Harvard Leads After Day 1 of Men's Heptagonal Outdoor Track & Field Championships
Championship Central | Results
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Harvard has opened up a big lead going into the second day of the 2014 Ivy League Men's Heptagonal Outdoor Track & Field Championships, hosted by Yale in New Haven, Conn.
Day 2 kicks off at 10:30 a.m. with the men's decathlon 110mH. The Ivy League® Digital Network's broadcast will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the women's 5K.
The Crimson have 54 points through five events, more than doubling its closest competitor Dartmouth, which tallied 26. Three-time defending champion Princeton is third with 24.33 points, followed by Cornell (20.66), Penn (18), Yale (6), Columbia (4) and Brown (2).
Harvard earned points in all five events, including three first-place finishes and one runner-up. Junior Ben Glauser became the first Crimson to win the hammer throw title since James Russell in 1988 and freshman Elliott Safo held off last year's long jump winner (Princeton's Tom Hopkins) to give Harvard its first win in the event since James Johnson won the second of his back-to-back titles in 1983. Junior Dean Sullivan won his second javelin title and first since 2012.
Penn sophomore Thomas Awad kept the Crimson from winning another event, passing Harvard senior James Leakos on the final straightaway to become the first Quaker to win the 10K since Dusty Lieb in 2004.
Dartmouth picked up a win and a runner-up finish in the field events, as senior Josh Cyphers took the pole vault and Thomas Servino placed second in the hammer throw. Cyphers is the first Big Green to win the pole vault since 1955 and the first-ever sole champion, as there was a seven-way tie for first 59 years ago. It marks Servino's second-straight runner-up finish.
Princeton placed two in the 10K in seniors Chris Bendtsen (fourth) and Tyler Udland (sixth), while fellow classmates Tom Hopkins and Damon McLean went 2-3 in the long jump. Cornell put three on the podium in the pole vault, as junior Keith Rayburn was the runner up and senior Peter Roach and junior Steven Pawlak were among the three-way tie for fourth.
1. Harvard, 54
2. Dartmouth, 26
3. Princeton, 24.33
4. Cornell, 20.66
5. Penn, 18
6. Yale, 6
7. Columbia, 4
8. Brown, 2