A Princeton Relay Record & Triple Jump Win Cap off Penn Relays
PHILADELPHIA (4/27/13) – The Princeton men’s 4x800 relay erased a 45-year-old school record and junior Damon McLean won in the triple jump as the Tigers finished strong on the final day of the Penn Relays.
Junior Michael Williams, who has won two Championship of America relays last year, led off with a 1:51.05. Senior Nathan Mathabane followed with a split of 1:49.41 before passing off to senior Michael Palmisano who clocked a 1:52.27. Sophomore Bradley Paternostro recorded the fast leg at 1:48.90 as the Tigers finished in fifth place in the Championship of America relay at 7:21.65.
The previous record was 7:22.46 set in 1968 by Petur Gislason, C.Ross Todd, Alan Andreini and Werner Endrikate.
Another star shone in the center of Franklin Field as junior Damon McLean won the triple jump championship. McLean had a winning jump of 15.95 (52-4), recorded on his second attempt. He reached 15.25 meters of better on every attempt. McLean is the first Ivy Leaguer to win this event since 1929 when C.E. Green of Army won. Sophomore Nana Owusu-Nyantekyi placed seventh at 14.61 (47-11.25) on his final attempt.
The 4x400 clocked a 3:06.26 in the final event of the day to finish in fifth in the Championship of America relay. Junior Tom Hopkins ran 46.6 to start followed by sophomore Daniel McCord at 47.6, senior Russell Dinkins at 46.5 and senior Austin Hollimon anchored at 45.6. To note, Hopkins was on the Penn Relays winning DMR in 2012, while Dinkins and Hollimon won a national championship in the indoor DMR in February.
Day 2 Recap
PHILADELPHIA (4/26/13) – The men’s 4x400 relay won the heptagonal relay on Day 2 of the Penn Relays. It was no match against the rest of the Ivy League competitors as the Tigers won at 3:07.99.
Sophomore Daniel McCord, junior Tom Hopkins, senior Russell Dinkins and senior Austin Hollimon made up the relay and bested Cornell by nearly four seconds.
Princeton did not enter its national championship indoor relay into the distance medley relay, an event the Tigers won last year. The relay of senior Michael Palmisano, junior Tom Scott, sophomore Bradley Paternostro and junior Michael Williams clocked 9:41.98 to finished ninth.
The 4x100 relay of freshman Dre Nelson, freshman Hohn Hill, McCord and Hopkins posted a time of 41.65.
Scott opened the day with a 54.66 in the 400 hurdles, while freshman Jordan Myers ran 55.35.
In the field events, junior David Coneway was 10th in the Eastern pole vault, clearing 4.50 (14-9), while sophomore Scott Rushton was 16th in the Eastern shot put with a throw of 15.26 (50-0.75).
The Tigers wrap up the Penn Relays tomorrow, competing in the javelin, triple jump and in the 4x400 and 4x800 relays.
Day 1 Recap
PHILADELPHIA (4/25/13) – Princeton sophomore Eddie Owens was the runner-up in the Olympic Development steeplechase on opening day of the 119th Penn Relays on Thursday, April 25.
Owens ran a season-best 9:05.19. Sophomore Connor Martin placed seventh at 9:15.31 and junior Garrett Rowe clocked 9:49.60.
In the 10k, freshman Michael Sublette finished in 30:53.74 and classmate Brett Kelly ran 31:01.63.
The Tigers continue competition tomorrow beginning at 9 a.m., with the championship 400 hurdles. The distance medley relay looks to defend its Penn Relays title at 2:25 p.m.