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Princeton Sweeps Indoor Titles

Monday, March 01, 2010

Men's Final Results
Women's Final Results

HANOVER, N.H. -- Princeton's men and women's track and field teams have swept the Indoor Heps championships for only the third time in program history and, first since 1998.

The men won their first indoor title since 2007 in convincing fashion, topping two-time defending champions Cornell by 32 points (181-149). Host Dartmouth finished third with 55 points, and were followed by Harvard (4th, 53), Columbia (5th, 52), Brown (6th, 38), Penn (7th, 33) and Yale (8th, 28).

The Male Outstanding Performer of the Meet was Cornell senior Duane Teixeira, who followed up last year's stellar outdoor performance by winning the double in the triple and long jump. His championship long jump of 24-10 was the longest at indoor Heps in 20 years.

On the women's side, Princeton edged second-place Columbia, 125-110. Cornell placed third with 96 points, and were followed by Harvard (4th, 61), Brown (5th, 55) and Penn (6th, 48), as Dartmouth (7th, 16) and Yale (7th, 16) tied for seventh.

Columbia's Sharay Hale took home Female Outstanding Performer of the Meet honors. On Saturday she ran the fastest heat times ever in both the 200- (24.24) and 400-meter dashes (54.46). She did things even faster today, winning both events, one in record time. She first claimed the 400 in 53.79, the second-fastest time in Heps history (behind only Meredith Rainey of Harvard 20 years ago). She then erased Nicole Harrison's 13-year-old record in the 200, winning in 24.20, .02 ahead of the former Princetonian's standard.