A Quick Six

Nadia Eke
Nadia Eke won the triple jump at the Ivy League outdoor track-and-field championships with a leap of 12.92 meters. Photo: Gene Boyars / CU Athletics

Six of Columbia’s track-and-field athletes won Ivy League titles at the 2014 Outdoor Heptagonal Championships at Yale on May 11. Claiming individual titles were junior Nadia Eke in the triple jump, senior Marvellous Iheukwumere in the 200-meter dash, and senior Harry McFann in the 800 meters. The men’s 4×800-meter relay team won its fourth Ivy League title in five seasons, with freshman runner Rob Napolitano, senior John Gregorek, senior Brendon Fish, and McFann eking out a narrow victory. McFann, in the anchor position, ran alongside Brown’s Henry Tufnell for the last 100 meters before overtaking him on the line, winning by just three-tenths of a second.

The following week, a total of ten Lions were named to the All–Ivy League track-and-field squad. They included, in addition to the six champs, senior Trina Bills, junior Waverly Neer, freshman Gardenia Centanaro, and junior Daniel Everett.