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

Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications                                                                      Release: 07/18/2013
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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 Outdoor Track & Field: Five Numbers to Know
1876 First season 15

Heptagonal titles

3 NCAA Champions 42 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 125 individual outdoor Heps champions
• Named Regional Coach of the Year five times since 2000.
• Won 13 Outdoor Heps titles


Two to Watch

Tom Hopkins '14
• Two NCAA appearances and All-America honors
Eight-time Ivy League Champion
• Scored in 24 events in his Heps career
• Holds school records in outdoor 400 (46.23) and 4x400 (3:05.86)


Greg Caldwell '16
• Set school record in the 110 hurdles at 14.28 at Heps
• Top Tiger, finishing 3rd in the 110m hurdles at Heps
• Scorer at Indoor Heps placing 6th in the 60m hurdles


 Five Princeton Men's Outdoor Track & Field Facts

• Princeton is just the 10th team in the NCAA to sweep all six titles (men and women) in a single academic year (2010-11). The Princeton men have won the triple crown six times, including twice in the last three years.

• The 2012 NCAA champion in the steeplechase is Princeton's Donn Cabral '12. A month after winning, The Bowerman candidate made the US Olympic Team and finished 8th overall at the London Olympics.

• Princeton has had a competitor in the NCAA championships every year for the last eight years, and has had a qualifier in all but four years in the last 33 years. 

• Princeton owns five Ivy League records: steeplechase, 4x400 relay, high jump, shot put and hammer throw.

• Of Princeton's 42 All-America honors, 12 are distance, 10 are jumps, 8 are relays, 7 are middle distance, 3 are throws and 2 are sprints.

 

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