Nemo Trying to Crash the Party


Many teams across the Northeast were expecting to have a final fast race before the conference championship season begins.

However, Mother Nature has other plans.

Winter Storm Nemo is projected to dump a LOT of snow on Friday into Saturday morning, with the heaviest snow projected in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont.   And unfortunately, it does impact some of the Ivy League action.

The Boston University Valentine’s Invitational, a meet that typically yields national championships qualifying marks, has been cancelled.  Previously, runners from Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, and Yale were scheduled to compete.

The Lafayette Rider Winter Games that is being held at the NYC Armory on Friday, has announced they will be expanding their fields to allow more teams to join if their original meets were cancelled.  Currently, Columbia and Penn are the only Ivy teams attending.

No word yet on if any other Ivy League meets will be cancelled.  If that remains the case, here’s a list of the other action for this weekend:

  • Brown is scheduled to attend the MIT Co-Ed Meet on Saturday.  UPDATE: MIT has cancelled this meet.  Brown will next compete at the USATF New England Championships on February 17th.
  • Cornell hosts the Robert J. Kane Invitational on Saturday, beginning at 10am.  Heat sheets are available at this link.  UPDATED HEAT SHEETS AND SCHEDULE as more teams have been added to the event.
  • Cornell will also be sending athletes to the SPIRE Collegiate Invitational in Cleveland, Oh.  Live results will be available.
  • Dartmouth is scheduled to attend the UNH Throws Meet on Saturday.
  • Princeton hosts the annual tri-meet with Harvard and Yale on Saturday.  Events begin at 10am and live results will be available.  As long as she isn’t snowed in, Mary Boggs will make it to Princeton to do some live tweeting of the meet (#HYP).  Princeton won both the men’s and women’s meets last year.

We will update the meets if there are any other modifications.

Regardless where you are or where you will be travelling this weekend, be safe out there!

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