BASEBALL pitcher Steven Miller ’08’s final start had a rocky beginning: Two walks, an error, a hit batsman, and another walk in the first inning gave Cornell a 2–0 lead April 27. But Miller settled down, striking out 10 Big Red batters in seven innings and never allowing a hit in a 3–2 Princeton victory. Miller was the first Tiger pitcher to throw a complete-game no-hitter since Randy Blevins ’73 in 1973.
MEN’S and WOMEN’S TRACK each finished second to Cornell at the Ivy League Outdoor Heptagonal Championships May 10–11. Five Princeton women placed first in individual events: Jolee VanLeuven ’09, 10,000-meter run; Ashley Higginson ’11, 5,000-meter run; Megan Brandeland ’09, 3,000-meter steeplechase; Jessica Kloss ’09, pole vault; and Isabell von Loga ’11, shot put. Three Tiger men also took top honors: David Nightingale ’08, 5,000-meter run; Alex Pessala ’09, hammer throw; and Eric Plummer ’10, shot put.
WOMEN’S WATER POLO finished third at the CWPA Eastern Championships April 25–27, losing to host Michigan, 7–4, in the semifinals and beating Maryland in the consolation round, 9–2.
In MEN’S and WOMEN’S CREW, Princeton boats reached the grand finals of the four marquee varsity races at the Eastern Championships May 17–18. The women’s lightweight eight, competing in Camden, N.J., finished second to Wisconsin, while the women’s open eight placed fourth. The men’s lightweight eight, rowing in Worcester, Mass., placed second to Ivy-champion Cornell. The men’s heavyweight eight finished third, less than 0.18 seconds behind second-place Brown.