We’re Halfway There…

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I’ve always seen the indoor non-championship season as more of a two month affair, with the end of January being the halfway point.  While a few teams opt to compete in December, the bulk of the competition takes place in January and February, with many aiming to score a berth in the championship season.  What starts the championship season?  Why, Indoor Heps, of course!  We are at one month until Indoor Heps, which are returning to the Gordon Indoor Track in Cambridge, Mass. on February 28th.  A facebook event has been set up, and to date, 98 people have declared they are planning to attend the meet.

Let’s take a look at how the conference stands at this point.  First up, the men:

There are going to be quite a few new faces on the top of the Heps podium next month.  Nine of the individual events contested at the 2014 Indoor Heps were won by seniors (as for the other classes, juniors won 4 events while sophomores only won three).  In addition, 46.8% of the All-Ivy honorees (top-2 in a given event) and 39% of all of the scorers from those 16 events were also seniors.

We have seen a lot of the pre-Heps favorites already compete this season in the sprints, jumps, and throws, so we can have a sense of who could make the finals in those respective events.  But like in the many years before, the mid- to long-distance and relay events are a little light in terms of participation.  To date, only two men have competed in the 5,000m, as well as only 1 school having competed each of the three relays that are to be contested at Indoor Heps.  This will change as more top-tier meets, like the BU Valentine’s Invitational, PSU Sykes & Sabock Invitational, NYC Armory Invitational, and Millrose Games will be held these next few weekends.

But for this current snapshot, I have tallied up the scores for this “halfway-Heps” meet, based on the event rankings as seen on the Track and Field Results Reporting System website (which has converted a lot of marks to sea-level, banked 200m track equivalents).  Heps scoring is for the top 6 finishers in an event (10-8-6-4-2-1).  I included all events, including thin rankings for the 5,000m and relays, and I did not even try to guess if the doubles shown in these rankings would come to fruition.  Also behind the cut are the top-10 performances in the conference to date, where I used the top-6 results for the scoring.

And so, the results of the “Halfway-Heps” and the performance listings are…

Halfway-Heps Results – Men
Cornell – 159
Princeton – 116
Columbia – 67
Penn – 59
Harvard – 57.5
Brown – 48
Dartmouth – 44.5
Yale – 34

Men’s Performance Listing, as of 1/27/15

60m

1. Johnson, Malcolm (Harvard), 6.75
2. Hill, John (Princeton), 6.85
3. Akosa, Carrington (Princeton), 6.89
4. Paulino, Brailin (Cornell), 6.93
5. Browne, Bryan (Columbia), 6.94 hand-time
6. Weigel, Ryan (Cornell), 6.95
6. Hynes, Ryan (Cornell), 6.95
8. Nelson, Dre (Princeton), 6.96
9. Buskey, Brett (Dartmouth), 6.97
10. Mondelli, Max (Harvard), 6.99
Notes: Johnson’s time ties him for the 3rd fastest in conference history.  Hill is the 2014 outdoor 100m champion and the top returning scorer from the 2014 final.

200m:

1. Akosa, Carrington (Princeton), 21.72 *
2. Alexandre, Marc-Andre (Yale), 22.08
3. Johnson, Malcolm (Harvard), 22.14
4. Albertson, Brent (Princeton), 22.16 *
5. Kelly, Ryan (Brown), 22.18
6. Couitt, Adam (Dartmouth), 22.30 *
7. Oyewole, Oluwatosin (Brown), 22.32
8. Senior, Brandon (Penn), 22.35 *
9. Lucken, Ryan (Cornell), 22.36 *
10. Buskey, Brett (Dartmouth), 22.41 *
10. Weigel, Ryan (Cornell), 22.41 *
10. Pfaff, Brian (Brown), 22.41

400m:

1. Wiseman, Jeff (Penn), 48.25 *
2. Attah, Tobenna (Cornell), 48.47 *
3. Smith, Michael (Cornell), 48.73 *
4. Kelly, Ryan (Brown), 49.18
5. Gomez, Phil (Dartmouth), 49.19 *
6. Switzer, Bryant (Princeton), 49.47 *
7. Mennin, Ray (Princeton), 49.57 *
8. Timmins, Tom (Penn), 49.71 *
9. Cooper, Stanford (Cornell), 49.73
10. Colello, Ben (Dartmouth), 49.75 *
Note: Kelly is the top returning scorer from the 2014 final.

500m:

1. Wiseman, Jeff (Penn), 1:03.21 *
2. Timmins, Tom (Penn), 1:03.80 *
3. Olloqui, Cisco (Cornell), 1:03.94 *
3. Gomez, Phil (Dartmouth), 1:03.94
5. Hammond, Corey (Columbia), 1:04.46
6. Emrich, Zachery (Brown), 1:04.49 *
7. Ostrowski, Ben (Brown), 1:04.71 *
8. Attah, Tobenna (Cornell), 1:04.87 *
9. Hebert, Cameron (Cornell), 1:04.94 *
10. Rowe, William (Yale), 1:05.15
Note: Olloqui is the top returning scorer from the 2014 final.

