Cornell cross nation competed in Boston for the Ivy League Heptagonal Championship on Saturday, Oct. 28. With the Ivy title on the road, it was certainly one of its most necessary races of the season.
“One of the bodily, robust races for each [the men and the women’s race] that I’ve seen in a very long time,” stated head coach Mike Henderson. “We had lots of people’s footwear being stepped on… folks have been getting knocked round… it was actually fascinating to see the best way the workforce battled by means of that.”
Within the males’s race, it was Princeton and Harvard that dominated the sphere, with the Tigers and Crimson accounting for seven of the primary 10 finishers. Senior Rhys Hammond and junior Damian Hackett have been proper within the mixture of issues, although, ending in sixth and ninth locations, respectively.
Freshman Pierre Atiogbe, ending the 8,000 meter race at 24:48, was the following Cornell racer to cross the end line. Proper behind Atiogbe was junior Jake Gelfand. In fiftieth place after the primary 1,500 meters, Gelfand clawed his manner ahead, passing 23 runners all through the remainder of the race. Equally, sophomore Tyler Cannaday — Cornell’s remaining scorer — handed 15 runners within the again half of the race.
Cornell completed with 97 factors, edging out Yale’s 107 factors to say third place.
“It was thrilling to keep up our squad within the prime three after final yr’s [third place finish],” Henderson stated. “To nonetheless maintain that spot speaks loads to the dedication and focus these guys have had all yr.”
Within the ladies’s race, the Purple didn’t fare as effectively. The workforce’s first finisher was junior Augustine Haquet, ending in twenty second place with a time of 21:52. Proper on her tail was sophomore Mairead Clas, who clocked in at 21:59, and junior Marge Dalseth, who crossed the end line at 22:12.
Senior Bella DiPalermo completed in forty first place, passing twenty runners in between the 1,500 and three,100 meter markers. Rounding out the scorers was freshman Emma O’Day, who accomplished the race at 22:38.
“The ladies took numerous good steps ahead. [Some of the runners] improved 20, 30, 40 locations from final yr,” Henderson stated. “Simply wasn’t fairly sufficient to get us what we wished… we’ve got numerous power within the ladies’s workforce persevering with to construct going ahead from right here.”
A pair days after the race, the Ivy League introduced that Hammond was chosen to the First Crew All-Ivy League, with Hackett being chosen for the Second Crew All-Ivy,
“It’s an ideal accomplishment for them and an actual testomony to the work they’ve carried out all yr… they’ve some large objectives to maintain attaining so we’re excited to see what comes subsequent,” Henderson stated.