Four Ivies Achieve Top-Eight Finishes at NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Four Ivy League athletes competing at the 2011 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships achieved top eight finishes Friday, placing in the top eight in their respective events.
Freshman Abbey D'Agostino closed out the night's event slate with a third place, 15:40.69 time in the 5,000m run. That time beat her own Big Green school record by 19 seconds.
Fellow rookie Maalik Reynolds of Penn,
who claimed top honors in the event at both the indoor and outdoor
Ivy League Heptagonal Championships, cleared 2.14 meters (7-0.25)
to finish in a three-way tie for seventh.
Yale senior Kate Grace finished her 800m race in 2:04.22, good for fifth place. The time was barely off of the school record of 2:03.41 that she set at NCAA East Regional last month. This marks Grace's highest finish at a national championship; she placed seventh in the same race last year.
Princeton junior Donn Cabral posted a personal best time of 8:32.14 to capture his second straight runner-up finish in the 3,000m steeplechase. His time is a Princeton record and the second best time in Ivy League history, as he shaved 3.27 off his previous best time of 8:35.60, run at the 2010 NCAA East Regional. Cabral will contend for another national title when he runs in the 5000m tomorrow.