How ‘Bout A Project


One of the great things about the Penn Relays is that I get to work with former Penn runner Josh Seeherman, who always brings energy and enthusiasm. He has a deep knowledge of all things track & field and he remains a huge fan of Heps.

Such a fan that he recently emailed me this: “In the aftermath of Ben True’s 5k time that was the best by a Heps athlete ever, we definitely need an ‘all-time all races alumni’ records list.”

Now, that is far easier said than done, but we are game. And we hope you are, too. Josh decided to start, offering the all-time Heps’ grad men’s marathon record of 2:08:47 set by Bob Kempainen at Boston in 1994 (although Josh points out that he was aided by a strong tailwind). That’s Kempainen above.

So, if you think of a post-grad recordholder, offer it up in comments. Thanks to Josh, this effort is now underway.

6 Responses to “How ‘Bout A Project”

  1. Mary says:

    Well it is probably safe to say that Adam Nelson leads in the shot put department, while Anna Pierce probably leads the women’s 1500m (3:59.38 in 2009 Zurich) and steeplechase (9:27.56 in 2008 in Olympic trials).  Meredith Rainey-Valmon in the 800m (1:57.04 in 1996 Olympics) may not last for much longer if Morgan Uceny has her say in it.  Erison Hurault in the 400m (45.40 in 2007 Sacramento CA).
    But I am really curious on how many sprinters/hurdlers have competed professionally after they were done with college… the Ivy League (in recent years) tend to have produced more distance runners in the professional ranks.

  2. Simon says:

    Lisa Stublic of Columbia in the women’s marathon, 2:30.46.

  3. Mary says:

    Oh and Brenda Taylor for the 400IH: 53.36 on July 11, 2004 in Olympic Trials.

  4. Joshua says:

    I think the women’s field events are going to be the toughies . . .

  5. Brett Hoover says:

    Chris Lambert must have had some killer wind-legal times in the sprints. I am going with Trinity Gray in the 800.

  6. Tiger says:

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think Paul Morrison of Princeton ran 13:22 – faster than True’s time of 13:24.