Getting the Countdown Started

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Only thirty days to go until the start of Indoor Heps.  I’m getting excited thinking about it – are you?  Let us know on the facebook event page if you’re planning to attend the meet in person, and feel free to share the invitation with your friends/family/fellow T&F fans.  We’re now up to 108 people confirming their attendance.  We’ll share more information about Indoor Heps (like schedule, any web-streaming or online coverage outside of Hepstrack.com) later in February once various media outlets have their schedules in order.

It’s now time to check out how the women’s competition stacks up at the season’s halfway point.  Compared to the men, the women’s competition was not hit nearly as hard by graduation.  Six of the individual events contested at the 2014 Indoor Heps were won by seniors (with one senior claiming two events).  For comparison’s sake, sophomores won the second most number of events (5), while juniors claimed three events and a freshman won one.  Only one-third of the All-Ivy honorees (top-2 in a given event) and 34.8% of all event scorers in 2014 were seniors.

But like the men, a lot of the pre-Heps favorites have already competed this season in the sprints, jumps, and throws, so we 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 one school has had their athletes run a 5,000m.  Two schools have contested all three relays, with four others running two of the three.  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.

I have calculated out hypothetical “halfway-Heps” scores for the women’s portion of the 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 – Women
Harvard – 132
Dartmouth – 104.5
Cornell – 104
Yale – 82.5
Princeton – 74
Columbia – 63
Penn – 37
Brown – 17

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

60m:

1. Barbian, Danielle (Harvard), 7.46 ~ (2014 Champion; conference record holder)
2. Whitehorn, Kaitlin (Dartmouth), 7.48
3. Obeng-Akrofi, Akua (Columbia), 7.54 (hand time)
4. Cunningham, Ashley (Columbia), 7.59
5. McCorkle, Taylor (Penn), 7.60
6. Jones, Adrian (Cornell), 7.62
7. Cureton, Sydney (Yale), 7.64
8. Collinsworth, Ashley (Harvard), 7.65
9. Suchland, Emmaline (Brown), 7.67
9. Chijioke, Iris (Columbia), 7.67
Notes: Barbian’s non-converted time, 7.44, ties her conference record.  Whitehorn is the 2013 Outdoor Heps 100m champion.  Collinsworth, Whitehorn, Cunningham, and Suchland also scored in the 2014 final.

200m:

1. Akpaete, Udeme (Cornell), 24.38 *
2. Barbian, Danielle (Harvard), 24.53 ~
3. Jones, Adrian (Cornell), 24.57 *
4. Franklin, Autumne (Harvard), 24.71
5. Woodford, Katie (Cornell), 24.75 *
6. Shepard, Ellen (Cornell), 24.84 *
7. Meech, Jennifer (Dartmouth), 24.89 * (2014 Champion)
8. Whitehorn, Kaitlin (Dartmouth), 25.00
9. Cable, Emily (Yale), 25.03
10. Kikut, Sara (Dartmouth), 25.04 *
Notes: Franklin and Jones also scored in the 2014 final.

400m:

1. Akpaete, Udeme (Cornell), 55.42 (2014 Champion)
2. Meech, Jennifer (Dartmouth), 55.93
3. Woodford, Katie (Cornell), 56.26
4. Evans, Marissa (Dartmouth), 56.30 *
5. Hlatky, Rachel (Penn), 56.84 *
6. Kolliesuah, Zena (Cornell), 56.94 *
7. Woodford, Emily (Cornell), 57.09 *
8. Cook, Ashli (Dartmouth), 57.41 *
9. Parker, Quinn (Princeton), 57.42 *
10. Stanton, Alexandra (Brown), 57.67
Notes: Kolliesuah and Meech also scored in the 2014 final.

500m:

1. Barowski, Cecilia (Princeton), 1:12.21 *
2. Miller, Jade (Harvard), 1:13.14
3. Taylor, Candace (Penn), 1:14.15 *
4. Akpaete, Udeme (Cornell), 1:14.48 *
5. Stanton, Alexandra (Brown), 1:15.05
6. Kolliesuah, Zena (Cornell), 1:15.36 *
7. McMullin, Meghan (Princeton), 1:15.78 *
8. Cable, Emily (Yale), 1:15.88
9. Woodford, Emily (Cornell), 1:15.89 *
10. Novak, Molly (Cornell), 1:16.02 *
Notes: Although it wasn’t contested at Indoor Heps last year, the top 500m time from 2014 season was 1:13.51 (Gabrielle Scott of Harvard).  Barowski has returned to competition after taking the 2014 year off.

800m:

1. Mackay, Kim (Princeton), 2:10.65 *
2. McDonnell, Shannon (Yale), 2:10.90
3. O’Neill, Bridget (Dartmouth), 2:12.06
4. Veidis, Erika (Harvard), 2:12.09 (2013 Champion)
5. Wade, Brittney (Columbia), 2:12.49
6. Worthy, Taylor (Brown), 2:13.36
7. Nolan, Libby (Cornell), 2:13.59 *
8. Hugard, Shannon (Cornell), 2:14.54 *
9. Flynn, Bridget (Dartmouth), 2:15.68
10. Waligurski, Emily (Yale), 2:15.81
Notes:  Veidis also scored in the 2014 final.

