm

Heps Record
67.45 (221-03) — Sam Mattis (Penn, 2016)

Championship Record
62.45 (204-11) — Sam Mattis (Penn, 2016)

2017 Top 10
57.50 (188-08) — Noah Kennedy-White (Penn)
54.81 (179-10) — Julian Nunally (Harvard)
53.46 (175-05) — Lucas Ribeiro (Dartmouth)
52.89 (173-06) — Jared Bell (Princeton)
52.45 (172-01) — Chris Cook (Princeton)
50.57 (165-11) — Mitchel Charles (Princeton)
50.34 (165-02) — Kevin Benson (Cornell)
48.40 (158-09) — Gunnar Allison (Harvard)
47.12 (154-07) — Marcus Downs (Yale)
46.63 (153-00) — Sam Gomez (Cornell)

Hammer throw

Final: Saturday, 1:30 pm

Heps & Championship Record
75.10 (246-5) — Rudy Winkler (Cornell, 2016)

2017 Top 10
72.30 (237-02) — Rudy Winkler (Cornell)
67.57 (221-08) — Adam Kelly (Princeton)
63.48 (208-03) — Owen Russell (Brown)
61.53 (201-10) — Sean Ryan (Penn)
60.68 (199-01) — Colin Minor (Dartmouth)
60.12 (197-03) — Tim Brennan (Dartmouth)
56.71 (186-01) — Martin Murillo (Cornell)
55.92 (183-05) — Gabe Arcaro (Princeton)
53.87 (176-09) — Vic Youn (Princeton)
53.54 (175-08) — Michael Coppolino (Brown)

Javelin throw

Final: Saturday, 3 pm

Heps Record
79.50 (260-10) — Brian Chaput (Penn, 2004)

Championship Record
74.06 (243-00) — Chris Clever (Harvard, 2001)

2017 Top 10
65.30 (214-03) — Mark Buda (Brown)
63.45 (208-02) — Cole Andrus (Dartmouth)
62.84 (206-02) — Tim Schanstra (Penn)
60.71 (199-02) — Brett Henderson (Harvard)
60.56 (198-08) — Sam Kaplan (Penn)
59.37 (194-09) — Ben Colello (Dartmouth)
59.12 (193-11) — Richard Bradley (Harvard)
56.80 (186-04) — Harry Lord (Princeton)
55.96 (183-07) — Parker Whims (Dartmouth)
55.31 (181-05) — Andrew Connolly (Harvard)

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