Last weekend was awesome. Most every Heps team was in action and the performances were superb. This weekend, well, it will be much quieter as half of the teams will compete at regional events and the other half takes the weekend off in preparation for the adidas Wisconsin Invitational, which has become perhaps the best in-season event in the nation.
Columbia will run in the Metropolitan Championships at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx on Friday while Brown, Dartmouth and Yale will send teams to the New England Championships at Franklin Park in Boston Saturday. It would be surprising to see any of the teams run at full strength given the approaching Wisco meet, which will make or break chances for at-large berths to the NCAA Championships.
Great news: As of last night, all eight Ivy schools have twitter feeds for their track & field teams. Here is a great way to get information as it happens — HepsTweet. You can subscribe to the list and be in the know. At the end of the year we will be giving awards to the funniest and most useful accounts. Don’t hold me to that, but be funny and useful.
Okay, I tried to never reference “Hey There, Delilah” again out of respect to Miss DiCrescenzo, who has to be sick of it. I even drew an email of praise a year ago for never mentioning it during the USA Track & Field Nationals. But then Puma made a deal out of it and I was drawn back in. And now the Columbia Spectator. Sorry, Delilah!
The 2012 USA 10-mile Championships on tap for the Twin Cities on Sunday. Okay, just Minneapolis. Some of the names include Mo Trafeh, Janet Bawcom, Abdi Abdirahman, Chris Solinsky, Julie Culley and Kara Goucher. And of course, they will need to watch out for Ben True, Lindsey Scherf and Zac Hine. Go Heps!