Heps Is Closing In

As we march toward Outdoor Heps — May 10-11 at Yale’s Dewitt-Cuyler Complex — we have some information that relates.

First, we urge you to sign up if you are coming. Click here to do so, as that act will not only help you stay on top of what you need to know, it will help create awareness of the event to people who might be interested in attending. Sign up, invite friends. Spread the word.

Here’s ticket information. Single-day adult admission will be $10 with a two-day championship pass available for $16. Students with a valid ID and children will save 50 percent ($5 and $8).

HepsTrack.com visited the venue Saturday for the first Mark Young Invitational and there are some new features at the Complex, most notably the turf infield and a second long jump runway (which can be seen on Google Earth from the schedule link below). That will allow the multi-event jumps to run simultaneously with the open events and make for a shorter schedule. We love a shorter schedule and you can view it by clicking here.

Above is a photo of Mark Young flanked by Yale Senior Associate Director of Athletics Barbara Chesler and HepsTrack co-founder Patricia Melton, who was an All-American for Young in the 1980s.

For those unfamiliar, you can take in the hammer and the shot within view of the track upon entering the complex through the tunnel under Derby Avenue. The javelin is thrown just down the hill behind the backstretch, where the team tents will be stretched out come Heps’ weekend.

We are hearing that the Indoor Heps Championships will likely be moving to Boston next year after scheduling conflicts arose with The Armory in New York. On Friday we made inquiry with the League to confirm that Harvard would host the 2015 Indoors, but have not received response.

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