Athletes

2017 Outdoor Awards #1

2017 Outdoor Awards #1

  WOMEN’S ATHLETES OF THE WEEK If you put down an early season national top five, you’ve earned HepsTrack weekly honors. That means three runners — Dartmouth senior Helen Schlautenhaufen (Lake Forest, Ill.), Harvard senior Jade Miller (Temecula, Calif.) and her sophomore teammate Gabby Thomas (Florence, Mass.) — are sharing. Schlautenhaufen won the 1,500-meter run […]


Ready To Get Out?

Ready To Get Out?

The 2017 outdoor track and field season is about to get underway (if you can ignore what’s going on outside your window). The season is scheduled to take members of the Heps Nation to 14 different states, starting this week in Texas, North Carolina and Pennsylvania (UPDATE: That Philly Classic event isn’t going to work […]


Thomas, Winkler Earn All-America Honors

Thomas, Winkler Earn All-America Honors

Photo: Ivy League Digital Network In the long history of Heps, no indoor event has yielded the national results of the weight throw. Thirty top-eight finishes at the NCAA Championships. Four national titles. But since 1991, silence. But Rudy Winkler, the senior from Cornell who compete in the hammer throw at the Rio Games last […]


NCAAs Are Here

NCAAs Are Here

The final collegiate meet of the 2016-17 indoor season begins today at the Gilliam Indoor Track Facility in College Station, Texas. Eleven members of Heps Nation — nine undergraduates and two graduates — will compete among the best athletes in the nation. How many will come home with First-Team All-American honors, or even better, a national […]


Harvard, Harris, Winkler Honored With Regional Awards

Harvard, Harris, Winkler Honored With Regional Awards

USTFCCCA announced the Division 1 Regional Award winners for the 2017 indoor track & field season today.  The Harvard women’s team swept the Northeast awards – sophomore Gabrielle Thomas for track, freshman Zoe Hughes for field, Jason Saretsky for head coach, and Kebba Tolbert for assistant coach – while Cornell senior Rudy Winkler was named the […]


Only NCAAs Remain

Only NCAAs Remain

The Ivy report from the ECAC and IC4A Championships in Boston, Mass., is somewhat short as a small number of Heps athletes took to the competition less than a week after the hard-fought Indoor Heps in New York’s Armory. There were two champions — Columbia junior Akua Obeng-Akrofi and Cornell junior Dominic DeLuca — from […]


Determining the Best of the East

Determining the Best of the East

Ivy Leaguers have arrived in Boston for their final meet of the indoor season — this weekend’s ECAC and IC4A championships at Boston University. The regional championships kicked off Friday with the pentathlon and Day 1 of the heptathlon (although, no Ivy competed in either event) and conclude on Sunday. A full meet schedule is […]


UPDATE: Eleven Tickets to Texas, Please

UPDATE: Eleven Tickets to Texas, Please

Ten Eleven members of Heps Nation will be heading off to College Station, Texas, next week for the 2017 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships. Accepted/declared athletes were announced by the NCAA last night. The Harvard women will be sending four athletes, one of the highest representations for the school in years. The Crimson never had more […]


Time to Cross Fingers

Time to Cross Fingers

The Indoor Heps championships not only determined who the best in the Ivy League is, but it also served as the final chance for athletes to get a NCAA qualifying performance. Each individual event only has 16 slots and only 12 relay teams get to travel to College Station, Texas, for the NCAA Championships on March […]


2016-17 Indoor Awards #8

2016-17 Indoor Awards #8

WOMEN’S ATHLETES OF THE WEEK Two Princeton seniors — vaulter Allison Harris (Toronto, Ont.) and thrower Julia Ratcliffe (Hamilton, N.Z.) — broke their own school records over the weekend. Harris became the first Ivy Leaguer to clear 14 feet with a clearance of 4.27 (14-0) at the Virginia Tech Challenge on Friday while Ratcliffe blasted […]


2016-17 Indoor Awards #7

2016-17 Indoor Awards #7

WOMEN’S ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Yale senior Frances Schmiede (Pymble, Australia) ran the mile in just 4:34.54 at Boston University’s David Hemery Valentine Invitational, which was second among collegians (by just .05 seconds). But in Ivy League history only two milers — Dartmouth grad Abbey D’Agostino and Harvard alum Darlene Beckford — have done that […]


Broadway Bound (Well, Just A Block Away)