1,000m:

1. Veidis, Erika (Harvard), 2:46.71
2. Gillespie, Sarah (Harvard), 2:50.38
3. Niedrach, Kristen (Cornell), 2:50.83 *
4. Gallagher, Kieran (Harvard), 2:51.20
5. Sadler, Olivia (Columbia), 2:51.57
6. Sims, Zoe (Princeton), 2:51.94 *
7. Barowski, Cecilia (Princeton), 2:52.18 *
8. Waligurski, Emily (Yale), 2:52.85
9. Markowitz, Elizabeth (Dartmouth), 2:52.97
10. Grela, Meghan (Dartmouth), 2:53.84
Notes: Although this event was not contested at Indoor Heps last year, the top time from the 2014 season was 2:45.08 (Abbey D’Agostino of Dartmouth; 2:46.88 time converted from flat 200m track).  Veidis’ time is the 5th fastest in conference history.

Mile:

1. Giordano, Dana (Dartmouth), 4:43.05
2. Garry, Kira (Yale), 4:45.82
3. Curham, Megan (Princeton), 4:49.57 *
4. Kouba, Paige (Harvard), 4:49.99
5. Fluehr, Kathryn (Princeton), 4:50.13 *
6. Hanss, Kaitlin (Princeton), 4:50.18 *
7. Watson, Reid (Dartmouth), 4:52.28 *
8. Markovich, Alexandra (Princeton), 4:53.74 *
9. DeVoe, Claire (Cornell), 4:54.15
10. Lenehan, Brianna (Columbia), 4:54.68

3,000m:

1. Spillane, Taylor (Cornell), 9:29.86
2. Kellner, Caroline (Cornell), 9:35.61
3. Little, Kathryn (Princeton), 9:44.84 *
4. Whiting, Cleo (Penn), 9:46.45 *
5. Eysenbach, Lindsay (Princeton), 9:46.77 *
6. McDonald, Elizabeth (Yale), 9:47.79
7. Bennett, Sarah (Dartmouth), 9:52.50 *
8. Pham, Claudia (Dartmouth), 9:53.34 *
9. Whiting, Clarissa (Penn), 9:55.17 *
10. Chacko, Rachael (Princeton), 9:59.73 *

5,000m:

1. Garry, Kira (Yale), 16:30.63
2. Jones, Rachel (Yale), 18:11.63
3. Carroll, Clare (Yale), 18:26.69
4. Kane, Sofia (Yale), 18:35.56
5. Ewing-Nelson, Claire (Yale), 18:56.53
6. Borowski, Julia (Yale), 19:24.65
Notes: Garry finished 9th in this event at the 2014 Indoor Heps.

60m Hurdles:

1. Franklin, Autumne (Harvard), 8.62 (2013 & 2014 Champion)
2. Chijioke, Iris (Columbia), 8.74 hand-time
3. Modesett, Jackie (Harvard), 8.77
4. Ready, Lauren (Dartmouth), 8.94
5. Hansen, Madison (Harvard), 8.95
6. Amick-Alexis, Mina (Cornell), 8.98
7. Frantz, Allison (Dartmouth), 9.00
8. Adewole, Teju (Princeton), 9.01
9. Van Metre, Rachel (Brown), 9.05
10. Mathews, Mackenzie (Yale), 9.07
Notes: Chijoke and Modesett also scored in the 2014 final.

4×400 Relay:

1. Cornell, 3:43.68 #
2. Harvard, 3:45.21~
3. Dartmouth, 3:47.93 #
4. Princeton, 3:50.80 #
5. Penn, 3:51.17 #
6. Columbia, 3:55.19
7. Yale, 3:57.49
8. Brown, 3:59.10^
Notes: Cornell has won this event 13 times in the last 14 years.

4x800m Relay:

1. Yale, 9:04.40
2. Dartmouth, 9:11.00
3. Columbia, 9:13.02
4. Cornell, 9:23.81

Distance Medley Relay:

1. Princeton, 11:38.45 #
2. Yale, 11:48.74
3. Cornell, 12:10.68 #
4. Penn, 12:19.77 #

High Jump:

1. Whitehorn, Kaitlin (Dartmouth), 5′ 8.75″ (2013 Champion)
2. Frantz, Allison (Dartmouth), 5′ 8″
3. Akande, Morayo (Brown), 5′ 7.75″ (2014 Champion)
3. Nizdil, Raegan (Harvard), 5′ 7.75″
5. Gulbrandsen, Kate (Cornell), 5′ 7″
5. Busack, Inka (Princeton), 5′ 7″
5. Morgan, Taylor (Princeton), 5′ 7″
5. Crissy, Elizabeth (Cornell), 5′ 7″
9. Giebelhaus, Ann (Harvard), 5′ 6.5″
9. Morrison, Allison (Harvard), 5′ 6.5″
Notes: Busack, Nizdil, Morgan, and Giebelhaus also scored in this event in 2014.

