Indoor Track & Field Update 4

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Three Ivy squads went head-to-head last week while the five other squads participated in meets around the Northeast as top times and marks across the League continued to drop.

Additionally, the inagural USTFCCCA indoor regional rankings were released Tuesday, with the eight Ivy squads well represented in their respective regions. For the men, Princeton is No. 3 in the Mid-Atlantic Region, trailing Penn State and Navy. Penn is currently No. 13 in the Mid-Atlantic. In the Northeast Region, Cornell is No. 2, followed by Dartmouth at No. 6, Columbia at No. 12, Harvard at No. 13 and Yale at No. 15.

In the women's rankings, Princeton is No. 2 in the Mid-Atlantic, followed by Penn at No. 10. In the Northeast Region, Cornell is No. 2, Columbia is No. 3, Harvard is No. 7, Brown is No. 11, Dartmouth is No. 13 and Yale is No. 14.

At the NYC Armory Triangular, the Big Green menled the way with 78 points followed by Yale (53 points) and Columbia (40 points). Yale senior Mary Evans raced to the League's best time in the 200m dash (21.87) while Dartmouth's Phil Royer turned in the second fastest League time to-date in the 3,000m run (8:17.03). Dartmouth's David Irving won the weight throw with a League-best toss of 61-2.25, representing one of eight events won by the Big Green.

Columbia took top team honors on the women's side with 77 points. Yale was a close second with 65 points and Dartmouth finished third with 38 points. Lion freshman Taylor Johnson won the 200m dash in 25.24, the fourth fastest Ivy time so far this season. Teammate Sharay Hale, last year's Ivy League Heptagonal Indoor Outstanding Performer of the Meet, turned in the top Ivy time in the 400m dash (54.18), while Dartmouth's Alexandra Tanner placed second with the No. 2 Ivy time (56.14). Yale's Kate Grace won the 800m run in 2:11.88, also the fastest time among Ivies thus far. Columbia freshman Tara Richmond and junior Monique Roberts both earned League-best marks of 5-8.75 in the high jump.

Brown's men won a pair of events at the Harvard Challenge and, combined with Harvard, topped Patriot League teams Army and Colgate, 193-121. Freshman John Spooney earned the 200m dash title in 22.12 seconds, and sophomore Daniel Smith won the shot put title with a throw of 53-7. The Crimson went 1-2-3 in the 1,000m run and 1-2 in the 3,000m run. Erik Kraus won the 1,000m in 2:31.66 and Dan Chenoweth took first in the 3,000m in 8:17.21.

In the women's competition, Harvard and Brown combined to top Army and Colgate in a landslide, 116-42. The Bears won five event titles including junior Susan Scavone's personal record in the 60m hurdles (8.76), also the second best Ivy time to-date. In field events, Brown's Rachel Biblo won the triple jump with a League-best leap of 39-8. Harvard's women won eight events, includign the 200m, 500m, 3,000m and 5,000m.

At their own Princeton Relays, the Tiger women won 11 of 16 events including the weight throw, shot put, pole vault, 60 meter hurdles, mile, 500m, 800m, 1,000m, 3,000m, 4x400m and 300m. The distance trio of Ashley Higginson (4:48.73), Sarah Cummings (4:49.74) and Alex Banfich (4:50.63) went 1-2-3 in the mile, scoring the top three Ivy times to-date. The men's team won six events, highlighted by Austin Hollimon's school record-breaking run in the 300m dash. His winning time of 33.53 bested his own mark of 33.88, set last year.

Competing at the Great Dane Classic, Penn's Leah Brown raced to a season-best 7.74 in the 60m dash, the fourth fasted Ivy time to-date. Another highlight was the freshman duo of Christine Cohick and Kersie Jhabvala who went 1-2 the 5,000m in 17:42.24 and 17:45.04, respectively. The Quaker women placed third overall in the field of 18 scoring teams. Meanwhile, the Quaker men placed seventh of 24 teams. Freshman Maalik Reynolds was second in the high jump with a mark of 6-9. The rookie remains tied for fifth nationally with his school-record leap of 7-3 one week ago.

Rounding out the Ivy teams in action last week were Cornell's men and women who each took top team honors at their own Upsate Challenge. The Big Red men won nine events, including three by freshmen -- Chris Bain in the 60m (6.85), Kinsely Ojukwu in the triple jump (49-2.5) and Eric Bice 1,000m (2:28.67). Cornell's women also dominated the competition, winning 11 events including the distance medley relay, which set a Barton Hall record (11:49.38).

All individual and meet results, Ivy League top marks lists and national top marks lists can be found here.

Complete recaps and results from all of last week's action can be found at the links below.

Brown @ Harvard Challenge | Full Men's Recap | Full Women's Recap | Results

Columbia @ NYC Armory Triangular | Full Men's and Women's Recap | Results

Cornell @ Upsate Challenge | Full Men's Recap | Full Women's Recap | Results

Dartmouth @ NYC Armory Triangular | Full Men's Recap | Full Women's Recap | Results

Harvard @ Harvard Challenge | Full Men's & Women's Recap | Results

Penn @ Great Dane Classic | Full Men's Recap | Full Women's Recap | Results

Princeton @ Princeton Relays | Full Men's Recap | Full Women's Recap | Results

Yale @ NYC Armory Triangular | Full Men's Recap | Full Women's Recap | Results

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Friday, Jan. 28
Brown, Dartmouth, Harvard Yale
@ Terrier Classic (Boston University, Cambridge, Mass.)
Harvard
@ Harvard Multi-Meet (Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.)
Columbia, Penn @ Penn State National (Penn State, University Park, Pa.)

Saturday, Jan. 29
Brown, Dartmouth, Harvard Yale @ Terrier Classic (Boston University, Cambridge, Mass.)
Harvard
@ Harvard Multi-Meet (Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.)
Columbia, Penn @ Penn State National (Penn State, University Park, Pa.)
Columbia @ Metropolitan Championships (The Armory, New York, N.Y.)
Cornell, Princeton @ Saturday Night at the Armory (The Armory, New York, N.Y.)
Princeton @ Husker Invitational (University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.)