Larry Ellis Invite: Men's Results | Women's Results

Virginia Challenge Results

NEW YORK - The Columbia track & field teams put forth a handful of impressive performances this weekend while competing at both the Virginia Challenge and Princeton's Larry Ellis Invitational.

Brittney Wade snapped her own school record in the 800m run, while Akua Obeng-Akrofi was first among college competitors in the 400m, and Natalie Tanner won the 10,000m.

Both Wade and Sarah Hardie impressed in the half-mile, with the senior Wade taking sixth palce in 2:05.30. That time for the Bethesda, Maryland, native was well ahead of her 2:06.17 that she set the outdoor school record with a season ago. Hardie came through in a personal best 2:06.68, claiming ninth place overall.

For Obeng-Akrofi, a 52.93 in the 400m gave her a personal best time ever in her featured event. The junior was second behind an unattached runner, but was first among college competitors in the race, and clocked the second best time in school history.

Tanner was also impressive in the 10,000m run, taking first place in 33:48.20. The senior recorded the second fastest time in school history for the win, and trails only Caroline Bierbaum's 2005 Columbia record of 32:44.51.

Other highlights for the women included Nell Crosby taking third in the steeplechase at 10:18.41 for the second best time in school history, and Anna Williams finishing eighth in the invitational triple jump at 12.71m.

A trio of runners on the men's side clocked fast times in the 800m at Virginia. Josiah Langstaff led the way, taking 11th place at 1:49.85 for a PR, while Alek Sauer was 12th in 1:49.94, and rookie Willie Hall was 14th in 1:50.17.

The men also had a first place effort in the triple jump from Daniel Igbokwe, who went 15.20m along the way.

The best finishes during the Larry Ellis Invitational included a runner-up finish by Sarah Macdonald in the 1,500m run at 4:34.76, while Erin Gregoire was fifth in the 3,000m run at 10:13.52.