PRINCETON, N.J. – Senior Jade Ellis leapt to an outdoor personal best (with legal wind 0.7) of 25-1.25 to take second place in the IC4A long jump Saturday afternoon at Princeton University’s Weaver Stadium, highlighting a strong second day of action for the Blue Devils at both the IC4A and ECAC Championships.
Ellis, the Duke record holder in the event, took the lead in the first round and held onto it until the final round, when an athlete from Manahattan College edged him by 1cm. Ellis fouled on his final attempt to take back the lead but held on for the silver medal, scoring eight points for the Duke men and securing All-East honors.
Both Cory Nanni and Molly Lehman qualified for tomorrow’s finals in their runs of the 1500m today. Nanni advances with a fifth-place time of 3:46.07, his second-fastest run at the distance, while Lehman clocked a third-place 4:24.38 in the ECAC event. Both were NCAA Regional marks.
The men’s 4x800m relay team of Ken Sullivan (1:55.), Joshua Lund (1:52.3, PR), Stephen Clark (1:51.7), and Chris Rowland (1:51.1) clocked a seasonal-best overall time of 7:30.33 to win the first of three heats and move on to tomorrow’s final. There, the lineup will be tweaked to include Lund, Clark, Rowland, and Nanni – who will come back from the 1500m to anchor.
In women’s 4x800m action, the team of Katie Apibunyopas, Katie Doswell, Emily Schwitzer, and Patricia Loughlin clocked 8:57.67 to qualify for the finals and take sixth. In the finals, Lehman will come back from the 1500 to run a leg of the relay.
Pole vaulter Amy Fryt tied for eighth place with a clearance of 11-11.75 to earn All-East recognion.
Leslie Morrison advances to the finals of the ECAC 800m set for tomorrow, with her time of 2:10.54.
Through two days, the Blue Devil women sit in fifth place with 19.25 points. The men are 11th with 12 total points.
Results and schedule for the meets is available at Lancer Timing.