One More Burst Before Indoor Heps

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With only one week to go until Indoor Heps, HepsNation action will be limited this weekend. The majority of the teams will be resting up and getting their final workouts so they can conquer the Barton Hall surfaces starting next Saturday morning. We at Hepstrack.com will be working over the weekend and throughout next week in bringing you fans details about the meet, including meet previews, schedules, and how to best follow the meet (well, we means if you opt to follow it somewhere else other than this website).

But don’t worry, we can still provide some track & field action for this weekend. We aren’t going to cut you off from it cold turkey.

The USATF New England Championships is scheduled for Sunday at Harvard’s Gordon Indoor Track & Field facility. In the past, some Ivy League undergraduate sprinters and field events have used this meet as their final tune up. This year, Brown is scheduled to attend. We also anticipate some HepsNation alumni to compete as well. Schedule is available here.

Penn and Princeton are also set to compete on Sunday as Princeton will host the Princeton Invitational at their own Jadwin Gym. Accepted entries are available. You can follow the meet online through Leonetiming.com starting at 11am on Sunday.

Cornell will host one more meet before hosting Indoor Heps next weekend. On Saturday, Cornell will compete against more athletes from the upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania region at their Marc Deneault Memorial Invitational. Action starts at 10am. Accepted entries are available online through Leone Timing, which will also have the live results.

But the cream of this weekend’s crop will be in New York City as some of the best in track & field will compete at the NYC Armory for the Millrose Games on Saturday night. A mixture of some of the best HepsNation has to offer will be competing: alumni Donn Cabral (3km), Liz Costello (5km), Abbey D’Agostino (5km), Justin Frick (HJ), Will Geoghegan (mile), Johnny Gregorek (3km), Joe Stilin (mile), Morgan Uceny (mile), and undergrads Thomas Awad (Penn – mile), Noah Kauppila (Princeton – 800m), and Garrett O’Toole (Princeton – 800m). Kyle Merber will serve as a rabbit for the men’s Wannamaker Mile. Letsrun has provided an excellent meet preview that focuses on the distance events – we highly recommend you read it. It reinforces the idea that this is going to be a high caliber meet and I’m expecting to rewrite our record books a bit as meet progresses. Details on how to watch the meet are available through ArmoryTrack.com. Full entries are available. Action starts at noon on Saturday.

Looking for some non-athletics fare that features HepsNation athletes?  How about the World Championships for Bobsledding and Skeleton Racing?  We received a heads up from Princeton alum and skeleton competitor Nathan Crumpton (who is also an excellent photographer by the way) that four members of HepsNation have been competing in Austria this past week: Olympic bronze medalist Jamie Greubel (women’s bobsled), Evan Weinstock (4-man bobsled), Crumpton (skeleton), and former Brown volleyball player Lauren Gibbs (women’s bobsled).  The competition goes until Sunday and you can follow it here.

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