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Powering Through the CA Heat

Powering Through the CA Heat

The USATF and USATF Junior National Championships concluded this past weekend in Sacramento, Calif., and despite the harsh hot conditions, four HepsNation athletes are in contention to compete later this summer wearing Team USA uniforms. Three of these athletes will get this honor in London at the IAAF World Championships in the 1,500m races.  Rio Olympian […]


Who Runs New York?

Who Runs New York?

Harry McFann — a Heps’ 800-meter champion turned Gotham hipster — is working on a five-episode documentary series about the nature of New York City’s running scene and culture. McFann — who is working with fellow Lion alum Paul Snyder — writes, “Our goal is to highlight the more humble and unassuming qualities of each […]


Dinkins Finishes Fast At Nats

Dinkins Finishes Fast At Nats

Count them up. Ten members of the Heps Nation posted top-eight finishes at the USA Track & Field Indoor Nationals in Albuquerque, N.M., this weekend. Perhaps the most impressive performance was that of Princeton grad Russell Dinkins, who took fourth in the 600-meter dash in 1:15.86 (including a closing lap of 26-flat). That is the […]


Another National Championship

Another National Championship

A dozen members of the Heps Nation will be competing at the USA Track & Field Indoor Championships at the Albuquerque Convention Center in New Mexico this weekend and several have a shot at competing during the live NBC Sports Network window on Sunday (5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Eastern). Princeton graduate Tom Hopkins, representing […]


Passing of An Athlete, Coach, Friend

Passing of An Athlete, Coach, Friend

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of former Heps champion and Dartmouth women’s cross country coach Maribel Sanchez Souther.  She passed away on New Years Eve after a battle with breast cancer at the age of 41. Souther – then Sanchez – was the leader of the […]


2015-16 Alumni of the Year

2015-16 Alumni of the Year

The year 2016 has been really kind to our alumni honorees this year. Bruno Hortelano (Cornell ’14) has become a national celebrity in Spain this year.  He kept breaking the national records and all-time Heps records in the 100m and 200m throughout the spring and summer months.  He has clocked out at 10.12 in the […]


We’re Going The Distance

We're Going The Distance

There are some intriguing events going on with members of the Heps Nation this weekend. On Monday, Coach Jack Fultz will guide the Ivy League Select Team at the 28th Izumo Ekiden, a six-stage, 45-kilometer race with 20 university teams. It is the 19th time that the Ivy team has been part of the race. […]


Conquering the Leadville 100

Conquering the Leadville 100

Clare Gallagher (Princeton ’14) decided to “go big” when she wanted to compete in her first 100 mile race.  She had caught the passion for ultra racing while she was teaching English in Thailand after she had graduated from Princeton.  Originally, she participated in the Thai ultra race in order to fill the void left […]


Setting Records Back In the US

Setting Records Back In the US

Let’s take a trip back to the continental U.S. for a bit as some Ivy alumni set new records in Maine and North Carolina this past weekend. On Saturday, Ben True competed in his first event after a disappointing Olympic Trials – the TD Beach to Beacon 10km.  Using that pent-up frustration, True tackled the course but bided […]


Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading

Need something to do before the start of 2016 Olympic Opening Ceremonies on Friday night? How about some reading? We found the following Heps-related articles, stories, interviews, and features that can help you pass the time before the Olympics start. 1). The Washington Post – “Muhammad Halim goes it alone as a Virgin Islands triple […]


Bringing On the Summer Series

Bringing On the Summer Series

The TrackTown Summer Series had its grand debut in Eugene, Ore. this past Friday. Back in June, athletes were drafted onto four teams – New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Portland – that would participate in the Summer Series, with (at the time) five HepsNation athletes getting picked.   Since then, a sixth HepsNation athlete had […]


Globe Trotting

Globe Trotting

And now, the latest in HepsTrack results from around the globe. London Anniversary Games (London, England) Bruno Hortelano continues to improve as the Olympics get closer.  At the London Anniversary Games on Friday, Hortelano got into the starting blocks just a few lanes away from two-time defending Olympic sprinting king Usain Bolt.  Perhaps it was […]


Rio 2016 Medal Contender?

