“It’s the time, of the sea-e-son for Heps Week!”
Ok, so I’m not the greatest singer (sorry). However, it IS that time for HepsNation to show why they want to be known as the best of the Ivies and claim that team championship ring. To earn such honor, they will need to return to Philadelphia’s Franklin Field and battle it out with the rest of the conference.
And we kick it all off again with Heps Week, where we will feature the conference performance lists, event previews, championship schedule, weather reports, and other relevant information for you, HepsNation, to know for this weekend’s championships.
Planning to come to Franklin Field to cheer on your team? Let us know! We got an event up on facebook that many alumni, parents, and fans are using to find their fellow fans (while you’re there on facebook, feel free to like our facebook page). If you know of any TF/XC alumni events going on for Saturday night, feel free to share with us (email us or post it on the facebook event page). Also, help out your fellow fans who cannot make it to Philly by sharing your Heps images and stories on social media. We love seeing and reading some behind-the-scenes items (did you catch our item from the Penn Relays? It’s a great example of some behind-the-scenes info).
Can’t make it? That’s ok, we have some remedies for that. We will be on-site, providing blog and Twitter updates throughout the weekend. Look for the hashtag “#oHeps” on Twitter and Facebook, or just continue to refresh this website as we will be updating this when we can. My goal this year is to not hit the Twitter posting limit again (which I managed to do so the last time I did #oHeps live tweets back in 2012). Another method to follow the meet is through webstreaming – once again, Sunday action will be shown on the Ivy League Digital Network starting at noon and running until the end of the award ceremonies. The cost for the coverage is $9.95. The downside is that coverage will be limited – they will only be showing the events within the stadium (running, horizontal and vertical jumps). No word yet on who the announcer will be, but considering it is in the home of the Penn Relays, the odds are that Penn Relays Director Dave Johnson could serve as the webstream announcer again like he did last year.
So spread the word to your friends, family, colleagues, co-workers that it’s that time of the season again. HepsWeek is officially here!