NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Dartmouth men finished fifth at the 2017 Ivy League Heptagonal Outdoor Track & Field Championship held at Yale.

The Big Green used a huge effort by a trio of competitors in the final event of the day – the decathlon — to move up into fifth and leap over the host Bulldogs by a single point, 64-63.

Princeton won the meet and team title once the decathlon totals were announced as the Tigers posted eight points in the event, while then-first place Cornell finished with zero, allowing Princeton to move ahead with a 156-149 edge in scoring. Penn (86) and Harvard (85) were the two teams ahead of Dartmouth, while Columbia (48) and Brown (31) were seventh and eighth, respectively.

-       Senior Nico Robinson improved on a Second-Team All-Ivy League performance from a year ago in the decathlon to win the event and earn First Team honors in 2017.
-       Robinson posted 7338 points en route to the individual crown. In all, Robinson won the 100m, long jump, shot put and 110m hurdles, while taking second in the pole vault and third in both the high jump and discus.
-       Benjamin Ose added eight points to the team total in addition to Robinson's 10 thanks to a second-place finish, earning All-Ivy League Second-Team recognition. Ose was the decathlon winner of the pole vault and amassed 7192 points in the 10 events and was the only individual close to Robinson's total.
-       Finally, fellow sophomore Ben Colello was fourth overall in the field with 6509 points and added four more points to Dartmouth's final score. Colello was a three-event winner, taking the top spot in the 400m, the discus and the javelin.
-       Those 22 points in the decathlon were tied for the most by any team, men's or women's, in any event all weekend along with the Dartmouth women in the javelin and the Harvard women in the long jump.
-       Senior Julian Heninger was third in the 5000m, just missing All-Ivy honors. Heninger ran a 4:17.33 to secure six points for the Green and White.
-       Sophomore Alec Eschholz missed out on second-place, All-Ivy Second-Team honors and an additional two points by two-thousandths of a second. Eschholz and Spencer Long of Princeton were both timed at 51.91 in the 400m hurdles, but when going to the next figure to determine second place, it was deemed that Long had crossed in 52.906 compared to Eschholz's 52.908. Sophomore Parker Johnson was sixth in 53.36, giving the Big Green seven points between the two.
-       Freshman Shawn Ohazuruike was fifth in the final of the 110m hurdles in 14.56 with senior Alex Frye right behind in sixth with a 14.59 to his credit.
-       The 400m final saw Amos Cariati take sixth in 48.39 to earn a point.
-       The quartet of Trevor Colby, Michael Thurston, Reed Horton and Pat Gregory took fifth and earned two points in the 4x800m relay, running a combined 7:32.27.
-       Dartmouth was also fifth in the 4x400m relay as Myles Holt, Zachary Plante, Phillip Gomez and Amos Cariati posted a 3:13.38.

Nico Robinson – First (Decathlon)
Benjamin Ose – Second (Decathlon)
Corey Muggler – Second (Long Jump)