April 15, 2014

TRACK & FIELD | Robbins Breaks Cornell Javelin Record at Invitational

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One week after coming back from a spring break trip to the west coast and competing in the Stanford Invitational, the men’s and women’s track and field teams sent split squads on the road to compete in two mid-season meets.

The selected men either traveled to the George Mason Invitational in Virginia or the Bucknell Invitational. The women hit the road as well, traveling to Pennsylvania to take on Bucknell.

Both squads saw great success, with many individuals earning ECAC and IC4A qualifiers and exhibiting personal bests. For the Red men’s team, junior Rob Robbins showed a stellar performance at Bucknell, setting a new school record in javelin for his 248’11” throw. He currently ranks at No. 2 in the event.

For some of Cornell’s younger competitors, the weekend trip was the first outdoor competition on the road, an important stepping stone in the development of some of the teams’ newer faces. Despite the travel, the Cornell teams impressed in both individual and relay events while competing against national and Ivy League rivals.

CONNOR ARCHARD / SPORTS PHOTO EDITORSenior Dan Scott took home the triple jump crown at Bucknell, ­recording a third jump of 14.7 meters.