Six Ivies Earn All-America Status on Day Three of NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Ivy League picked up six more All-Americans on day three of the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. All six Ivy competitors on Friday earned All-America status, including three who earned first team accolades.
Princeton saw two of its student-athletes receive All-America status, as sophomore Damon McLean finished eighth in the triple jump with a leap of 52-7 ¼ to take first team honors, while senior Joe Stilin finished in 14th-place in the 5,000m run with a time of 14:03.76 to take second team honors. McLean became the first All-America triple jumper in Princeton history; his mark set the school record in the event.
Stilin was not the only second-team All-American in the 5,000m, as Brown senior Dan Lowry took 11th-place with a time of 14:00.04.
Harvard junior Nico Weiler earned first team honors in the pole vault with a mark of 18-0 ½, placing fourth. Weiler shattered his own school record in the event and was one of only four competitors to clear the 5.50-meter height. The result bested his own school and New England collegiate outdoor record of 17-07 3/4 (5.38m), set last month in his victory at the IC4A Championships. Weiler also becomes the first New England collegiate athlete to eclipse the 18-00 mark in the pole vault in both indoor and outdoor competition. The finish marks the junior's second time scoring at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, as he placed sixth as a freshman at the 2009 meet.
Two Ivies won All-America status in the women's steeplechase, as Dartmouth senior Alexi Pappas placed third with a time of 10:01.20 to earn first team honors and Cornell junior Genna Hartung placed 13th with a time of 10:52.12 to earn second team accolades.
The NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship concludes on Saturday, with action beginning at 10:00 a.m.