Princeton Men Win 2012 Ivy League Heptagonal Outdoor Track & Field Championship
PHILADELPHIA -- The Princeton's men's team won its second-straight Ivy League Heptagonal Outdoor Track & Field Championship with a team score of 193 to hold off Cornell, which tallied 161 ¾ points. The Tigers are back-to-back champions for the first time since 1998-2000, when they won three straight titles.
Harvard finished in third-place with 92 ¾ points, followed by Brown (71), Columbia (58), Penn (37 ½), Yale (36) and Dartmouth (32).
Princeton was led by its senior captain, Donn Cabral, who was named Most Outstanding Performer after winning the steeplechase on Sunday after taking the 10,000m title on Saturday. Cabral's steeplechase time of 8:43.59 is the sixth-best in meet history and he becomes the first-ever three-time champion in that event.
The Tigers also won the 400m (Tom Hopkins, 46.43), 5,000m (Joe Stilin, 14:05.62) and triple jump (Damon McLean, 51-00.00) on Sunday.
Cornell took the 4x100m and 4x400m relays and placed second behind Columbia in the 4x800m relay. Big Red senior Nick Huber won his first Outdoor decathlon title with a meet-record 7,632 points, the third-highest total in Ivy League history.
Penn sophomore Maalik Reynolds successfully defended his high jump title, clearing 7-04 ¼ and tying Brown's Terrance Ferguson for fourth-place on the all-time all-meet list. Reynolds becomes the Quakers' first-ever back-to-back high jump champion.
Brown sophomore John Spooney defending not one but two individual titles, winning both the 100m (10.62) and 200m (21.05) for the second-straight year. He is the first back-to-back champion in both the 100m and 200m since Navy's Brian Proctor accomplished the feat in 1991-1992.
Final Team Results
1. Princeton, 193
2. Cornell, 161 ¾
3. Harvard, 92 ¾
4. Brown, 71
5. Columbia, 58
6. Penn, 37 ½
7. Yale, 36
8. Dartmouth, 32
Most Outstanding Performer
Donn Cabral, Princeton, Sr. (Glastonbury, Conn.)