Two Quakers take home Ivy Heps titles

First-year sprinter Moforehan Abinusawa won the 60m and second-year distance runner Bronwyn Patterson was victorious in the 800m.

winners wearing medals after the Ivy League Indoor Heptagonal Championships: top winners were Abinusawa and Patterson.
First-year sprinter Moforehan Abinusawa, left, and second-year runner Bronwyn Patterson. Images: Ivy League

Two members of the women’s track and field team won individual titles at the Ivy League Indoor Heptagonal Championships over the weekend at Dartmouth in New Hampshire.

With a time of 7.45, first-year sprinter Moforehan Abinusawa took the top spot in the 60m. Harvard fourth-year Tina Martin placed second (7.48) and Harvard second-year Izzy Goudros finished third (7.51). Christiana Nwachuku, a first-year runner for the Red & Blue, came in seventh (7.59).

Second-year runner Bronwyn Patterson won the 800m in record-breaking fashion. Her time of 2:04.54—second-best in school history—broke a 16-year-old meet record and a 39-year-old facility record. Yale third-year Samantha Friborg placed second (2:06.98), and Princeton third-year Margaret Hock finished third (2:07.01). Second-year Quaker Chloe Hassman came in seventh (2:15.38).

The women’s track and field team finished with a third-best 90.5 points at the Ivy Indoor Heps. Harvard won for the second year in a row with 177 points and Princeton placed second with 151.5 points.

The men’s track and field team finished fourth at the Ivy Indoor Heps with 48 points. Princeton won with 164 points.

First-year hurdler Shane Gardner finished second in the 60m hurdles with a time of 7.92. Harvard third-year Samuel Bennett won with a time of 7.85.

In the heptathlon, fourth-year Andrew Colbert finished second with 5,272 points, and fourth-year Michael Hermes finished sixth with 4,844 points. Princeton’s Philip Kastner won the event with 5,492 points.