More Successful Outings for Ivy League on Day Two of NCAA Outdoor Championships
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Day two of the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships saw more success for the Ivy League, as two student-athletes earned All-America status and two others advanced in their events.
A total of nine Ivies competed in five events on Thursday. Penn sophomore Maalik Reynolds earned his third overall All-America status in the men's high jump and second-straight in the Outdoor Championship thanks to a jump of 7-04 ¼ to tie for sixth out of 24 competitors. One of those competing against Reynolds was Cornell sophomore Montez Blair, who finished in 14th-place with a leap of 7-0 ½.
Princeton senior Trevor Van Ackeren was one of three Ivies who ran in the men's 1,500m race. Van Ackeren just missed making it to the finals with a personal record of 3:42.83 to place 14th overall, but he did garner All-America status. Columbia senior Kyle Merber and Brown junior Erik Berg placed 21st and 24th, respectively, recording times of 3:48.03 and 3:52.72.
A pair of Tigers advanced to the finals in their respective events. Senior Donn Cabral finished first overall in the steeplechase with a time of 8:38.12 and junior Greta Feldman placed sixth in the 1,500m with a time of 4:12.73.
Two Ivies competed in the women's 10,000m. The 2012 Ivy League Outdoor Heptagonal champion, Cornell junior Katie Kellner, placed 21st with a time of 34:43.67 and Brown junior Olivia Mickle was close behind, crossing the line in 35:00.04 to place 23rd.
Cornell senior Nick Huber concluded his Big Red career on Thursday, placing 11th in the decathlon and nearly equaling his personal and school record with 7,616 points.
Day three of the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship will begin on Friday at 2:00 p.m.