The women had several outstanding performances and a number of personal bests across all event groups at the HYP meet this past Saturday, including first-place finishes in the 60m hurdles and 500m races. The Tigers came first overall, beating Harvard 67–58 and Yale 67–56.
Princeton women’s hockey went 2–0 in their second to last weekend of the regular season. They defeated both Rensselaer and Union in two tough battles. The Tigers have already guaranteed themselves a playoff position as one of the top eight teams, and need one more win to ensure a home quarterfinal. The Tigers’ toughest remaining game is against No. 7 Clarkson next Saturday afternoon. When these teams last met Princeton, won 2–1.
Heading into a new decade, no, 12 Princeton wrestling didn’t pump the brakes. In the past three weeks, Tiger wrestling earned NCAA Team of the Week honors for routing no. 25 Rider University 25—9 and placed fifth, the highest of any Ivy League program, at the grueling 35-team Ken Kraft Midlands Championship.
“I’ve gone through hell to get to this moment,” said head wrestling coach Christopher Ayres. “I’m getting chills. I mean, this is surreal. This is a dream come true. This is – I think – the greatest turnaround college athletics has ever seen.”
As the first day of the NCAA tournament progressed, the stratification of Princeton’s team became more pronounced. For only the second time in program history, the Tigers ended the day with three wrestlers in the quarterfinals. Monday, Stefanik, and Parker were not so lucky. Their seasons — and their dreams of All-American status — ended with the day.
After a third-place finish at the EIWA championships, including individual wins for Patrick Brucki and Patrick Glory, Princeton wrestling will send six wrestlers to Pittsburgh for the NCAA championships next week
To its players’ minds, the men’s ice hockey (8–16–3 overall, 6–12–2 ECAC) season so far has been a disappointing one. Second to last in the ECAC standings, the team had suffered a series of humiliating losses — not least of all its Feb. 1, 2–3 loss to last-place St. Lawrence (4–26–2, 2–16–2).
In Philadelphia on Saturday, Princeton wrestling (8–6 overall, 4–1 Ivy) claimed the title of Ivy League runners-up and clinched its first four-match win streak over the University of Pennsylvania (5–8, 2–3) since 1988.