800m:

1. Reck, Connor (Harvard), 1:50.78
2. Aranda, Jonas (Harvard), 1:51.27
3. Looney, Billy (Harvard), 1:52.28
4. Roemer, Sebastian (Cornell), 1:53.78
5. Clapacs, Alex (Cornell), 1:53.81 *
6. Ostrowski, Ben (Brown), 1:54.22
7. Thomas, Ryan (Columbia), 1:54.59
8. Gmür, Thomas (Yale), 1:55.20
9. Baxter, Sam (Cornell), 1:55.57 *
10. Crawford, Matt (Cornell), 1:55.83 *
Note: Looney is the top returning scorer from the 2014 final.

1,000m:

1. Fish, Brendon (Columbia), 2:20.83 (2014 champion)
2. Haik, Spencer (Columbia), 2:21.04
3. Napolitano, Rob (Columbia), 2:22.80
4. Tufnell, Henry (Brown), 2:24.51
5. O’Toole, Garrett (Princeton), 2:24.72 *
6. Ritz, Ben (Columbia), 2:25.98
7. Chisholm, Matt (Yale), 2:26.55
8. Belcher, Sam (Cornell), 2:27.51
9. Ivankovic, Andre (Yale), 2:28.22
9. McGowan, John (Yale), 2:28.22
Notes: Fish, Haik, and Napolitano’s times are ranked 4th, 5th, and 10th fastest in conference history.  Napolitano also scored in the 2014 final.

Mile:

1. Randon, James (Yale), 4:06.89
2. Dooney, Kevin (Yale), 4:09.61
3. King, Curtis (Dartmouth), 4:10.08 *
4. Gowans, James (Cornell), 4:10.26
5. Heninger, Julian (Dartmouth), 4:10.54 *
6. Chapin, Joey (Dartmouth), 4:10.61
7. Brahm, Luke (Princeton), 4:10.72 *
8. Ross, Paul (Columbia), 4:11.08
9. Violone, Marc (Columbia), 4:11.24
10. Shurtleff, Clark (Penn), 4:11.91 *
Note: out of all of the athletes who qualified for this final last year, only Tim Gorman (Dartmouth) and Will Sheeran (Brown) are the only ones who did not graduate.

3,000m:

1. Rainero, Ben (Cornell), 8:13.69 *
2. Adams, Casey (Columbia), 8:16.97
3. Myjer, Aubry (Columbia), 8:17.16
4. Beck, Wolfgang (Princeton), 8:18.78 *
5. Chapin, Joey (Dartmouth), 8:19.29 *
6. Macauley, Jack (Columbia), 8:21.59
7. Shearn, Brendan (Penn), 8:21.69 *
8. Eimstad, Brian (Cornell), 8:21.77 *
9. Ross, Paul (Columbia), 8:21.78
10. Melly, David (Cornell), 8:21.98

5,000m:

1. Phillips, Jon (Cornell), 14:37.03 *
2. Ronchetti, Will (Cornell), 15:26.47 *

60m Hurdles:

1. Hairston, Max (Cornell), 7.88 (2013 & 2014 champion)
2. Curtis, Wynndham (Cornell), 8.12
3. Caldwell, Greg (Princeton), 8.13
4. Rhodes, Peter (Brown), 8.16
5. Hebert, Jay (Harvard), 8.21
5. Frye, Alex (Dartmouth), 8.21
7. Jamerson, Austin (Cornell), 8.26
7. Colello, Ben (Dartmouth), 8.26
9. Bowers, Ben (Penn), 8.28
10. Mohr, Rob (Princeton), 8.29
Notes: Hairston’s time is the 3rd fastest in conference history.  Rhodes is known more for his multi-eventing talents.  Caldwell, Frye, and Curtis also scored in this final in 2014.

4×400 Relay:

1. Cornell, 3:14.98 *
2. Dartmouth, 3:17.30
3. Brown, 3:17.44^
4. Penn, 3:17.71 *
5. Yale, 3:18.55
6. Columbia, 3:19.22
7. Princeton, 3:19.53 *
8. Harvard, 3:20.94^

4×800 Relay:

1. Princeton, 7:25.07
2. Columbia, 7:47.13
3. Yale, 7:52.48
4. Dartmouth, 7:52.92
5. Cornell, 7:55.34
Note: Princeton’s time is the 5th fastest in conference history.

Distance Medley Relay:

1. Princeton, 10:01.03

High Jump:

1. Afadapa, Stephen (Cornell), 7′ 0.25″
2. Pitt, Thomas (Penn), 6′ 8.75″
2. Monroe, Michael (Penn), 6′ 8.75″
2. Kirk, Ian (Penn), 6′ 8.75″
5. Birck, Jeremy (Dartmouth), 6′ 8.25″
5. Lazarou, Myles (Cornell), 6′ 8.25″
5. Scinto, Jake (Princeton), 6′ 8.25″
8. Bledsoe, Xavier (Princeton), 6′ 7″
9. Lemons, Spencer (Harvard), 6′ 6.75″
9. Frye, Alex (Dartmouth), 6′ 6.75″
Note: Birck and Frye are the top returning scorers from 2014.