Rio 2016 Medal Contender?

Back in January 2016, Stephen Mozia (Cornell ’15) threw what was then the best shot put performance in the world (21.11 meters or 69-03 1/4).  That was his Olympic qualification mark and the sixth best mark during the indoor season. Well, he is now set to enter the Summer Olympic Games as the #3 seed […]


International News Beat

International News Beat

With summer now here, more and more HepsNation athletes will be traveling around the world looking for competition.  Some of the action this past weekend may mark the end of a long collegiate season for some, but for others, the competition proved to be good training for later in the season events like the Summer […]


Scoping Things Out Internationally

Scoping Things Out Internationally

We needed to scan the planet to find some other HepsNation action that did not occur in Eugene, Ore. over these last two weeks.  We found some, and these results have some Olympic ramifications. Bruno Hortelano used the European Championships in Amsterdam, Netherlands to improve his Olympic qualification time in the 200m.  He set a new Spanish […]


From Rubber Tracks to Ice Tracks

From Rubber Tracks to Ice Tracks

It looks like this website can have a stable future during the winter season as former HepsNation athletes are excelling on the Bobsled and Skeleton scene. Back on June 25th, the USA Bobsled and Skeleton federation honored a total of seven athletes – three of them HepsNation members – with their annual sporting awards. Jamie […]


Trying To Raise the Public Interest

Trying To Raise the Public Interest

Track & Field is always a main draw to the public during Olympic years.  But many track & field meet administrators and journalists have wondered how to continue the public interest – particularly the American audience – in the professional aspect of the sport outside of these Olympic years. Well, a new idea is going […]


Clubbing at Franklin Field

Clubbing at Franklin Field

Franklin Field hosted a national championships this past Saturday – the USATF Club Nationals.  adidas Garden State Track Club won both team titles, but three HepsNation athletes either won or were a part of three event wins in the one day competition. Emmaline Berg (Dartmouth ’13) entered the Club Nationals as the defending champion in […]


Spanish Heat

Spanish Heat

Looks like Spain has a new King of the Sprints. Bruno Hortelano (Cornell ’14) broke the Spanish national record in the 100m not once, but twice, today at the Meeting de Madrid competition.  Hortelano first broke the national record of 10.14 in the semifinals where he ran 10.08, but he turned it up in the […]


Winning For Stuff Everyone Else is NOT Doing

Winning For Stuff Everyone Else is NOT Doing

Time for awards of a different caliber. There aren’t that many student-athletes who manage to successfully transition into the world of musical theater, but Brown alum Daveed Diggs (Brown ’04) has done so.  The former Bruno high hurdler has been involved with the current Broadway breakout hit of “Hamilton“, a modern-day adapted biopic about the first […]


Running for the Belgian Flag

Running for the Belgian Flag

A few days ago, I read a thread on Letsrun.com that said the following: Peter Callahan, just got accepted by the IAAF to compete for Belgium at the European Championship and Olympic Games (if he runs the A standard)! No reference, so of course, I questioned it.  The best way to answer it would be […]


Running With the Wings of America

Running With the Wings of America

The Boston Marathon was celebrating multiple things this past Monday – 1) the 120th running of the marathon; 2) the 50th anniversary of Bobbi Gibb becoming the first female to complete the Boston Marathon; and 3)  the celebration of the Native American history associated with the Boston Marathon.  Native Americans have influenced the history of the […]


Best American of Boston

Best American of Boston

Back in 2011, Cornell alum and former Heps champion Zach Hine (Cornell ’09) ran his first marathon ever at Boston.  The South Hadley, Mass. native had quite a debut as he finished as the second American in the field behind Olympian Ryan Hall.  Hine ran 2:16:54 to finish 16th overall in the field. “I didn’t […]


Honoring Cantello

Honoring Cantello

While we may focus a lot on the current configuration of the Ivy League, we need to recognize one of the former members of the Heptagonal Conference today. Yesterday, long time Navy head men’s cross country coach and assistant coach of the men’s track & field program Al Cantello was honored with a proclamation by Speaker […]