Princeton wins distance relays
Tigers win second consecutive championship at Penn Relays
PHILADELPHIA - For the second consecutive year Princeton won a championship at Penn Relays.
The distance medley relay of senior Joe Stilin, sophomore Tom Hopkins, sophomore Michael Williams and Donn Cabral posted a time of 9:42.45 to win the race. Stilin started the relay off with a 2:59 in 1200 meters, before Hopkins ran one lap in 46.3 for the second leg. Williams ran 1:51.4 in 800 meters and Cabral anchored with a 4:05.8 in the final 1600 meters.
Princeton won the 4xMile last year capturing the program's first championship at the Penn Relays since 1931. Cabral was a member of that relay, along with Mark Amirault, Kyle Soloff and Chris Bendtsen.
The Tigers beat out relays from nationally-ranked squads No. 1 Texas A&M, No. 7 Indiana, No. 10 Texas, No. 12 Oklahoma and No. 22 Oregon. Princeton itself is ranked No. 24 in the national rankings.
In other events today, Adam Bragg was the runner-up in the College pole vault clearing 4.95 (16-2.75). In the 400-meter hurdles, senior Nilan Schnure ran 56.15 and Tom Scott 56.41.