Navy repeats in Heptagonals TRACK AND FIELD


Navy's men's team, getting two victories from junior jumper Joel Robertson and a solid performance from distance runner Greg Keller, and Brown University's women's team, led by jumper Margaret Crumety and runners Kimani Paul-Emile and Susan Smith, repeated as team champions at the annual Heptagonal Games Association Indoor Track Championships at Navy's Halsey Field House Saturday and yesterday.

The Midshipmen rolled up 128 1/3 points, netting six first places, to win their second straight men's title and fourth overall. Service academy rival Army was second with 82 points, Pennsylvania third (73 1/3 ) and Princeton fourth (64) in the 10-team field.

The Bears rolled up a meet-record 156 points and had the highest margin of victory in the 13-year history of the Women's Indoor Heptagonals. Cornell was second with 101 points followed by Penn (61 1/2 ) and Princeton (50).

Robertson won both the long jump and triple jump for the Midshipmen, taking the long jump with a 24-1 jump and repeating as the triple jump champion with a leap of 50-8 1/4 .

He has won the triple jump in three straight Heptagonal championships, two indoors and one outdoors.

Keller, a three-time All-America and last year's Outstanding Male Performer in this meet, repeated as the 3,000-meter champion (8:13.81), was second in the 800 meters, and had the first leg on Navy's winning distance medley relay (10:02.30).

Other first places for the Midshipmen were the 5,000-meters (Todd Washburn in 14:20.00), and the shot put (Rich Harrison with a 54-3 3/4 ).

The men's oldest record, the pole vault, fell Saturday when Mamadou Johnson of Pennsylvania won with a 17 foot, 3/4 inch jump, breaking a mark that stood for 21 years. Princeton 35-pound weight thrower, Witold Grzymala-Buss, was named the Outstanding Male Performer for his winning toss of 63-7 3/4 , which qualifies him provisionally for the NCAA Championships.

Crumety took the long jump with a Heptagonals record 19-7 3/4 and the triple jump (39-7 1/4 ). Paul-Emile defended her 200-meter championship with a Halsey Field House record :24.94, won the 55 meters (:07.25) and anchored the mile relay team to a win.

Smith took the 55-meter hurdles with a fieldhouse record :08.06, was second in the 55-meter --, and third in the 200-meter --.

Cornell's Loren Mooney pulled off a double yesterday, winning back-to-back women's races -- the mile (4:55.95) and the 800 meters (2:11.46).

Susan Culler of Cornell won the pentathlon (3,556 points), was first in the high jump (5-7 1/4 ) and was sixth in the long jump.

Princeton's Kristin Beaney was named the Outstanding Female Performer after winning the 5,000 meters in 16:32.58, which qualifies her provisionally for the NCAAs, and finishing second in the 3,000 (9:40.03).

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