April 30, 2014

TRACK & FIELD | Red Breaks Records Over Weekend

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By JOEL COOPER

After showing strong performances at the Penn Relays, the Cornell men’s and women’s track and field teams continued to see positive results last weekend at the Red Invitational. The squads combined for six event wins, 13 ECAC/IC4A qualifiers and over 40 top-five event finishes.

The Red came home from the Penn Relays boasting many new records. Freshman Grant Sisserson became the first Cornellian polevaulter to break 17’ outdoors, taking down the Penn Relays event record and the Cornell freshmen and school records with his massive 17’1” clearance. (5.21m, IC4A)

The men’s sprint medley team quickly built on Sisserson’s success, running 3:21.01 to break the school record that has been on the books since 1969. With sophomore Larry Gibson and senior Kinsley Ojukwu running the 200-meter legs, senior Bruno Hortelano-Roig competing in the 400m section and senior William Weinlandt going the distance for the Red in the 800m anchor leg, the sprint medley team raced to an impressive fifth place finish in the Championship of America. MONIQUE HALL / SUN STAFF PHOTOGRAPHERSenior Weinlandt excelled in the 800m anchor leg, helping the squad take fifth in the Champions of America.

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