Roar, Lion, Roar

Magnificent Seven

Five individual track and field athletes and two relay teams combined to bring the Lions seven titles at the 2019 Indoor Heptagonal Championship, held February 23–24 in Cambridge, Mass.

Katie Wasserman ’20 took the women’s mile title in 4:43.93, while Sam Ritz ’19 captured the men’s mile title in 4:06.70. Alek Sauer ’19 earned gold in the 1,000m run, and set an Ivy League meet record to boot, with a time of 2:21.96. Daniel Igbokwe ’20 earned the triple jump title with a 15.82m/51-11 jump. And Erin Gregoire ’19 won the women’s 3,000m with a dominating time of 9:25.65.

As for the team events, the men captured the distance medley relay on the strengths of Ritz, Solomon Rice ’19, Willie Hall ’20 and Brodie Holmes ’22, who combined for a time of 9:57.25. And Solomon Fountain ’21, Jackson Storey ’21, Sauer and Josiah Langstaff ’19 won the 4x800m relay in 7:35.85.