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Reilly Sets 60M Record as Men in 4th after Day 1 of Heps

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By Doug Austin

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Dartmouth men's track & field senior Connor Reilly set a new program record in the 60 meters Saturday at the first day of competition at the 2013 Ivy League Heptagonal Championship meet at Harvard's Gordon Track.

Reilly broke his own record in the event by six-hundredths of a second as he ran a 6.77 to earn the top qualifying spot in Saturday's preliminaries. Reilly's previous best time of 6.87 set last season fell on this day as the Big Green senior sprinter beat out the next-fastest competitor by a tenth of a second.

After one day, Dartmouth is fourth with 20.5 points. Harvard leads the pack with 32 as a majority of final events still remain for Sunday afternoon.

Classmate Brett Gilson made the biggest splash on the first day as he earned seven points in the pole vault, tying Cornell's David Kim for second place. Both cleared 15-5.0/4.70 on the first try before both missed at the next height increment.

Sophomore Thomas Servino earned six of Dartmouth's points in the weight throw with a toss of 59-4.75/18.10m.

Moving on to Sunday's final in the 400m will be freshman Edward Wagner after posting the seventh-fastest qualifying time in the event, crossing the line in 49.47.

Like Wagner, sophomore Luke Decker will move on to Saturday, doing so in the 1000m as he ran a 2:29.09 in the event's prelims.

The men's team will be back in action Sunday morning with the high jump set to begin at 10:30 a.m.