No. 8 — The Lone Star State

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Earlier this month, we discovered that the Ivy League has fed the track team at the University of Texas with five graduate athletes — Lawrence Adjah, Mike Carmody, Weldon Johnson, Samyr Laine and Owen Washburn. So it stands to reason that Austin would also feed Heps as well and with six current athletes from that city, only New York, Los Angeles and Newport Beach, Calif., can brag of more.

Last year only one Texan — Cornell’s Mecha Santos — earned first-team All-Ivy status and that came as part of a 4×100-meter relay. But at Outdoor Heps in 2009, three different senior Lone Star women won field event titles — Harvard’s Becky Christensen (high jump), Cornell’s Jeomi Maduka (long jump) and Cornell’s Maria Matos (discus).

Getting to know Texas a bit more:

Texans are fond of belt buckles and animals. After all, the state has officially designated rodeo as the state sport and the Texas longhorn as the state large mammal. But that’s not all. There are also designees for small mammal (the nine-banded armadillo), flying mammal (Mexican free-tailed bat), dog (Blue Lacy), dinosaur (Brachiosaurus) and reptile (Texas horned lizard).

The 30 Ivies from Texas:

Austin (Liberal Arts & Sciences) — Marvellous Iheukwumere (Columbia ’14)
Austin (McNeil) — Christina Alexander (Dartmouth ’11)
Austin (St. Michael’s Catholic) — Sean Welleck (Penn ’13)
Austin (St. Stephen’s) — Alexandra Tully (Yale ’14)
Austin (Westlake) — Ben Stephenson (Brown ’13)
Austin (Westlake) — Lucy Stephenson (Brown ’13)
Colleyville (Colleyville Heritage) — Cody Love (Columbia ’14)
Coppell (Hockaday) — Jordan Brown (Penn ’12)
Dallas (Episcopal School) — Tyler Funk (Harvard ’12)
Dallas (Hockaday) — Adriane McCray (Penn ’12)
Dallas (Ursuline Academy) — Melanie Wilcox (Dartmouth ’13)
Ferris (Ferris) — Casey Leamon (Cornell ’14)
Highland Village (Marcus) — Rachael Apfel (Harvard ’14)
Houston (Cypress Creek) — Kelley Roach (Cornell ’14)
Houston (Strake Jesuit) — James Webb (Princeton ’13)
Houston (Westbury Senior) — Philip Pierott (Columbia ’12)
Irving (Irving) — QueenDenise Okeke (Columbia ’13)
Justin (Northwest) — Chris Bain (Cornell ’14)
Katy (Cinco Ranch) — Sonate Dan-Princewill (Cornell ’13)
Keene (Southwest Christian) — Buddy Yow (Brown ’12)
Lancaster (St. Mark’s School) — Jacques Barjon (Harvard ’12)
Pearland (Dawson) — Jennifer Bush (Cornell ’14)
Pharr (Pharr-San Juan-Alamo) — Julian Caballero (Yale ’14)
Plano (Plano West) — Samantha Anderson (Princeton ’14)
San Antonio (Communication Arts) — Mecha Santos (Cornell ’11)
San Antonio (Winston Churchill) — Paul Snyder (Columbia ’13)
The Woodlands (The John Cooper School) — Tim Cousins (Columbia ’14)
The Woodlands (The Woodlands) — Thomas Sanderson (Columbia ’14)
Tyler (Bishop Gorman Catholic) — Racquel Satterwhite (Dartmouth ’14)
Tyler (Northfield Mount Herman) — Ablorde Ashigbi (Harvard ’11)

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