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38 Days, 38 Sports: Men's Indoor Track & Field

Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications                                                                      Release: 08/15/2013
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Damon McLean is a two-time All-America in the triple jump.
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As a countdown to the start of the 2013-14 athletic schedule, GoPrincetonTigers.com will take a look at each of Princeton's 38 sports. A new post will be added each day Monday through Friday until the first Princeton athletic event on Aug. 31.

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 Princeton Men's Indoor Track & Field: Five Numbers to Know
1921 First season 17

Heptagonal titles

10 NCAA Champions 23 All-America honors 17 Olympians

 Head Coach

 Fred Samara
36th season as head coach in 2013-14
• 2nd US finisher, behind Bruce Jenner at the 1976 Olympics
• Coached 123 individual indoor Heps champions
• Named Regional Indoor Coach of the Year in 2004, 2007, 2011 and 2012.
• Won 17 Indoor Heps titles


Two to Watch

Damon McLean '14
• 14th at the 2013 Indoor NCAAs; 8th at the 2012 Outdoor NCAAs in the triple jump
• 2013 Heps Most Outstanding Field Performer at Indoor Heps after winning both the triple and long jumps
• Regional Indoor Field Athlete of the Year in 2013
• Three-time Heps indoor triple jump champion (and twice outdoor)
• Holds school record in the outdoor triple jump (16.03m)


Dré Nelson '16
• Set school record in the 60 at 6.84 at HYP
• Ivy League runner-up in the outdoor 4x100 relay
• Scorer at Indoor Heps placing 6th in the 60


 Five Princeton Men's Indoor Track & Field Facts

• Princeton has won 13 Indoor Heps titles in the last 21 years (1994, 95, 96, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 04, 07, 10, 11, 12)

• Princeton is the reigning indoor NCAA distance medley relay champion. Peter Callahan '13, Russell Dinkins '13, Austin Hollimon '13 and Michael Williams '14 won the event at 9:33.01 in Arkansas last winter.

• Since 2000, 14 Tigers have competed in the NCAA Championships in 19 events. Thirteen have finished in the top 10.

• Princeton owns 10 Ivy League records: 55, 3000, 5000, 4x400, 4x800, DMR, Pole Vault, Long Jump, Shot Put, Weight Throw

• Of Princeton's 23 All-America honors, 8 are in relays, 5 are in jumps, 5 are in throws, 4 are in middle distance and 1 is in distance,

 July 10 - Baseball
July 11 - Field Hockey
July 12 - Football
July 15 - Women's Tennis
July 16 - Men's Heavyweight Crew
July 17 - Women's Basketball
July 18 - Men's Outdoor Track & Field
July 19 - Women's Open Crew
July 22 - Men's Lacrosse
July 23 - Women's Squash
July 24 - Men's Golf
July 25 - Women's Volleyball
July 26 - Men's Basketball
July 29 - Women's Lacrosse
July 30 - Men's Hockey
July 31 - Women's Swimming
Aug. 1 - Men's Tennis
Aug. 2 - Women's Cross Country
Aug. 5 - Wrestling
Aug. 6 - Women's Indoor Track & Field
Aug. 7 - Men's Cross Country
Aug. 8 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field
Aug. 9 - Men's Swimming
Aug. 12 - Women's Hockey
Aug. 13 - Men's Lightweight Crew
Aug. 14 - Women's Soccer
Aug. 15 - Men's Indoor Track & Field

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