PRINCETON, N.J. (2/9/13) - The Princeton men's track &
field team extended it's HYP win streak to 22 straight as the Tigers defeated
Harvard and Yale at Jadwin Gym on Saturday, Feb. 9.
The Tigers scored 88 points, while Harvard was second with
59, followed by Yale with 23.
Through the first seven events Harvard was in the lead. After
the triple jump, high jump and 3,000 were scored Princeton took the lead and
would hold it through the next six events.
Princeton claimed nine out of a possible 11 points in both
the triple and high jumps. Junior Damon McLean won the triple jump with a PR of 15.57, recorded on his second attempt. Sophomore Nana Owusu-Nyanteky
was the runner-up with a PR of 15.50 and freshman Jake Scinto fourth at 13.74. Junior
Omar Jarrett was the winner in the high jump, clearing 2.04. Sophomore Stephen
Soerens finished in second with a jump of 1.99 and senior Richard Sheldon was
fourth at 1.94.
Princeton went 1-2 in the 3,0000. Junior Jonathan Vitez ran
a PR of 8:10.01 to win the event while sophomore Sam Pons posted a time of 8:12.16.
Junior Tom Hopkins won the long jump and 400. In the long
jump, Hopkins reached 7.25 on his second attempt and had another jump of 7.20
to surpass the best jump by the second-place finisher from Harvard. McLean was
third at 7.17 to give Princeton seven points in the event. Hopkins then claimed
the win on the track, as the only sprinter to run the 400 in under 50 seconds
Princeton got eight out of a possible 11 in the 1,000. Junior
Michael Williams ran 2:28.83 for the win. Senior Nathan Mathabane and freshman Jamie
Fehrnstrom were third and fourth at 2:31.73 and 2:33.94, respectively.
The Tigers went 1-2-4 in the 60-meter hurdles. Freshman Gregory
Caldwell clocked 8.10 for the win, while Sheldon hit 8.17 for second place and
sophomore Rob Mohr was fourth at 8.24. Mohr had a PR in the prelims at 7.91. In the 60, freshman Dre Nelson picked up
the win sprinting to 6.84 while classmate John Hill was third at 6.88.
The Tigers claimed first and third in both the 500 and 800.
Sophomore Bradley Paternostro won the 500 at 1:05.90 with junior Tom Scott
third at 1:06.85. Senior Russell Dinkins placed first in the 800 at 1:53.42
with freshman Brian Poirier third at 1:56.59.
Eight points came from the 200 where sophomore Daniel McCord
claimed the win at 22.13. Senior Sebastian Steffen was second at 22.82.
Other point scorers included Scott Rushton in the shot put and
Bryan Oslin and David Coneway in the pole vault.
Princeton capped the meet by winning the 4x400 and 4x800
relays. McCord, Scott, Hopkins and freshman Travis McHugh beat out Harvard by
five seconds at 3:18.89. The 4x8 of senior Michael Palmisano, freshman David
Pugliese, Mathabane and Dinkins beat Yale in a dual by more than 22 seconds.
Princeton hosts the Princeton Invitational next Saturday,
Feb. 16, in the final meet before Heps.