Sohie Cantine is now the only woman in Princeton’s program history to rank top 10 all-time in the mile, 1K, and 3K. Sam Ellis finished at the Boston University Valentine Invitational with a mile time of 3:57:66, a new school record.
The men had a number of strong performances over the weekend at the HYP meet, including two Ivy-league leading marks in the pole vault and 1000m run. There were several other first-place finishes, including the triple jump. The men came first overall with 89 points, well ahead of both Harvard (28 points) and Yale (63 points).
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.
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.
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.