Loaded Weekend

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How to describe this weekend’s competitions with one word? LOADED.

All eight schools will be competing this weekend, spanning across nine competitions in the New England/Mid-Atlantic Region.  This will be probably the busiest weekend until Indoor Heps (which is on February 27th & 28th, so go put it on your calendar).  So, who will be where?

Three teams will venture out to the Staten Island Ocean Breeze Athletic Facility this weekend, but on different days.  Columbia will participate in the Metropolitan Championships on Friday, starting at 2pm, while Penn and Princeton men will line up on the track on Saturday for the Villanova Invitational at 4pm (accepted entries information is available).  Live results should be available for both competitions at this link (tune in close to the start time for the result pages to be active).

Other teams and individuals will be heading to New York for the Armory Track Invitational on Friday and Saturday.  According to the entries posted on AmoryTrack.com, Columbia and Brown will have their athletes entered in the collegiate portion of the program while select members from Princeton will race in the elite races with some HepsNation alumni (including Liam Boylan-Pett, Ashley Higginson, Dan Lowry, Joe Stilin, and Morgan Uceny).  There will be both live results (scroll down to view) and a webstream (through a Runnerspace subscription) available for the meet, which starts today at noon.

Harvard will be hosting the Crimson Elite Meet today in Cambridge, MA, and for the second time this season, you can watch the meet on the Ivy League Digital Network (you will need to subscribe to watch the webstream – details on subscription costs are available here).  The weight throw competition will kick off the meet at 2pm, while the running events will start at 4pm.  It should be noted that the longest distance contested at this event will be the mile.

Meanwhile, a portion of the Harvard teams will trek across Boston to participate at the Boston University Scarlet & White Invitational on Saturday.  Action will start at 11am.

Brown will also be participating in a local meet as they head to Kingston, RI for the URI Coaches Meet on Saturday.  The meet will start at 11am.

The Cornell teams and Princeton women will trek back to State College, PA for the Penn State Sykes-Sabock Challenge.  This will give a great iHeps preview for the battle between Princeton and Cornell women as our Halfway Heps scoring show them in a tight battle among the upper echelon of team scoring.  Action begins today at 1:30pm with the pentathlon, followed by the first of the remaining action at 5pm.  The meet will conclude on Saturday beginning at noon.  Follow the meet online through the live results and feel free to inspect the heat sheets ahead of time.

Dartmouth and Yale will be hosting their final indoor meets of the season this weekend.  Dartmouth will host the Dartmouth Classic on Saturday with the women’s distance medley relay at 11:30am.  Accepted entries are available for both the men and women.  Follow the action through Lancer Timing’s live results.  Meanwhile, Yale will host their Giegengack Invitational on Friday and Saturday in their Coxe Cage.  Friday action will begin at 5pm with the men’s long jump, men’s weight throw, and women’s high jump, while Saturday will start at 10am with the two shot put competitions.  Full schedule is available.

And if this was not enough action for you, we have some last bit of cross country action.  The USATF Cross Country Championships will take place tomorrow in Bend, Ore, and it will feature some HepsNation alumni (Genna Hartung, Sean Barrett, and Max King).  You can watch the race for free through USATF.tv.

photo by Princeton TF/XC twitter

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