Results (men’s hammer not yet available)
PRINCETON, N.J. (4/8/17) – The Princeton men’s track & field team won six individual events and one relay on Day 2 of the Sam Howell Invitational at Weaver Stadium.
Freshman Joey Daniels won the 110-meter hurdles at 14.29, his fastest time as a collegiate in the event. That time is the second-fastest time ever run by a Princeton Tiger, behind Greg Caldwell ’16, who posted a 14.23 at the 2015 IC4A meet. Sophomore Sebastian Silveira also reached the finals, and took seventh at 15.29.
Senior Greg Leeper and junior Spencer Long went 1-2 in the 400-meter hurdles. Leeper clocked a season-best time of 52.78 for the win, while Long was right behind at 52.90.
In his first time competing in the 200 this season, junior Carrington Akosa earned a victory. He sprinted to a 21.57. Freshman Joe McGrath made his debut in the Orange & Black taking fifth at 22.13, while JC Colangelo was sixth overall and won his heat at 22.52. Colangelo had the top time for the Tigers in the 100 at 10.95, while sophomore Charles Volker was fifth at 10.97 and McGrath sixth at 10.99.
The Tigers claimed six of the top 10 spots in the 400 as Princeton won each of the three heats. Senior Ray Mennin had the best time overall at 48.73 and freshman Conor Matthews had a PR of 49.06 to take second. Senior Jabari Johnson clocked 49.27 to take fourth. Freshman Michael Zupko won heat 2 and was sixth overall at 50.12, and sophomore Cole Bransford was second in heat 2 and eighth overall at 50.47. Rounding out the top 10 was junior Brennan O’Connor. Who claimed a win in heat 2 at 50.85.
Junior Joshua Ingalls had the best collegiate time and second-best time overall in the 800. He punched in at 1:50.37. Junior Noah Kauppula was sixth at 1:51.91 and claimed the win in heat 2, while sophomore Franklin Aririguzoh was ninth overall with a time of 1:52.42.
Freshman Conor Lundy was seventh in his first 1500 of the season. He posted a time of 3:54.49, moving from 12th to seventh on the final lap.
In the relays, Princeton was just edged by Monmouth at the final line 41.71 to 41.72. Volker, Daniels, Josh Billington and Colangelo made up the relay.
The final event on the track, the 4×400 was controlled by Princeton as the Orange & Black had the three fastest times. Zupko, Johnson, Matthews and Bransford had the best time at 3:19.05, followed by Garrett O’Toole, Ingalls, Eric Schulz and Jared Lee at 3:22.42. Aririguzoh, Kauppila, William Paulson and Ramon Ayala ran 3:23.31.
Moved indoors because of win, the pole vault saw a PR come from senior Ben Gaylord to finish third. He cleared 5.10 (16-8.75) to surpass his previous best of 5.02, with the first time he made it over the 5-meter mark this season. That mark ties him ninth on the all-time records list in the pole vault. Junior August Kiles took fourth in the event clearing 5.00 (16-4.75) this afternoon.
Senior Chris Cook won the discus at 52.45 (171-1), claiming the victory on his final throw over teammate Jared Bell. Bell was second with a throw of 51.72 (169-8), which puts him on the Princeton top-10 list in the discus, coming in at No. 9. Junior Mitchel Charles was sixth at 49.71 (163-1). He had the best throw for the Tigers in shot put, taking third place at 17.80 (58-4.75.). That is his best throw in the outdoor shot put and good enough for seventh on the all-time outdoor list. Cook was fourth at 17.68 (58-0.25) and Bell was eighth at 16.13 (52-11).
Senior Xavier Bledsoe was the only high jumper to clear two meters, as he earned the win with a 2.02 (6-7.5) clearing the height on his first attempt.