NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Columbia's Natalie Tanner came though with a victory in the 10,000m run during day one of the Ivy League Outdoor Heptagonal Championships, hosted by Yale.
The senior went 34:16.63, besting the field by over 35 seconds to take home a victory in the event. The win for Tanner bested her third place finish in the outdoor 5,000m run a season ago at Heps.
Tanner's run was one of a few finals on the first day of Outdoor Heps, as most of the finals begin tomorrow.
In the men's pole vault, Robert O'Brien claimed fifth place, topping his prior school record in the event when he cleared 5.11m (16-9.25).
The women turned in the top time in the 800m run behind Brittney Wade, who went 2:09.92 in the prelims, while Sarah hardie posted the sixth fastest time at 2:10.96. Akua Obeng-Akrofi has the conference best 400m time on day one and will be joined by Iman Sule in tomorrow's final, while Obeng-Akrofi has the conference second best 200m time on day one at 23.54.
Anna Williams scored points for the women on day one, taking fifth in the long jump at 5.81m (19-4.25).