Donn Doubles Down Again

Posted: 29 May by Brett Hoover in Uncategorized

UPDATED: Adds women’s steeplechase news along with discus and triple jump for the men.

After the steeplechase events at the NCAA East Preliminaries were washed away last night in Greensboro, N.C., Princeton sophomore Donn Cabral woke up ready to run on Saturday.

Now one of 16 Ivy Leaguers who have advanced to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore., Cabral ran the second-fastest steeplechase time in Ivy League history, finishing in 8:35.60. He and Louisville junior Matt Hughes were the only runners under 8:40.

Cabral’s time was the best by a Leaguer in the last quarter century as Dartmouth’s Michael Fadil posted 8:29.01 back in 1985. The fastest time in between Fadel and Cabral was 8:36.17 by Dartmouth’s Sam Wilbur in 1994.

Cornell sophomore Adrien Dannemiller was a hard-luck finisher. His 8:47.80, in the same heat with Cabral, was not only the fastest non-qualifying time, it was better than three of the runners who advanced to Eugene automatically from other heats.

Three Ivy women have also earned their tickets to Eugene in the steeplechase as Princeton junior Ashley Higginson (10:20.85), Cornell senior Stephanie Pancoast (10:30.62) and Yale sophomore Anne Lovelace (10:32.92) sloshed their way to qualifying times.

Brown senior Bryan Powlen advanced to Eugene in the discus throw by finishing third with a toss of 182-3, but his senior teammate Reginald Cole missed by just two inches in the triple jump, closing his career with a leap of 51-1 1/2.

The first 16 headed to Oregon:

800: Chris Labosky, Yale
10k: Duriel Hardy, Brown
Steeple: Donn Cabral, Princeton
High jump: Justin Frick, Princeton
Discus: Bryan Powlen, Brown
Javelin: Craig Kinsley, Brown

400: Sharay Hale, Columbia
800: Kate Grace, Yale; Kim Standridge, Cornell
10k: Sarah Cummings, Princeton
Steeple: Ashley Higginson, Princeton; Stephanie Pancoast, Cornell; Anne Lovelace, Yale
Shot put: Danielle Grunloh, Brown
Hammer: Brynn Smith, Brown
Javelin: Victoria Imbesi, Cornell


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