January 28, 2014

TRACK & FIELD | Red Excels in Upstate Challenge

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By LISA AWAITEY

The victorious men’s and women’s track and field team continued its impressive run at the Upstate Challenge in Barton Hall on Friday and Saturday. As the weekend came to an end, the women’s team logged a total of eighteen ECAC qualifications and six first place finishes, while the men’s team recorded 22 IC4A qualifying finishes, five event wins, five all-time Top-10 school performances and two freshman records. Junior Stephen Mozia’s performance was the highlight of the weekend, setting a school record and a Nigerian national record in shotput.

The men’s and women’s teams both finished in first, scoring 174.50 and 162.00 points, respectively.

Sophomore Hillary Holmes kicked off the strong performances for the Red on Friday with a first-place finish and an ECAC qualification in

Connor Archard / Sun Senior PhotographerLeaps and bounds | Sophomore Hillary Holmes finished first in the pentathalon on Friday with the second-best performance in Cornell history.

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