Ivy Potpourri

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We have had a lot of news pile up on our work desks – finally, we have a chance to share them.

Flortrack released an interview with Princeton alum Peter Callahan (Pr ’13), talking about his transition to New Mexico, where he will be using up his outdoor eligibility.  At the end of the interview, the interviewer, Gordon Mack, challenged Callahan to a simple “feat of athleticism”.  Check out the interview here.

Earlier this week, shoe company Hoka One One announced Cornell alum Sage Canaday (Cor ’08) is one of the professional ultra-marathon racers the company has signed to join their elite training team.  The Daily Relay caught up with Canaday and asked him about his 2014 plans and his new sponsorship.

When he is not throwing the javelin, Dartmouth alum Sean Furey (D ’04) is taking pictures on behalf of the Navy.  Some of Furey’s photos were incorporated in a special feature on the USS Arizona Memorial as he was allowed access to photograph the funeral service of a former USS Arizona veteran from the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Harvard alum Chas Gillespie (H ’10) is now an online author.  Last year, he released an e-book “Born to Run Barefoot”, his personal take on barefoot running and how it is related to running injuries.  It’s available on Amazon.  He is also now a regular contributor to the Thought Catalog website while training/blogging with the Team Indiana Elite running club.

Princeton’s hammer queen, Julia Ratcliffe, is a blog writer in her own right.  She’s contributing her training progress to the  Athletics New Zealand blog “The Road to Glasgow”, which focuses on five Kiwi athletes whose goals are to compete in the 2014 Commonwealth Games.  Her latest entry is up here.

Columbia University Athletics released a Q&A yesterday with their star sprinter, Marvellous Iheukwumere.  Her ultimate goal is to qualify for both the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships with a large contingent of Columbia Lions.

In December, Track & Field News released their annual listing of High School All-Americans, eligibility moves, and ratings of the incoming freshmen classes (which is published in their January 2014 edition).  Five current Ivy League freshmen were recognized as High School All-Americans: Jade Miller (Harvard – 300/400 Hurdles), Nikki Okwelogu (Harvard – Discus), James Randon (Yale – 2 Mile), Rudy Winkler (Cornell – Hammer),  and Josh Whitener (Harvard – Hammer).  Miller and Okwelogu helped the Harvard women’s incoming class get a # 9 ranking for the women’s teams.  Miller even received a featured interview by friend-of-Hepstrack Rich Sands regarding her choice to go to Harvard.  Sure, you can try to read it in the image above, but we recommend you check out the magazine itself.

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