Kicking It Up Another Gear

photo courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications

This weekend has historically been one of the fastest weekends during the indoor season as there are plenty of high quality meets available across the country.  For one meet, the fast performances are a result of intense rivalries.  Here’s the lowdown on what is going on this weekend within HepsNation:

– Cornell will be hosting the Kane Invitational on Friday and Saturday (in 2011, the Cornell men won 10 events while the women won 12 events at this non-scoring meet).

– Dartmouth and Princeton will send portions of their teams out to Seattle, WA for the Flotrack Husky Classic.  The Flotrack Husky Classic has typically yielded many NCAA qualifiers, particularly in the longer distance events, due to its oversized track and nationally-ranked competition.  The meet begins on Friday and will last through Sunday (Flotrack will be providing live coverage during the meet).

– Cornell and Dartmouth will travel back to Boston University for the Valentine’s Invitational, where many teams in the Northeast will attempt to set NCAA qualifying marks (Flotrack will be providing video coverage of the races).  The meet is set for Saturday.

– Brown, Columbia, Cornell, and Penn will participate in the Millrose Collegiate Invitational, which will be on Saturday before the Millrose Games.

– Dartmouth throwers will stay close to home for the Throws Meet at the University of New Hampshire on Saturday.

– Harvard will host their annual tri-meet with Yale and Princeton on Saturday.  The Princeton men have won the tri-meet the last seven times while the women have won four in the last five years.

Outside of the Millrose Games, the HepsNation alumni will be competing as well.

– Anna Pierce and Beck Christensen are set to be the Ivy representatives at the USATF Classic in Fayetteville, Arkansas on Saturday (the meet will be broadcasted on ESPN2 on Sunday from 12:30 to 2:30pm).  Pierce will be competing in the 1500m while Christensen will compete in the high jump.

– St Louis will be the host of this year’s USA Cross Country Championship on Saturday (there will be a live webcast on  So far, Sean Barrett (Harvard), Jarrod Shoemaker (Dartmouth), Liz Costello (Princeton), and Stephanie Pancoast (Cornell) are scheduled to run.


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