Athletes

An Impressive Double Double

An Impressive Double Double

It would be no easy task to identify, not even just select, the greatest single-day sprint doubles in Heps history. But Friday in Lexington, Ky., we were provided with two performances for consideration. Harvard sophomore Gabby Thomas qualified for NCAA Nationals in the 100-meter dash in 11.44 (a mark better in League history by only […]


That Nationals Smile

That Nationals Smile

The first day of the NCAA East Preliminaries in Lexington, Ky., saw four Ivy Leaguers earn their spot at Nationals and 21 others move one step closer. Princeton senior hammer thrower Julia Ratcliffe didn’t let the damp weather stop her as she posted the competition’s top two throws, including the winner of 65.42 meters (214-7). […]


Rainy Start To NCAAs

Rainy Start To NCAAs

It is going to be a soggy Thursday in Lexington, which should be an advantage to the athletes from the Northeast at the NCAA Eastern Preliminaries. Not that every Heps athlete is a great performer in bad weather, but certainly they are more accustomed to it. Below is the schedule and participant list for the […]


Prepping For The Kentucky Derby…

Prepping For The Kentucky Derby...

UPDATE: The official lists of entrants are out. For the men, please click here. For the women’s, please click here. More than 130 Ivy entrants in all. The road to the NCAA Track & Field Championships, for athletes in the Eastern half of the U.S., run through Lexington, Ky., in a few weeks. No one […]


Wrapping Up the 2017 Penn Relays

Wrapping Up the 2017 Penn Relays

The 2017 Penn Relays wrapped up with one more new entry to the record book and a few other strong finishes by several Ivy Leaguers. Penn will enter another relay squad into the HepsTrack/Ivy League record book. In the College Women 4×800 Championship of America race, the squad that consists of three freshmen and one […]


Tough Battles on Day 2 of Penn Relays

Tough Battles on Day 2 of Penn Relays

Penn hoped to win their second Penn Relays wheel in as many years today, this time in the College Men’s Distance Medley Relay Championship of America. They lined up with a talented field, which conference foes Princeton and Columbia. Fortunately for us track fans, the pace was kept honest throughout the race and the field […]


Columbia Claims DMR Record on Day 1 of Penn Relays

Columbia Claims DMR Record on Day 1 of Penn Relays

Columbia loaded up their women’s distance medley relay squad for the Penn Relays Championship of America event with hopes to challenge the field for the coveted wheel. The team of Sarah Hardie, Akua Obeng-Akrofi, Brittney Wade, and Henna Rustami were indeed in contention throughout the race as they were as high as third place at […]


2017 Outdoor Awards #5

2017 Outdoor Awards #5

WOMEN’S ATHLETES OF THE WEEK Two familiar faces — Harvard sophomore Gabby Thomas (Florence, Mass.) and Columbia junior Akua Obeng-Akrofi (Lawrenceville, Ga.) — share the award after both posted an all-time League No. 3 performance. For Thomas, already the Heps’ record holder in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes, leapt 6.27 meters (20-7) in the […]


How Heps Look, Two Weeks Out

How Heps Look, Two Weeks Out

We have just a little over two weeks to go until Outdoor Heps return to New Haven, Conn.  So, do we have any idea on how Outdoor Heps will pan out? We do, if we look at the outdoor season’s performance lists on TFRRS.org. We scored the performance lists with Outdoor Heps scoring (10-8-6-4-2-1) to […]


2017 Outdoor Awards #4

2017 Outdoor Awards #4

MEN’S ATHLETE OF THE WEEK This week’s winner — Cornell sophomore Zach Menchaca (The Colony, Texas) — welcomed his foes from Achilles Club (combined Oxford and Cambridge squads) before dashing past them in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes at Franklin Field in a series that dates back to 1921. Menchaca — last year’s Heps […]


2017 Outdoor Awards #3

2017 Outdoor Awards #3

WOMEN’S ATHLETE OF THE WEEK She’s back. Princeton senior Julia Ratcliffe (Hamilton, N.Z.) — back throwing her mighty hammer — won the Sam Howell Invitational with a heave of 68.05 meters (223-3) on Saturday. Only Maggie Ewen of Arizona State has thrown further this year. This is not an exaggeration, Ratcliffe — the 2014 NCAA […]


2017 Outdoor Awards #2

2017 Outdoor Awards #2

MEN’S ATHLETES OF THE WEEK Three sub-four seniors had excellent outings over the weekend to share the award. Penn’s Chris Hatler (Sparta, N.J.) ran a 3:42.89 for 1,500 meters at the Stanford Invitational while Columbia’s Rob Napolitano (Brick, N.J.) won the event at the Florida Relays in 3:43.50. Cornell’s James Gowans (Mexico, N.Y.) won the […]


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 […]