Pole Vault:

1. Sisserson, Grant (Cornell), 17′ 3″
2. Rayburn, Keith (Cornell), 16′ 2.75″
3. Gaylord, Ben (Princeton), 16′ 0.75″
4. Kiles, August (Princeton), 15′ 9″
4. Cosculluela, Max (Dartmouth), 15′ 9″
6. Pawlak, Steven (Cornell), 15′ 3″
6. Roney, Andrew (Harvard), 15′ 3″
8. Yoo, Joseph (Brown), 14′ 9″
8. Sullivan, Brendan (Yale), 14′ 9″
8. Miller, Matthew (Harvard), 14′ 9″
Notes: Sisserson’s height is tied for the 3rd highest in conference history.  Sisserson, Roney, and Sullivan scored in this event last year.

Long Jump:

1. Leeper, Greg (Princeton), 23′ 5.25″
2. Jamerson, Austin (Cornell), 23′ 3.5″
3. Jones, Nkosi (Brown), 23′ 2.5″
4. Robinson, Nico (Dartmouth), 22′ 7.75″
4. Rhodes, Peter (Brown), 22′ 7.75″
6. Hynes, Ryan (Cornell), 22′ 6.25″
6. Northrop, Weston (Cornell), 22′ 6.25″
8. Enkler, John (Cornell), 22′ 2.5″
8. Muggler, Corey (Dartmouth), 22′ 2.5″
10. Lazarou, Myles (Cornell), 22′ 2.25″
Note: Jake Scinto (Princeton) is the only scorer returning from last year.  Rhodes is better known for his multi-event talents.

Triple Jump:

1. Owusu-Nyantekyi, Nana (Princeton), 50′ 4″
2. Russell, Lane (Princeton), 49′ 9.75″
3. Alarcon, Taylor (Brown), 49′ 5.5″
4. Palmer, Jordan (Penn), 48′ 0.5″
5. Enkler, John (Cornell), 47′ 9.75″
6. Muggler, Corey (Dartmouth), 47′ 3.5″
7. Straughn, Nick (Penn), 45′ 8.5″
8. Airewele, Oseoba (Cornell), 45′ 8″
9. Waterton, Sean (Cornell), 45′ 2.25″
10. Sheriff, Dak (Brown), 45′ 0.5″
Note: Owusu-Nyantekyi is the top returning scorer from last year.

 Shot Put:

1. Mozia, Stephen (Cornell), 61′ 11.75″ (2014 champion – conference record holder)
2. Cook, Chris (Princeton), 59′ 0.75″
3. Charles, Mitchel (Princeton), 56′ 3″
4. Rushton, Scott (Princeton), 55′ 5″
5. Glauser, Ben (Harvard), 55′ 4.25″ (2012 champion)
6. LaRoche, Marcus (Penn), 55′ 1.5″
7. Mattis, Sam (Penn), 54′ 7.5″
8. Filiano, Dom (Dartmouth), 54′ 0.5″
8. Clavette, Courtland (Brown), 54′ 0.5″
10. Brennan, Tim (Dartmouth), 52′ 5.25″
Note: Rushton, Cook, Glauser, and Clavette also scored in this event in 2014.

Weight Throw:

1. Rhodes, Bryan (Cornell), 67′ 5.5″ (2014 champion)
2. Glauser, Ben (Harvard), 63′ 7.5″ (2013 champion)
3. Mozia, Stephen (Cornell), 63′ 7″
4. Winkler, Rudy (Cornell), 62′ 7.75″
5. Whitener, Josh (Harvard), 60′ 0.25″
6. O’Hara, Matthew (Brown), 59′ 1.25″
7. Truong, Phuong (Brown), 58′ 7.5″
8. Mattis, Sam (Penn), 58′ 3″
9. Farid, Meena (Brown), 57′ 11.25″
10. Filiano, Dom (Dartmouth), 56′ 6.75″
Notes: Rhodes’ distance is the 10th best in conference history.  Glauser, Whitener, and Truong also scored in this event in 2014.

Heptathlon:

1. Rhodes, Peter (Brown), 5,221 (2014 champion)
2. Jamerson, Austin (Cornell), 5,061
3. Robinson, Nico (Dartmouth), 4,896
4. Schanstra, Tim (Penn), 4,458
5. Cooper, Stanford (Cornell), 4,449
6. Hill, Mark (Harvard), 3,941
7. Collins, Sean (Penn), 3,701
8. Bolze, Andrew (Harvard), 2,171

Legend:
* – converted from flat-200m to banked-200m
^ – converted from 440yd to 400m

photo by Bill Shearn

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