May 11, 2008
New Haven, CT - The men improved one place from their seventh place finish a year ago, clinching sixth place with 50 points at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships at Yale this weekend. Cornell clinched the overall title (199).
The lone two first-place finishes came from senior Ozzie Myers (Chittenango, NY) and freshman Craig Kinsley (Fairfield, CT) in the steeplechase and javelin, respectively. Myers ran a 9:08.72 in the 3,000-meter race, edging out Cornell's Ian Ward by a tenth of a second. Kinsley hurled a 199-07 throw for his first career Heps title. Junior Sam Urlacher (Billings, MT) came in fourth in the javelin at 196-09.
In the triple jump, senior Ikenna Achilihu (Monroe, LA) took second, leaping 51-01.00 to break the school record for the second time this season. Junior Matt Jasmin (Middletown, NY) ran to a 14.71 fourth place finish in the 110-meter high hurdles.
For the throwers, sophomore Bryan Powlen (Kewanna, IN) turned in a third place performance in the shot put (52-07.50) and a fifth place finish in the discus (159-04). Junior Eric Wood (Eugene, OR) took fifth in the hammer with a toss of 181-11. In the longer distance events, sophomore Duriel Hardy (West Chester, PA) took fifth at 14:43.15 in the 5K. Senior Ari Zamir (Ridgewood, NJ) grabbed sixth in the 10,000-meter run with a 30:38.62 time while fellow senior Ryan Graddy (Del Mar, CA) was right behind him in seventh at 30:41.31.
Jasmin, freshman Marc Howland (Cleveland Heights), senior Deshaun Mars (Brooklyn, NY) and junior Joey Mastrangelo (Plainsboro, NJ) seized sixth place in the 4x100 relay; their time of 41.88 was just behind Dartmouth's sixth place time of 41.87, and Yale's first place time of 40.90.
The 4x400 relay team of sophomore Kevin Cervantes (Los Angeles, CA) and juniors John McManus (Chester, NJ), Mastrangelo and Sean O'Brien (Westborough, MA) turned in a time of 3:17.53 to grab seventh place.
The Bears will travel to Princeton this weekend for the ECAC Championships.