Three Princeton Tigers representing the men’s and women’s cross country teams qualified for the NCAA championships. Senior Conor Lundy and junior Melia Chittenden battled against the fiercest competition from across the country. First-year Camren Fischer did not participate in the meet after learning only several days beforehand of a likely stress fracture in his femur.
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.
Women's cross country sweeps Monmouth Invitational; Chittenden finishes first and seven Tigers place in top ten
Women’s cross country finished first at the Monmouth Invitational this weekend. Seven Tigers finished in the top 10 with an average time of 18:24.
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.
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.
As the outdoor season comes to a close, men’s and women’s track and field are both gearing up to host the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships (Heps) this weekend. With titles in cross country and indoor track and field already under their belt, the men will strive for their second triple crown in two years. And with the women’s title all but guaranteed to go to powerhouse Penn, the Tigers will aim for for a second-place finish.
Last weekend at Weaver Track Stadium was the annual Larry Ellis track and field invitational. Ellis coached Princeton’s track and field team from 1970 to 1992. He became the first African-American head coach of an Ivy League sport in the process, and coached the 1984 Olympic track and field team. Up against high-caliber competition from all over the country, the Tigers honored his legacy with a host of breakout performances.
The Princeton track and field team is gearing up for the Sam Howell Invitational, its first home meet of the outdoor season, being held this Saturday at Weaver Stadium starting at 10 a.m. After stellar performances in the first two meets of the season, including school-record throws and strong NCAA regional qualifying times, the Tigers are hoping to continue to post top marks.