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The Ivy League On Its Izumo Ekiden Experience


A day after its 14th-place finish at the 28th Izumo Ekiden, JRN sat down with the members and staff of the Ivy League Select Team in Shinjuku to talk about their races and experience.  Their own words, in 35 seconds or less:

Henry Sterling (Dartmouth): First Stage (8.0 km) - 24:48 (17th of 20)

John Gregorek (Columbia): Second Stage (5.8 km) - 18:54 (20th of 20)

Chris Bendtsen (Princeton): Third Stage (8.5 km) - 27:39 (18th of 20)

Steve Mangan (Dartmouth): Fourth Stage (6.2 km) - 18:44 (13th of 20)

Will Geoghegan (Dartmouth): Fifth Stage (6.4 km) - 18:53 (11th of 20)

Jake Sienko (Columbia): Sixth Stage (10.2 km) - 31:21 (9th of 20)

Ben de Haan (Cornell): alternate

Brian Masterson (Dartmouth): alternate

Jack Fultz: head coach

Bill Okerman: manager

Atsushi Yoshimura: Inter-University Athletics Union of Japan official:
"14th place this time was a bit disappointing.  I'm optimistic for better results next year, so please continue to cheer for the Ivy League team."


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