23 Ivies Heading West for NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Twenty-three Ivies are in
Albuquerque, N.M., to compete in the 2014 NCAA Division I Men's and
Women's Track and Field Championships, which will be held on March
It marks the third-straight year that the League has increased its presence at NCAAs, as four Ivies went in 2011, 10 in 2012 and 13 last season.
ESPN3 will stream the meet live on Friday starting at 7:55 p.m. ET and Saturday starting at 7:50 p.m. ET. A tape delay of the championship will air Saturday, March 22 starting at 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU.
On the women's side, eight Ivies will be competing, including six from Dartmouth. Big Green senior Abbey D'Agostino will look to defend her 3K and 5K titles, while also running in the DMR with sophomore Dana Giordano, sophomore Jennifer Meech, senior Megan Krumpoch, sophomore Elizabeth Markowitz and junior Margaret Donovan. Krumpoch earned a berth in the 800m race as well, along with Harvard junior Erika Veidis. Columbia will send junior Nadia Eke, who will take part in the triple jump.
The Ivy League will be looking for a men's and women's sweep of the 3K and the 5K, as Harvard senior Maksim Korolev will be running in both events, while his teammate and fellow classmate James Leakos will be joining him in the 5,000m. They are among the 15 Ivies on the men's side who will be taking part in NCAAs. Columbia will send its DMR team of senior John Gregorek, senior Harry McFann, junior Brendon Fish, junior Daniel Everett, freshman Noah Lartigue and junior Kevin Boyd; Gregorek will also run in the 800m.
2014 Ivy League Heptagonal Indoor Track & Field Champion Cornell will send a trio to New Mexico, including the Most Outstanding Track and Field Performers in senior Bruno Hortelano-Roig (200m) and junior Stephen Mozia (shot put). They will be joined by senior Montez Blair, who will compete in the high jump, along with Penn senior Maalik Reynolds. Reynolds is looking for his fourth All-American honor.
Three Ivies ran sub-four-minute miles this season to punch tickets to NCAAs, including a pair of Big Green in freshman Steve Mangan and junior Will Geoghegan. Mangan is coming off a first-place performance in the mile at the Ivy League Indoor Championships. Princeton senior Michael Williams, who finished third in the mile at Heps, will also compete in the event in Albuquerque.
Ivies at NCAAs
Triple Jump – Nadia Eke, Jr.
800m – Megan Krumpoch, Sr.
3,000m – Abbey D'Agostino, Sr.
5,000m – Abbey D'Agostino, Sr.
DMR – Dana Giordano, So.; Jennifer Meech, So.; Megan Krumpoch, Sr.; Abbey D'Agostino, Sr.; Elizabeth Markowitz, So.; Margaret Donovan, Jr.
800m – Erika Veidis, Jr.
One Mile – John Gregorek, Sr.
DMR – John Gregorek, Sr.; Harry McFann, Sr.; Brendon Fish, Jr.; Daniel Everett, Jr.; Noah Lartigue, Fr.; Kevin Boyd, Jr.
200m – Bruno Hortelano-Roig, Sr.
High Jump – Montez Blair, Sr.
Shot Put – Stephen Mozia, Jr.
One Mile – Steve Mangan, Fr.
One Mile – Will Geohegan, Jr.
3,000m – Maksim Korolev, Sr.
5,000m – Maksim Korolev, Sr.
5,000m – James Leakos, Sr.
High Jump – Maalik Reynolds, Sr.
One Mile – Michael Williams, Sr.