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Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Mike McLaughlin

Eke Finishes With A Pair Of Ivy League Crowns

Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
          Release: 03/02/2014
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Men's Results | Women's Results

HANOVER, N.H. - Wtih four titles and a number of All-Ivy League honors earned, the Columbia men and women's track & field team capped the 2014 Ivy League Heptagonal Indoor Track & Field Championships on Sunday, March 2 in solid form. The women's team compiled a total of 85 points for third place behind a pair of Ivy League titels from Nadia Eke. The Columbia men's team tallied 64 points for fourth place with a couple of distance conference crowns.

THE COLUMBIA WOMEN

 

Long Jump Final

Nadia Eke – Ivy League Champion

With a leap of 5.74m, Eke earned her first Ivy League title in the long jump. In a game of inches, Eke measured just 0.25 inches further than Dartmouth’s Janae Dunchack to get the win.

Triple Jump Final

Nadia Eke - Ivy League Champion

Anna Williams – Third place

Eke captured her second title of the Ivy League Championships in the triple jump on Sunday. The Junior was phenomenal in the win settting a program record with a leap of 13.09, which stands 11th-best in the nation. Eke bested her previous school record of 12.93m set earlier this season to become the first Lions to surpass the 13.00m mark.

60m Hurdles Final

Iris Chijioke – Third Place

After a fourth-place finish in 2013, Chijioke returned in the 2014 Ivy League Championships to break into the top three with a time of 8.66.

5000m Run Final

Waverly Neer – Third Place

On Saturday, Neer posted a time of  16:23.65 for third-place in the 5000m run to add points for the Lions.

200m Dash Final

Ashley Cunningham – Second Place

Marvellous Iheukwumere – Third Place

After posting a leading time of 24.97 in the preliminaries on Saturday, Iheukwumere was in good position for Sunday's final heat. The senior was eclipsed by teammate Ashley Cunningham in the finals who finished runner-up at 24.66 and Iheukwumere placed third at 24.72.

60m Dash Final

Marvellous Iheukwumere – Third Place

With a time of 7.54, Iheukwumere clocked in at third-place for  her second top-five finish of the Ivy League Championships.

800m Run Final

Trina Bills - Third Place

For the second straight season, Bills posted a top –five finish in the 800m. Bills clocked in with a time of 2:08.03.

 

THE COLUMBIA MEN

 

3000m Run Final

Tait Rutherford - Ivy League Champion

Wtih a personal-best time 8:17.03, Rutherford captured his first Ivy League title in the 3000m run on Saturday. Rutherford was one of two Columbia runners to win individual Ivy League crowns at this year's championships.

1000m Run Final

Brendon Fish - Ivy League Champion

Another Lion to capture his first Ivy League titlethis weekend was Fish in the 1000m. Fish ran a first-place time of 2:25.28 to take home the crown, beating last year's victory time of 2:25.96.

800m Run Final

Harrison McFann - Runner-Up

Mcfann psoted a solid day in his stapled 800m run on Sunday. McFann was slightly edged for the title by .29 seconds with a second-place time of 1:50.76.

One Mile Run Final

John Gregorek - Runner-Up

Gregorek captured another second-place finish for the Lions in the one mile run on Sunday. After posting a third-place prelims time of 4:10.20, Gregorek bested his performance in the finals with a runner-up time of 4:02.00.

4x800m Relay

The sqaud of Rob Napolitano, Harry McFann, Byrin Jones and Brendon Fish combined for a second-place time of 7:30.31 to add points for the Lions. This time also marked the second best in program history.

Distance Medley Relay

John Gregorek, Noah Lartiguw, Alex Freemantle and Daniel Everett made up the runner-up sqaud in the men's DMR posting a time 9:48.99.

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