The Ivy League outdoor track and field season is well underway and at the Sam Howell Invitational at Princeton earlier this month a pair of hammer throwers had the biggest impact.
Tiger senior Alex Pessala flung his implement 220-9, the second-longest toss in Heps history. Yale’s James Driscoll’s League record in that discipline has stood at 228-2 for 22 years now.
Meanwhile, Dartmouth senior Emily Daly came within eight inches of breaking the League’s women’s record in the event. Her 194-8 toss threatened the mark established by Harvard’s Nicky Grant in 2002.
And no Ivy report is complete without detailing the exploits of Cornell senior Jeomi Maduka, who opened her outdoor season by returning to her native state and winning the long jump at the prestigious Texas Relays (21-6). Maduka then posted a triple jump of 43-9 the following day.
Neither mark was a personal best, but both were close.
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