1978

Heps Men’s Indoor Track & Field Championships
Barton Hall (Ithaca, N.Y.) — February 25, 1978

Team Scores
1. Cornell, 66
2. Army, 46
3. Navy, 41 1/2
4. Penn, 25
5. Princeton, 24
6. Harvard, 22
7. Dartmouth, 21
8. Brown, 19 1/2
9. Yale, 13
10. Columbia, 10

Most Outstanding Performer
Michael Nepinak (Penn)

Recordbreakers
• Carl Francis of Cornell in the 440y dash (:49.93), the first time the event was contested.
• Dexter Adams of Army in the 880y run (1:55.92), the first time the event was contested.
• Peter Pfitzinger of Cornell in the three-mile run (13:53.10), the first time the event was contested.
• Michael Nepinak of Penn in the triple jump (52-0), breaking the mark of 51-8 1/4 set by Cornell’s James Leonard in 1975.
• The distance medley relay, measured in yards, of Cornell (10:12.3), the first time the event was contested.

Multiple Champions
None

Individual Running Finals
60-yard dash — 1. Adley Raboy (Cornell), 6.34; 2. Ken Hill (Yale), 6.40; 3. Neal Hall (Cornell), 6.50; 4. Doug Stone (Navy), 6.51; 5. Manny Modu (Princeton), 6.52.

440-yard dash — 1. Carl Francis (Cornell), 49.93; 2. Mike Schaefer (Army), 50.28; 3. Pat Bailey (Navy), 50.62; 4. Torch Coburn (Dartmouth), 50.76; 5. Andy Martin (Penn), 51.12.

600-yard run — 1. Jeff Colvin (Navy), 1:12.18; 2. Osman Lake (Brown), 1:12.19; 3. Jeff Osborn (Cornell), 1:12.71; 4. Tony Green (Cornell), 1:13.22; 5. Paul Pruzman (Navy), 1:13.29.

880-yard run — 1. Dexter Adams (Army), 1:55.92; 2. Joe Swenson (Princeton), 1:56.08; 3. Francis Rose (Navy), 1:56.09; 4. John Chafee (Harvard), 1:56.30; 5. Charlie Nadler (Dartmouth), 1:56.80.

1,000-yard run — 1. John Stockel (Penn), 2:13.94; 2. James Draddy (Cornell), 2:14.70; 3. Dave Pannell (Cornell), 2:14.79; 4. Dan Challener (Princeton), 2:15.2; 5. Larry Kirk (Army), 2:16.4.

Mile run — 1. Curt Alitz (Army), 4:08.23; 2. Dave Washburn (Cornell), 4:08.99; 3. Thad McNulty (Harvard), 4:09.06; 4. Charles Hautau (Navy), 4:11.2; 5. Ian Keith (Princeton), 4:12.6.

Two-mile run — 1. Steve Sholtes (Penn), 8:58.86; 2. Curt Alitz (Army), 9:01.45; 3. Joe Suggs (Navy), 9:15.59; 4. Peter Wehrwein (Yale), 9:15.7; 5. Mike Messinger (Princeton), 9:18.7.

Three-mile run — 1. Peter Pfitzinger (Cornell), 13:53.10; 2. John Enright (Army), 14:00.82; 3. Mike Wyckoff (Cornell), 14:02.2; 4. Jerry Kooysman (Cornell), 14:05.0; 5. Sean McCracken (Brown), 14:18.0.

60-yard hurdles — 1. Harry Davis (Yale), 7.41; 2. Mike Willis (Army), 7.53; 3. Dan Cook (Army), 7.59; 4. Dave Morey (Penn), 7.64; 5. Manny Modu (Princeton), 7.68.

Individual Field Finals
High jump — 1. Charles Allen (Columbia), 6-10; 2. Mike Young (Harvard), 6-8; 3. Randy Malzbender (Princeton), 6-8; 4. Brian Carmichael (Navy), 6-8; 5. Bob Jones (Cornell), 6-8.

Pole vault — 1. Geoff Stiles (Harvard), 15-8; 2. Randy Duhrkopf (Navy), 15-4; 3. James Dillingham (Navy), 15-0; 4. Ed Jones (Brown) & Art Farrell (Navy), 14-6.

Long jump — 1. Greg Witherspoon (Cornell), 23-10 1/2; 2. Ken Boddie (Cornell), 23-10 1/4; 3. Colm Cronin (Brown), 23-0 1/2; 4. Reggie Johnson (Army), 22-10; 5. Tim Sweeney (Army), 22-10.

Triple jump — 1. Michael Nepinak (Penn), 52-0; 2. Colm Cronin (Brown), 51-11 3/4; 3. Tor Brostrom (Princeton), 49-10 1/4; 4. Keith Smothers (Penn), 49-1; Greg Witherspoon (Cornell), 48-10 1/2.

Shot put — 1. John Sinnott (Brown), 54-10 3/4; 2. David Doupe (Cornell), 54-5 1/2; 3. Erik Christenson (Navy), 53-9 1/2; 4. Steve Cuervorst (Dartmouth), 53-5 3/4; 5. Tim Spears (Navy), 52-11 1/2.

Weight throw — 1. Ed Kania (Dartmouth), 62-11 1/4; 2. Ken Jansson (Dartmouth), 62-7 1/2; 3. Dave Wiener (Army), 61-8; 4. Ed Ajootian (Harvard), 61-5 1/4; 5. Dave Patterson (Army), 59-7 3/4.

Relays Finals
Mile relay — 1. Dartmouth (Julian Schmoke, Charlie Nadler, Joe Duncan, Torch Coburn), 3:21.51; 2. Cornell, 3:21.54; 3. Navy, 3:23.3; 4. Army, 3:23.5; 5. Penn, 3:24.93.

Two-mile relay — 1. Princeton (Joe Swenson, Steve O’Connell, Dan Challener, Ian Keith), 7:46.28; 2. Harvard, 7:47.36; 3. Army, 7:47.36; 4. Navy, 7:49.16; 5. Penn, NT.

Distance medley relay — 1. Cornell (Dave Pannell, Jim Kinnier, Dan Predmore, Dave Washburn), 10:12.3; 2. Columbia, 10:16.87; 3. Navy, 10:19.63; 4. Army, 10:20.33; 5. Harvard, 10:20.86.