Roar, Lion, Roar

Lions Win Seven Ivy Track Titles

Columbia men and women took home seven individual titles at the 2017 Ivy League Heptagonal Outdoor Track & Field Championships, hosted by Yale May 6–7.

Robert Napolitano ’17 became an eight-time Ivy League champion by capturing the 1,500m run and anchoring Columbia’s winning 4x800m relay team, which also included Sam Ritz ’19, Willie Hall ’20 and Alek Sauer ’19. In addition, Ryan Thomas ’18 won the 5,000m.

On the women’s side, Akua Obeng-Akrofi ’18, who represented Ghana at the 2016 Rio Olympics, won the 400m, Sarah Hardie ’18 captured the 800m, Henna Rustami ’17 took the 5,000m and Natalie Tanner ’17 won the 10,000m.

In the team competitions, Columbia’s women finished fourth and the men came in seventh.