Somewhere along the 19th mile mark of the ING New York City Marathon, the course travels along the backside of Columbia University, familiar territory for two former Lion standouts, both of whom finished in the top 50 among their genders.
Mark Olivier, who was an All-Ivy runner for the 2004 Heps Championship squad, was 38th overall in 2:28:55, the 11th American to cross the line. On the women’s side, two-time All-Ivy harrier Stephanie Lenihan was the 41st woman across the tape in 2:50:50.
UPDATE: Commenters have proven my memory to be quite faulty. We are up to FIVE top 50 finishers in the NYC Marathon! Penn grad Mike Cassidy finished 22nd overall (2:22:05) and Princeton grad Peter Bartlett was 44th (2:30:05) for the men while Princeton’s Mia Swenson was 45th (2:53:05) for the women. Congrats to the all of the running Heps Nation which competitors in the City today. If you know of other Ivy Leaguers who competed, feel free to give them a shout out in the comments!
ALSO: USATF New England hosted its cross country championships on Sunday in Boston’s Franklin Park and Princeton alum Emily Kroshus was third (21:12) in the women’s race and Yale grad Lucas Meyer was fifth (30:33) among the men.