Broadway Bound (Well, Just A Block Away)

This weekend is always an exciting one as stars from across the track and field world descend upon New York City for the Millrose Games, now hosted by the Armory and sponsored by the New York Road Runners. And, as expected, there will be significant Ivy flavor. Of the entries that have been posted, there […]


2016-17 Indoor Awards #6

2016-17 Indoor Awards #6

MEN’S ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Cornell senior Rudy Winkler (Sand Lake, N.Y.) put Conor McCullough’s league weight throw record to bed at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup at Penn State on Friday. His record toss of 23.32 meters (76-6 1/4) came in the third round, but he had four throws beyond 73 feet in an exceptional […]


He was One of Ours

He was One of Ours

It is amazing how long ago that the Navy men’s track team was dismissed from this League. It was 2003. So no one competing in the League now was even 10 years old then. I was at Indoor Heps at Dartmouth that year and I remember seeing Al Cantello, a long-time coach at Navy, come […]


30 in (Top) 30

30 in (Top) 30

Time to take a glance at the national scene.  It’s the end of January and almost all of the big players have provided track & field fans a taste of what is yet to come for this season.  The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has provided national rankings in order […]


2016-17 Indoor Awards #5

2016-17 Indoor Awards #5

Credit: ArmoryTrack Image WOMEN’S ATHLETES OF THE WEEK Two sprinters — Harvard sophomore Gabby Thomas (Florence, Mass.) and Columbia junior Akua Obeng-Akrofi (Lawrenceville, Ga.) — share the award after impressive pre-Heps showings at the Columbia East-West Challenge at the Armory on Saturday night. Thomas took the League’s 200-meter dash record all the way down to 23.01 […]


2016-17 Indoor Awards #4

2016-17 Indoor Awards #4

MEN’S ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Harvard sophomore Myles Marshall (Kingwood, Texas) put himself in rarified Heps air at the Rod McCravy Memorial in Lexington, Ky., by clocking a school-record 1:48.17 for 800 meters. That is now third on the all-time Heps’ indoor list behind only former American Collegiate Recordholder Trinity Gray of Brown and former […]


2016-17 Indoor Awards #3

2016-17 Indoor Awards #3

Photo: Columbia Spectator WOMEN’S ATHLETES OF THE WEEK Three women — Harvard sophomore Gabrielle Thomas (Florence, Mass.), Columbia junior Akua Obeng-Akrofi (Lawrenceville, Ga.) and Brown senior Shanelle DeJournett (Knoxville, Tenn.) — are sharing the first award of the new year. Thomas ran 7.42 for 60 meters as her Crimson hosted the Beantown Challenge, a mark […]


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 […]


2015-16 Field Men of the Year

2015-16 Field Men of the Year

Cornell’s Rudy Winkler has improved immensely since us dubbing him our Rookie of the Year for the 2014-15 seasons.  He continues to throw far – in many instances, further than any other Ivy Leaguer has ever done.  He claimed his first conference record this past spring by breaking the conference mark of 242-10 (set by […]


2015-16 Field Woman of the Year

2015-16 Field Woman of the Year

Harvard’s Nikki Okwelogu may have shared this honor last year, but she stands alone with it this time around.  She continued to dominate the shot put in the Ivy League, winning that event at both the Indoor and Outdoor Heps Championships.  She won a third Heps title with the discus throw at Outdoor Heps in […]


2015-16 Track Men of the Year

2015-16 Track Men of the Year

Seniors Thomas Awad (Penn) and Ben Rainero (Cornell) have shared the distance spotlight throughout the year, and it may as well end with them sharing this award.  They both had stellar senior year campaigns.  Awad earned two All-American honors this past year – a 14th place finish at NCAA Cross Country Championships, and a 3rd place finish […]


2015-16 Track Woman of the Year

2015-16 Track Woman of the Year

Autumne Franklin made her senior year one to remember, for herself, for Harvard, and for the Ivy League. As a former hurdler myself, I know personally how it is a challenge to be successful across three different hurdling distances – the indoor 60m to the outdoor 100m and 400m – let alone defending your conference […]


2015-16 Rookie Man of the Year

Adam Kelly entered the Ivy ranks in the midst of a hammer throw high period.  More Ivy throwers are surpassing the 200 foot mark in the hammer throw (a total of four this season) and making a statement on the national scene.  Kelly is one of those four throwers as he has easily adapted to […]