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Men's Indoor Track and Field Update 2

Photo courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications

PRINCETON, N.J. – Each of the eight Ivy League teams performed admirably last weekend, led by Princeton’s first-place finish in the Saturday Night at the Armory II in New York. Cornell placed second in that event, while Brown took second in the Joe Donahue Collegiate Indoor Games in Boston.

All eight teams will be in action this weekend. Harvard will host the Battle of Beantown on Feb. 3 and Yale’s annual Giegengack Invitational will take place on Feb. 4. The squads are gearing up for the Ivy League Heptagonal Indoor Championships, which will be held on Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 25-26 at Barton Hall in Ithaca, N.Y.

Here is a team-by-team look at the Ivy League from this past weekend:

Brown:
The Bears earned second-place at the Joe Donahue Collegiate Indoor Games at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center at Northeastern. Brown earned 81 points, trailing only Connecticut (187.5). Sophomore Erik Berg took the 1,000m title in 2:27.98 and Brown went 1-2 in the mile as junior Kevin Cooper placed first in 4:12.49. Senior Anthony Schurz was right behind him with a time of 4:12.63 and junior Austin Snyder placed second in the 5,000m by crossing the line in 14:49.24. The 4x400m relay team also placed second, recording a time of 3:22.67, trailing the winners by just .47 seconds. Two members of the team competed in the Terrier Invitational in Boston. Senior Dan Lowry placed sixth overall, fourth among collegians, in the 3,000m with a personal-best time of 8:02.40 and sophomore John Spooney was third as a collegian in the 200m with a time of 21.59.

Next event: Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Tribute to Charles Torpey in Kingston, R.I.

Columbia:
The Lions took fifth in the Saturday Night at the Armory II in New York with 40 team points. Columbia was led by sophomore Duncan Dickerson, who won the weight throw with a distance of 18.15m. The men's 4x400 relay squad of freshman Kevin Boyd and sophomores Cody Love, Sam Miner and Nolan Kier took second-place with a time of 3:20.16. Love also had a third-place showing in the 400m with a time of 49.82 seconds. Freshman Thomas Cathuzac placed fifth in the 500m with a time of 1:06.19 and Boyd finished sixth in the 200m, crossing the line in 22.37.

Next event: Friday-Saturday, Feb. 3-4 at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational in New York

Cornell:
The Big Red placed second with 147 points in the Saturday Night at the Armory II in New York, trailing only Princeton (160.5). Sophomore Montez Blair led a 1-2-3 Cornell sweep of the high jump, clearing 7-0 ¼ for first. Freshman Stephen Mozio bettered his own freshman record in the shot put with a mark of 59-9, his second-straight week with a throw over 59 feet. Sophomore John Schilkowski took first in the mile with a time of 4:09.57.

Next event: Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge in University Park, Pa.

Dartmouth:
The Big Green participated in the Terrier Invitational hosted by Boston College. Freshman Sam Yoder led Dartmouth with a second-place showing in the high jump, clearing 2.00m on his third try. Junior Connor Reilly took sixth in the finals of the 60m dash in 6.97 after qualifying with a time of 6.95. Sophomore John Bleday finished in sixth-place in the mile with a time of 4:04.02.

Next event: Friday-Saturday, Feb. 3-4 at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational in New York

Harvard:
The Crimson placed third in the Saturday Night at the Armory II in New York with 98.5 points, trailing Princeton (160.5) and Cornell (147). Freshman Ben Glauser recorded the second-best mark in program history in the shot put with a throw of 18.07, placing second in the event. He became one of only two Harvard shot putters to break the 18-meter barrier. Junior Nico Weiler won the pole vault with a leap of 5.0m and sophomore Dustin Brode took second in the weight throw with a mark of 17.24. Senior John Dingus placed second in the 500m with a time of 1:04.00 and rookie Connor Reck did the same in the 800m, crossing the line in 1:53.74.

Next event: Friday, Feb. 3 with the Battle of Beantown in Boston

Penn:
The Quakers competed in two events over the weekend, the Penn State National and Navy’s Wesley A. Brown Invitational. Senior Brian Fulton placed second in the 1,000m at the PSU National with a time of 2:25.84, the fourth-best mark in program history. His time qualified him for the IC4A meet. In Annapolis, Md., freshman Brent Jules placed fourth in the 60m with a personal-best time of 7.12, senior Efayomi Carr took fourth (third among collegians) with a leap of 13.45m in the triple jump and freshman Jacob Brenza earned fourth in the shot put with a 14.29m toss.

Next event: Friday-Saturday, Feb. 3-4 with the Giegengack Invitational in New Haven, Conn.

Princeton:
The Tigers placed first in the Saturday Night at the Armory II in New York, recording 160.5 team points to finish ahead of second-place Cornell (147) and third-place Harvard (98.5). Senior Joe Stilin and sophomore Peter Callahan each set Princeton records to lead the team. Stilin was the first of four Tigers to cross the line in succession in the 3,000m, recording a time of 7:56.28, .12 seconds faster than Michael Maag’s record-time from 2008. Callahan beat his own school-record in the 1,000m with a time of 2:20.78. Junior Michael Palmisano took first in the 800m, crossing the line in 1:53.37, and sophomore Damon McLean won the long jump with a mark of 7.15m. He was the only competitor to surpass seven meters.

Next event: Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge in University Park, Pa.

Yale:
The Bulldogs sent a portion of their team to the Terrier Invitational in Boston. They were led by sophomore Paul Chandler, who placed fifth in the pole vault with a distance of 4.55. That mark was a season-best for Chandler. Junior Timothy Hillas ran the 3,000m for the first time and placed 14th with a time of 8:12.55, good enough to qualify for the IC4A meet.

Next event: Friday-Saturday, Feb. 3-4 with the Giegengack Invitational in New Haven, Conn.