Pole Vault:

1. Bishop, Eve (Cornell), 12′ 3.5″
2. Plesons, Marina (Dartmouth), 11′ 9.75″
2. Ross-Trevor, Lyndsi (Dartmouth), 11′ 9.75″
2. Harris, Allison (Princeton), 11′ 9.75″
2. Sabatino, Marlena (Harvard), 11′ 9.75″
6. Shih, Catherine (Yale), 11′ 5.75″
6. Brown, Stephanie (Dartmouth), 11′ 5.75″
8. Schachne, Lexie (Harvard), 11′ 5.25″
9. Markin, Jennifer (Cornell), 11′ 3.75″
9. Bartholomew, Alexis (Cornell), 11′ 3.75″
Notes: Harris is the top returning scorer from 2014.  Markin and Brown also scored in this event in 2014.

Long Jump:

1. Eke, Nadia (Columbia), 19′ 0.75″ (2014 Champion)
2. Kobolak, Amaris (Penn), 18′ 9.75″
3. Williams, Anna (Columbia), 18′ 8″
4. Ronde, Sara (Princeton), 18′ 6.5″
5. Jiang, Emily (Penn), 18′ 3.75″
6. Biney, Barbara (Penn), 18′ 1.75″
7. Morgan, Taylor (Princeton), 18′ 1.5″
8. Berger, Gillian (Penn), 18′ 0.5″
8. Sonaike, Adefunke (Columbia), 18′ 0.5″
10. Scott, Shandell (Brown), 17′ 11″
Notes: Eke claimed both the long and triple jump titles at the 2014 Indoor Heps.  Williams also scored in this event in 2014.

Triple Jump:

1. Shapiro, Molly (Dartmouth), 38′ 9.75″
2. Sonaike, Adefunke (Columbia), 38′ 9″
3. Williams, Anna (Columbia), 38′ 8.25″
4. Boham, Gaynelle (Cornell), 38′ 6.25″
5. Jordan, Alisha (Yale), 37′ 6.5″
6. Thompson, Jenny (Penn), 37′ 5″
7. Churchill, Chelsie (Brown), 37′ 2.5″
8. Lanzafame, Alex (Princeton), 37′ 0.25″
9. Williams, O’Sha (Brown), 36′ 6.25″
10. Miller, Devinne (Penn), 36′ 1.5″
Notes: Willaims, Jordan, and Sonaike scored in this event in 2014.

Shot Put:

1. Okwelogu, Nikki (Harvard), 52′ 9.5″ (2014 Champion)
2. Wilson, Karleh (Yale), 45′ 9.75″
3. Bazile, Michelle (Brown), 43′ 7.75″
4. Graf, Serena (Penn), 43′ 6″
5. Drayton, Taylor (Cornell), 43′ 3″
6. Hojnacki, Taylor (Penn), 43′ 2.25″
7. Natrasevschi, Josie (Brown), 43′ 1″
8. O’Dell, Kennedy (Princeton), 42′ 11.75″
9. Goodman, Camryn (Cornell), 42′ 6.75″
10. Romano, Corinne (Dartmouth), 41′ 10.75″
Notes: Okwelogu’s mark is the 2nd best in conference history.  Wilson also scored in this event in 2014.

Weight Throw:

1. Ratcliffe, Julia (Princeton), 65′ 5.5″
2. DuPont, Taylor (Harvard), 55′ 4.75″
3. Wilson, Karleh (Yale), 54′ 9.25″
4. Koronios, Joanna (Columbia), 53′ 4.5″
5. Darpolor, Kebbeh (Brown), 53′ 4.25″
6. O’Dell, Kennedy (Princeton), 52′ 1.25″
7. Baker, Taylor (Cornell), 51′ 6.5″
8. Natrasevschi, Josie (Brown), 51′ 1.5″
9. Rowe, Brielle (Princeton), 49′ 9″
10. Bazile, Michelle (Brown), 49′ 3.5″
Notes: Ratcliffe’s mark is the 2nd best in conference history.  Koronios, Darpolor, and DuPont also scored in this event in 2014.

Pentathlon:

1. Frantz, Allison (Dartmouth), 3,681
2. Hansen, Madison (Harvard), 3,657
3. Morrison, Allison (Harvard), 3,488
4. Modesett, Jackie (Harvard), 3,356
5. Lawson, Miranda (Dartmouth), 3,222
6. Van Metre, Rachel (Brown), 3,142
7. Feeney, Abby (Dartmouth), 3,132
8. DeJournett, Shanelle (Brown), 3,102
9. Samaroo, Aubryn (Brown), 2,962
10. Sieredzinski, Mary (Dartmouth), 2,925
Notes: Hansen is the top returning scorer from 2014.

Legend:
* – flat to banked 200m
^ – from 440yd to 400m
~ – from altitude

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