PRINCETON, N.J. – A school record fell and three athletes scored points on the final day of the IC4A/ECAC Track & Field meet, today at Princeton.
Daniel Igbokwe tied for first place in the triple jump, breaking an 18-year old school record in the process. The rookie went 15.63m (51'3.5”) to tie for first, breaking Cie-Jai Brown's school record of 15.62 from 1999. The personal best leap was huge for Igbokwe, who had a previous best of 15.20m from the Virginia Challenge.
The women were led on the final day by Akua Obeng-Akrofi, who competed in the 200m dash. The junior clocked a 24.17 second time for third, giving Columbia six points.
Maryam Hassan was also a point-scorer for the Lions, taking fifth place in the triple jump at 12.07m (39'7.25”).
On the first day, the men had personal best performances from Brian Zabilski in the 5,000m run, winning the race in 14:10.90, while Keenan Piper was sixth in the 3,000m Steeplechase at 9:00.56. Also on day one, Erin Melly put forth a personal best effort in the 3,000m Steeplechase at 10:25.59 to claim third.
Columbia now awaits the field for the 2017 NCAA East Prelims, which is hosted by Kentucky, May 25-27.