A few of the Ivy teams got a course preview at the Princeton XC Invitational this morning.
In the men's 8km race, the Columbia men finished 3rd while host Princeton finished 7th. Columbia's lineup featured 8 freshmen, one junior, and one senior. Senior David Vorbach led the team with a 5th place finish (24:19.1), followed by junior Tyler Berg (11th, 24:39.4). The team went 5-11-14-33-37-(70)-(83) and 1:03.8 scoring spread. Princeton's B-team lineup also featured a very young group: three freshmen, four sophomores, and one senior. Sophomore Duncan Miller was the first Princeton finisher (22nd, 24:58.6), followed by rookie Harrison Witt (27th, 25:10.6). Princeton's scoring was 21-26-32-42-67-(124)-(129) and a 52.8 scoring spread.
The women's race was marked as 6.1km. Host Princeton won both the individual and team titles, led by rookie Fiona Max (21:16.4). Princeton had six freshmen, two sophomores, and two juniors complete the race. Their scoring was 1-7-8-11-12-(14)-(15) and a spread of 40 seconds. Dartmouth was second in the team scoring (9-17-21-23-29-(35)-(41)), led by rookie Ellie Tymorek (21:52.6). The young team had a 44 second scoring spread. The lineup included 6 freshmen, two sophomores, two juniors, and two seniors. Columbia women sent a B-team to Princeton, where they finished 17th in team scoring (61-74-76-91-105-(118)), led by rookie Lillian Bradley (67th, 23:36.7).