Photo courtesy of Cornell Athletic Communications/Tim
PRINCETON, N.J. -- There was little time to waste in between the end of the indoor track and field season and the beginning of the outdoor campaign. The Ivy League teams were back in action shortly after the NCAA Indoor Championships, working towards the Ivy League Outdoor Heptagonal Championships on May 5-6 at Penn's Frankin Field and the NCAA Outdoor Championships at Des Moines, Iowa, from June 6-9.
Cornell holds the top 2012 outdoor marks in 10 events, followed by Princeton (3), Penn (2), Brown (2), Harvard (2), Dartmouth (1) and Yale (1).
The Big Red is 1-2-3 in the 3,000m steeplechase, led by junior Genna Hartung's 10:27.96. Cornell is 1-2 in the 200m, 1,500m and 5,000m and also holds the top spots in both the 4x100 and 4x400 relays. Sophomore Ebolutalese Airewele ran the 200m in 24.53 at the UC Irvine Spring Break Invitational and freshman Katie Woodford was close behind with a time of 24.79.
Yale senior Lindsey Raymond and junior Elizabeth Marvin are 1-2 in the 10,000m with times of 35:47.98 and 35:53.83, respectively. Penn sophomore Gabrielle Piper, who won the 60m hurdles title at the 2012 Ivy League Indoor Heptagonal Championships, leads the League in the outdoor 100m hurdles with a time of 14.21.
Harvard junior Sydnie Leroy holds the best pole vault mark in the League, at 3.80m, but Indoor Championships Female Most Outstanding Performer Tory Worthen of Princeton has yet to compete in her signature event. Crimson junior Olivia Weeks has a lead of more than a foot in the long jump thus far in 2012, recording a leap of 5.92m.
Brown holds the top spots in the hammer throw (Lacey Craker, 55.62m) and the javelin (Nina Al-Hassan, 42.01m), while Dartmouth is 1-2-3 in the Heptathlon, led by Janae Dunchack's 4,741 points set in the Shamrock Invitational. Dunchack won the pentathlon at the Ivy League Indoor Championships.