National Champion!!!

Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard

Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard

There is nothing we can add that the picture above does not already say. Ratcliffe’s NCAA Title in the hammer throw was a truly historic moment for the program. Not only was it the first National Title in the storied history of Princeton Women’s Track & Field, but it preserved the University’s 43-year streak of having at least one varsity sport national champion (you can read more about that on Tigerblog) Continue reading

Six Still Standing

Women's Regional Team

Women’s Regional Team

Eighteen Tigers competed at the NCAA regional/preliminary round last weekend. From that group six qualified for the NCAA Finals in Eugene Oregon (For those new to the NCAA regional format, the top 48 marks for each event qualify to compete at the regional meet. The top 12 in each event at the East and West regional then advance to compete at the NCAA final).

Men's team meeting

Men’s team meeting

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The Past, Present & Future

It was like Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol this past weekend as Weaver Stadium saw the past, present and future converge in an exciting 24-hour time period.

 

THE PAST

Liz Costello

Liz Costello

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Records Galore

What a great few weeks the Tigers have had!

At the Stanford Invitational seniors Chris Bendtsen (28:49.08) and Tyler Udland (28:57.25) both broke Joe LeMay’s school 10k record, which had stood for 25 years.

At the Princeton Quad Meet both Damon McLean (16.11m, 52-10.25) and Imani Oliver (12.91m, 42-4.25) set new school records in the triple jump.

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Getting Off Track

WeaverExpHaving spent the entire year talking about all the great things our student-athletes are doing on the track, this past weekend’s Mentoring Program session on job search and interview tips was a great reminder of the things the team is doing off the track.  Which makes this seem like a good time to talk about a few of the things our students are going to be doing this summer.

Freshman Bryant Switzer has been accepted to the Coach for College Program. Through this service learning program Bryant will be a living embodiment of Princeton’s “Education Through Athletics” mission. Over the summer he will be teaching one academic, one athletic and one life-skills course a day to children in rural Vietnam. The goal is to give the students lifelong learning skills, to promote higher education options and enhance the athletic skills of those who might not otherwise have access to these resources. You can learn more about the Coach for College program by clicking here

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