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Track competes at outdoor competitions over vacation

After a successful indoor season in which both the men's and women's track and field teams won the Heptagonal Championships – a feat last accomplished in 1981 – the Tigers hope to produce similar results this spring.

In order to prepare for the Ivy League outdoor season, Princeton traveled down to Florida International University in Miami this past weekend for the Adidas Invitational.


The trip was the Tigers' first outdoor track and field competition of the season, and individuals fared well.

The women took four first places and eight second places, while the men also had four top finishes and two seconds.

In the 1,500 meters, junior Betsy Packard and sophomore Sarah Hendricks finished first and second, respectively, and sophomore Karen O'Neil ran the 3,000 in 10 minutes, 49.52 seconds, good for second place.

In the air

In the field events, sophomore Shawneequa Callier topped her competition with a leap of 1.78 meters in the high jump, while junior Cecily Wilson triumphed in the long jump with classmate Aiyanna Burton right behind.

On the men's side, several All-Ivy selections from the indoor season surfaced in the Florida sun looking up to form.

Junior Justin Niedzialek finished second in the 5,000 with a time of 15:08.90, while sophomore Mich-ael Spence managed a fourth-place finish in the same event.


Junior Dan Shimooka captured the top spot in the pole vault and junior Royce Reed was the top finisher in the javelin throw. Reed also placed fourth in the 400-meter hurdles.

Though several individuals produced promising results in the Florida trip, Princeton's real competition will start when the Ivy League season begins in two weeks.

Continuing champion

Senior Nicole Harrison, the only Tiger woman to qualify for the NCAA Division I Indoor Track Championship March 13-14, finished 15th in the 55 hurdles, and will look to continue her dominance of the league in the outdoor season.

The Tigers will compete at the Rutgers Invitational this weekend.

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