February 19, 2014

TRACK AND FIELD | Cornell Performs Well, Breaks Records at SPIRE

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The Red track and field squad took its talent to Geneva, Ohio on Friday and Saturday to compete in the SPIRE invitational. The meet was a strong showing for the Red, with both the men’s and women’s teams breaking Top-10 school records, while competing against several Big 10 teams. The women’s team racked up a total of 15 ECAC qualifications, with the 4X400 team breaking a nine-year-old school record. The men finished the meet with nineteen IC4A qualifications, two school records, five Top-10 Cornell performances, an Ivy record and a new Spanish record, set by senior Bruno Hortelago-Roig.

The women’s 4X400 team, consisting of senior Ebolutalese Airewele, sophomore Udeme Akpaete, junior Zena Kolliesuah and junior Elyse Wilkinson, placed second in the meet, running 3:38.48, besting the former Cornell record and logging the third best indoor time in Ivy League history.

Connor Archard/ Sun Senior PhotographerSenior Bruno Hortelano-Roig set both Ivy League and Spanish records this weekend