Track Finals Filled With Personal Bests

Racing against the big names of the East like Rutgers and University of Connecticut, the Red didn’t place in the top three for either conference final — but they made up for it in the way of multiple personal bests throughout the weekend.

Red-Quaker Team Downs Brits

Over the weekend, the track team teamed up with Penn’s track and field team at Franklin Field in Philadelphia for an international win. The Red represented the red, white and blue, as well as individually: both the men’s and women’s squads scored enough points to win the event on their own.
The biennial event was scored following traditional British scoring, with event winners notching one point for their team.
Of the 16 points scored by the American tag-team in the 16-3 win, 10 were scored by the Red.
Sophomore Adrienne Dannemiller won the 3000-m steeplechase in 9:02.40. The steeplechase is an international event that appears during the Olympics. The event includes 28 hurdle jumps and seven water jumps, which are 3.94 meters long.

Red Will Team With Penn To Battle U.K. Track Teams

Both the men’s and women’s track teams have been sleeping with the enemy this past week, metaphorically speaking. Cornell has been hosting the Oxford and Cambridge squads since Tuesday as they get set to compete in the traditional biennial Cornell-Penn vs. Oxford-Cambridge meet this weekend in Philadelphia. Those on the Red’s squad who do not make the trip to Franklin Field will travel this weekend to Cortland to compete in the Cortland Invitational.
For over a century, the Cornell track team has united with its counterpart at Penn to compete against the two British universities. The meet will be scored according to traditional British rules in which each event title will be worth one point. There are 19 total points that can be accumulated.

Cornell Track to be Represented at Bucknell, Tenn. Invitationals

This weekend, both the men’s and women’s track teams will be represented by competitors at the Bucknell Invitational and the Sea Ray Relays at the University of Tennessee.
Both squads are coming into this weekend after impressive showings at last weekend’s Penn Invitational. At Penn, the women’s team produced five event wins and more than 20 top-5 finishes. Lou Duesing, the head coach of the women’s team, thought that his athletes competed remarkably well in Philadelphia, particularly considering the challenging weather conditions.

Seniors Lead W. Harriers at Kane Invite

Parting was such sweet sorrow but victory was just sweet for the Red as both the men’s and women’s squads were split between the Kane Invitational at Barton Hall and the Virginia Duals at the Armory in New York City.
At home, the squads faced many of their upstate rivals. The Red excelled as the squads totaled 10 event wins, eight of which were by the women.
The women’s team saw their experienced leaders emerge victorious, as the seniors trumped the competition. Janice Nsor won the 60-m with a time of 0:07.78, Tameka Royal took first in the 400-m dash with a time of 1:00:21 and placed third in the 200-m dash with 0:27.01 and Carissa Jones took first in the 500-m with a time of 1:21:71.

Men’s, Women’s Track Excel in Upstate Challenge

In the first scored meet of the season, the men’s and women’s track and field teams shined, taking first place in the Upstate Challenge.
Buffalo took second on the weekend, but on the women’s side it wasn’t much of a struggle. The Red handled the competition easily this weekend, posting 294 points, with second-place Buffalo far behind at 115 points.
Senior Jeomi Maduka proved once again how far she could take her team. Maduka posted a NCAA-leading 21-9 in the long jump, a feat that was also good enough to break her own Ivy League record in the event. But that was not all for Maduka at the Upstate Challenge; she also won the triple jump (42-11 ½) and 60-m dash in 7.55 seconds. Maduka, however, realizes that there is always room for improvement.

To End 2008, Red Will Host Relays

The men and women’s track teams will be competing in the annual Cornell relays this weekend. This indoor meet will consist of 17 teams — including nearby Colgate, Syracuse and Ithaca College — as Cornell looks to continue its recent regional success.
Acting as a building block for the rest of the season, the Cornell relays will be the Red’s first and last meet of 2008. The Red will not compete for a month over winter, highlighting the importance of coming out strong at the relays and showing that it has not lost its stride since last season.
Having won the last six outdoor Ivy League championships and four out of the last six indoor Ivy League championships, the men’s team is expecting to come out strong this weekend.

A Cornell Sports Weekend King Leonidas Would Be Proud Of

Madness? THIS IS SPARTA … I mean ITHACA!
I am not even kidding: if there has ever been a time to show your school spirit and attend a Cornell sports event, this is it. Cornell sports are absolutely amazing this Friday through Sunday.
You have a chance to see three teams with projected NCAA entrants: that’s three teams with some of our nation’s best athletes, right here, at Cornell!
THIS IS BLASPHEMY!
Cornell sports … advancing on a national level?