Dual Meet Report

Earlier today the preseason men’s dual meet rankings were released. They are:

1. Arkansas
2. Texas A&M
3. Texas
4. Nebraska
5. Michigan
6. North Carolina
7. Akron
8. LSU
9. Oklahoma
10. Indiana State

Last week, the women’s rankings were released.

Last week’s scores

There were just two dual meets last week, as most teams weren’t back on campus yet.

Men
Navy 91, Princeton 89
Navy evened the all-time series to 21 wins apiece by winning the meet in classic fashion, on the closing 4×400 relay. Princeton’s Tom Hopkins did quadruple duty, winning the 200, 400 and long jump, and running third leg on the ultimately unsuccessful 4×400 relay.

The loss will certainly downgrade the Princeton Tigers in the dual meet rankings, and their only remaining competitive opportunity to up their standings is in the traditional Harvard-Yale-Princeton tri-meet. Navy’s program is built around one goal, beating Army in the Star Meet, and they look tough right now.

Women
Western Michigan 92, Toledo 55
Western Michigan easily beat Toledo, as the Rockets held back most of their stars. The Broncos could possibly make next week’s Dual Meet Rankings, as they will be extended to a top 20 teams. The ironwoman award for this meet goes to WMU’s Iris Campbell, who won the 200, 60 hurdles, and high jump, and took third in the long jump.

Upcoming Meets

The big one this weekend is at Arkansas, where #3 Texas comes in to meet the #1 team in the country. The loser is pretty much out of the running for the indoor dual meet national title.

Friday, January 11

Akron and Buffalo at Eastern Michigan
Akron’s men are ranked #7. The field events begin at 4pm, running events at 6pm.
Host website and preview | Live results

St. John’s, St. Joseph’s & Rutgers at Princeton (women only)
Princeton is ranked #10. The field events begin at 5pm, running events at 6pm.
Host website and preview | Live results

Oklahoma State at Arkansas (women only)
Arkansas is doing men’s and women’s meets back-to-back, rather than at the same time. Arkansas is ranked #5. All action begins at 4pm local time (5pm ET) and will be completed by 6pm.
Host website | Live results | Live webcast

Texas at Arkansas (men only)
This is the big one. Texas is ranked #3, Arkansas is ranked #1. Action starts at 6pm local time (7pm ET).
Host website | Live results | Live webcast

Saturday, January 12

Illinois State at Indiana State
Indiana State has one of its toughest teams ever, as the Sycamore men are ranked #10 and the Sycamore women are ranked #7. The Coughlan-Malloy Cup goes to the winner of this meet.
Host website and preview

Purdue at Indiana
This traditional rivalry has been rather one-sided lately, as Indiana has been a national power and Purdue has been near the bottom of the Big Ten. The best high jump ever achieved in an indoor dual meet is 2.28m (7′ 5¾”); if Indiana’s Olympic medalist Derek Drouin is jumping, then this record will probably go. All the action begins at 4pm.
Host website | Live results

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One Response to Dual Meet Report

  1. Maserda says:

    It should be noted that Princeton did not run many of their distance studs in their dual with Navy (Russell Dinkins, Peter Callahan, Chris Bendsten, Alejandro Arroyo-Yamin, etc). They will likely be in the HYP tri-meet in February.