I'll be the first to ask: What the heck, Harvard men? 5th?
And Princeton men graduate no one - oy.
coast xc wrote:
So you're saying he lost 35 seconds in the last 400m?
Well, those were my projections at the beginning of the month. Official team placings today:
"Do Princeton women beat Dartmouth (for 4th) at HEPS?"
Feels crazy, doesn't it, to be projecting Princton's women--who went 1-2-3-4-5 at Heps, not too long ago--to be off the podium? And maybe in the bottom half of the League? I've known P. Farrell, in some previous falls, to start his team off a bit slowly and come on like gangbusters later. For the Princeton women, October is historically "their month"; they're at Wisco next week, and I (strongly) suspect will take a nice step up.
Okay, if I *have* to make a prediction (I never have before)--very much subject to change:
3. Columbia (very close)
Yes, I feel stupid putting a *great* team like Yale fifth, and I will be completely unsurprised if they finish on the podium and make me feel stupider. (I don't feel any less stupid picking Harvard for seventh, btw--their potential is massive--or Columbia, who could win the whole thing, third.) But this is what I'm going with now.
Could be wrong, but I thought I heard Mark Young saying that yesterday Chapman tried to warm up and couldn't. Apparently it was something that sudden.
C/M Runner wrote:
According to the coach, Leakos is recovering from bronchitis but the coach thought he was strong enough to run today as he appeared ok during practice earlier in the week. Korolev got the stitch and finished 22nd.
I'm surprised no one is asking what happened to Yale, as they finished in a distant 5th. They're going to lose their ranking this week, but apparently, their number 1 runner Millie Chapman did not run today.
Check out hepstrack.com for photos and interviews (they should be available by tomorrow morning). Also, the ivy league office should have some kind of video recap available tomorrow as well.
Can anyone tell an old guy where there are photos, or even video recaps?
Bendsten and Leakos were clear of the field with 1k to go. I have no idea how Leakos finished 19th but it didn't matter.
The Harvard men screwed up. First guy gave up around 3.5k (holding a "cramp") never to be seen again. Second guy blew a gasket with 600m to go and went from 2nd to 19th. What a joke. They need to toughen up. Both might as well started walking.
You mean faster right?
In case you are interested, the course at Princeton runs between 40-50 seconds slower than VCP.