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February 27, 2011

Tiger Men Claim Indoor Ivy Heps Championship With Record Point Total

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NEW YORK -- The Princeton Tigers won 11 individual events and two relays on their way to a record 215 team points and a 17th all-time title at the 2011 Ivy League Heptagonal Indoor Track & Field Championship.

Tiger distance standout Donn Cabral was named the Male Oustanding Performer of the meet after wins in the 3,000m and 5,000m runs.

With the exception of the 60m dash and 60m hurdles, the Tigers took top honors in all of the remaining individual running events.

Austin Hollimon won the 400m dash (46.61), Mike Eddy won the 500m (1:02.74), Russell Dinkins won the 800m in meet record time (1:48.29), Peter Callahan won the 1,000m in meet record time (2:22.94), Mark Amirault won the mile (4:10.60) and Cabral took the 3,000m (8:04.49) and 5,000m (14:08.58).

Princeton's 4x400m relay team of Tom Hopkins, Ricky Kearney, Eddy and Hollimon won in a meet record time of 3:12.83. Meanwhile, the distance medley relay team of Trevor Van Ackeren, Nilan Schnure, Joe Stilin and Amirault took that title in 9:47.74.

The Tigers also had success in the field events, beginning with Saturday's wins by David Slovenski in the pole vault and Craig Pearce in the weight throw. On Sunday, Damon McLean added a win in the triple jump and George Abyad won the shot put.

Cornell won the two 60m events with sophomore Jedidiah Adarquah-Yiadon claiming the 60m dash in 6.79 and junior Dan Hagberg won the 60m hurdles in 8.10. Last year's 60m hurdles champ, Tim Carey from Penn, was second in 8.19.

The Big Red also got an individual title in the long jump from freshman Steven Bell (23-8.75) and in the heptathlon from Nick Huber (5,319).

Columbia and Penn each tallied one event win. The Lions' quartet of Dylaan Isaacson, Matt Stewart, Sam Miner and Jeff Moriarty won the 4x800m relay in 7:28.64. The Quaker win came in the form of freshman high jumper Maalik Reynolds, who beat out Cornell's Chris Arlinghaus for his first career Ivy title. Reynolds, who entered the meet with a career-best mark of 7-3, made an attempt at 7-1, but ultimately finished with a best mark of 6-10.75.

Men's Team Standings
1. Princeton, 215
2. Cornell, 172
3. Dartmouth, 45
4. Harvard, 41
5. Penn, 32
6. Columbia, 31
7. Brown, 28
8. Yale, 25