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The men’s and women’s cross country teams hosted the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships (Heps) on Saturday at West Windsor Fields, with all eight institutions partaking in the meet. Harvard and Princeton alternated first and second place between the men’s and women’s races, with the Tigers topping the podium on the men’s side but finishing behind the Crimson on the women’s side.
Princeton beat Harvard 18–16 on Saturday in the Ivy League’s first-ever quintuple overtime game. This is the fourth year in a row that Princeton has claimed victory over Harvard, with the last loss for the Tigers coming in 2016 (23–20 OT).
Princeton University announced on Wednesday that John Mack ’00, a former captain of the men’s track and field team, will be the next Ford Family Director of Athletics. He will officially begin his tenure on Sept. 1.
The women’s rugby team will be promoted to the varsity level in the 2022–23 academic year, according to a recent Athletics Department email and public announcement. The new varsity status would allow the team greater access to facilities, fields, coaching, and equipment — as well as support travel costs and other expenses — needed to compete at a higher intercollegiate level.
Several Princeton teams will compete this weekend for the first time since the pandemic shuttered Ivy League athletics in March 2020.
On Feb. 11, the Ivy League Council of Presidents announced that current senior student-athletes would be given an extra year of competitive eligibility if they enroll in a graduate program at their current university for the 2021–22 academic year. Exactly one week later on Feb. 18, the same Council came out with yet another decision — that the Ivy League would not see athletic competition for the remainder of the spring.
Sondre Guttormsen, a sophomore pole vaulter on the Princeton men’s track and field team, cleared 5.66m (18’7”) in the pole vault on Saturday in Gothenburg, Sweden, during his first competition of 2021.
On Nov. 12, the Ivy League Council of Presidents made the unanimous decision that they will not be conducting athletic competitions for winter sports for the 2020–2021 academic year.
Over the course of a few days of spring 2020, student-athletes saw their worlds turned upside-down. Even in the new year, there is still significant uncertainty about when and how athletics will resume at Princeton.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly every aspect of campus life has become digitized. While there are some extracurricular activities that simply cannot be held over Zoom, intramural sports refuse to be left behind.
Princeton men’s track and field had a weekend to remember in Ithaca, N.Y. after securing a team victory at the Ivy League Indoor Track and Field Championships with 173 points, well ahead of second-place Harvard (116 points) and third-place Penn (91 points). This is the program’s 23rd Ivy League victory in school history and its ninth since 2010. On the women’s side, the Tigers improved upon last year’s fifth-place team finish to place fourth overall at this year’s championships with 68 points, behind Cornell (82.5 points), Harvard (126 points), and Penn (133 points).
The men’s and women’s track and field teams have a big weekend ahead of them in Ithaca, N.Y., with the indoor season culminating in the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships. The women are looking to improve upon their fifth-place finish from last year, while the men are hoping to defend their indoor team championship title. Both teams are hoping to build upon their momentum from strong individual performances throughout the season, as well as a team win on both sides at the Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet held several weeks ago.
Over the weekend, the men’s and women’s track and field teams traveled to Staten Island, N.Y., to compete at the Ocean Breeze Fasttrack Invitational and Boston, Mass., to compete at the Valentine Invitational, hosted by Boston University (BU).
At the Harvard-Yale-Princeton (HYP) meet held at Yale over the weekend, which the Tigers have won for the past 27 consecutive seasons, the men’s track and field team saw stellar performances from many members of the team. The Tigers came out on top with a total of 89 points from a number of events, outscoring Yale’s 63 and Harvard’s 28.
This past weekend at the Harvard-Yale-Princeton (HYP) competition, the women’s track and field team had several strong performances that helped secure a team victory against both Harvard (67–58) and Yale (67–56). It was their sixth year in a row coming out on top.
This past Saturday, two Tigers representing the men’s and women’s cross country teams took part in the NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, Ind. Facing brutally cold and rainy conditions on a mud-soaked grass course, senior Conor Lundy and junior Melia Chittenden battled against the fiercest competition from across the country.
Women’s cross country put up a strong showing this past weekend at the Ivy League Heptagonal (HEPS) Championships in Van Cortlandt Park, finishing fourth. Amassing 90 points across the top five finishers, any of the five scoring Tigers would have needed to surpass just one other runner in the field to finish ahead of second-place finisher Harvard and third-place finisher UPenn, which both accumulated 89 points.
After a successful start to both the men’s and women’s cross country seasons at the Fordham Fiasco earlier in the month, the female Tigers continued to impress with a first-place finish at the Monmouth Invitational this past weekend. With seven women finishing in the top 10 overall and clocking an average time of 18:24 over 5,000 meters at Holmdel Park, a course notorious for its difficult hills, the orange and black ran away with the team title.
A solid showing at the Ivy League Heptagonal championships last weekend earned women’s track and field a fourth-place finish, one step up from its indoor fifth-place performance.
Seven individual first-place finishes, 13 All-Ivy League honorees, and a host of other medal performances secured defending champion men’s track and field the 2019 Ivy League Heptagonal Championship. The win, by a whopping 59 points, represented the program’s ninth triple crown and head coach Fred Samara’s 46th Ivy League title.