It is very early in the indoor season, maybe too early to take much from this, but nine of the 12 Heps individuals and relays that are ranked among the nation’s top 10 so far come from Princeton University.
Here is a rundown across Heps.
Cornell junior Nick Huber has the best heptathlon score (5,370) in the nation at this point, the only Ivy League to top an event.
Princeton freshman jumper Damon McLean is second in the land in the triple jump (50-10) while sophomore teammate Russell Dinkins is fourth in the 400-meter dash (47.95).
Princeton sophomore Mel Newbery leads the way among the women with a fifth-place showing in the mile (4:52.83). Brown’s Samantha Adelberg is 10th in that same event (4:57.60). Staying in the mile, the Tigers have a pair of senior runners in the top 10 nationally with Trevor Van Ackeren (4:11.28) in seventh and Brian Leung (4:11.49).
The remaining two individuals among the rankers are both from Princeton and each is ranked ninth in their specialty — sophomore Peter Callahan in the 800-meter run (1:51.43) and senior Thanithia Billings in the weight throw (63-0 1/4).
Three relays are also ranked. The fifth spot in the distance medley relay is held down by Ivy Leaguers on both the men’s and women’s sides. The Tiger men have been clocked in 10:13.79 while the Cornell women crossed the line in 12:13.58. The Princeton men’s 4×400-meter relay (3:14.07) is currently listed 10th.
To see the updated Ivy League ranked list, please click here.