Awards

2016-17 Track Woman of the Year

2016-17 Track Woman of the Year

Gabrielle Thomas continues to redefine what it means to be an Ivy League sprinter.  The Harvard sophomore just proved that her rookie year was no fluke as she kept resetting her own conference records and showing the rest of the nation that she’s a sprinting force to be reckoned with. Thomas closed out the 2016-17 […]


Memories and Awards of 2016-17 Year

Memories and Awards of 2016-17 Year

I always enjoy looking back on the athletic year when I do these end of the year recaps and recognition.  I recall many of the things that have happened over the course of September 2016 to August 2017, such as the exciting battles at the various Heps championships that resulted in the Harvard women winning […]


2016-17 Field Man of the Year

2016-17 Field Man of the Year

When I wrote up last year’s Field Men of the Year award, I concluded Rudy Winkler‘s section with the following paragraph: “But [he] may still have some work to do. For example, there is still [Conor] McCullough’s indoor weight throw mark of 76-01, and Winkler is only about 14 inches away from that. Also, there […]


2016-17 Alumnus of the Year

2016-17 Alumnus of the Year

2017 was the dream year for Johnny Gregorek (Columbia ’14) on multiple levels.  Some of it is best explained in the Milesplit produced video above – go ahead, watch it. Making it onto the Team USA squad is one level of achievement.  Advancing to the IAAF World Championship final in your event is another, especially […]


2016-17 Field Woman of the Year

2016-17 Field Woman of the Year

The sky is not the limit for Allison Harris.  She just keeps redefining it each time she vaults.  The Princeton senior broke all sorts of pole vault records in 2017.  She tied her own meet record at Indoor Heps as she defended her conference title – 13-07 1/2.  At Outdoor Heps, she broke the conference […]


2016-17 Track Man of the Year

2016-17 Track Man of the Year

James Randon completed his senior year at Yale back in June 2017.  Over the course of his final collegiate season, he accomplished some feats that no Yale athlete has done in 27 years: Randon won the 2016 Heps Cross Country individual title, the first Bulldog to do so since Jim Gibson (Yale ’91) did so […]


2016-17 Rookie Men of the Year

2016-17 Rookie Men of the Year

Princeton’s Joey Daniels was the only Ivy freshman to win an individual conference title in 2017.  The speedy rookie posted the fastest high hurdle times of the year – 7.96 for the 60m hurdles and a wind-aided 13.88 in the 110m hurdles which won the Outdoor Heps title.  That indoor hurdle time was 0.01 seconds […]


2016-17 Alumna of the Year

2016-17 Alumna of the Year

The 2016 USATF 800m champion Kate Grace (Yale ’11) decided to challenge herself for her 2017 track season – she wanted to go to the IAAF World Championships in the 1,500m.  We’ve seen her compete in both the 800m and 1,500m during her senior year at Yale and a little more in her first years […]


2016-17 Female Rookie of the Year

2016-17 Female Rookie of the Year

Early in the 2016-17 indoor season, we had this to say about the Rookie of the Week honoree back on December 11, 2016: “Dartmouth freshman Cha’Mia Rothwell (Durham, N.C.) served notice to the entire conference on Saturday at a tri-meet hosted by the Big Green. She won three events — the 60-meter dash (7.55), the 60-meter hurdles […]


2016-17 All-Academic Honorees

2016-17 All-Academic Honorees

All eight Heps teams and a total of 94 HepsNation student-athlete were recognized by the USTFCCCA last week for their excellent academic standings for the 2016-17 academic year as the UTFCCCA released their All-Academic Teams. A total of 360 teams, 516 men, and 752 women were given USTFCCCA All-Academic honors.  For this honor, a team must have […]


Best in the Region

Best in the Region

As athletes make their way to Eugene this week for the NCAA Championships, USTFCCCA announced their regional athletes and coaches of the 2017 outdoor track & field season.  A total of seven members of HepsNation – three athletes and four coaches – were recognized as being the best in either the Northeast or Mid-Atlantic regions […]


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 […]


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 […]


2015-16 Rookie Woman of the Year

2015-16 Rookie Woman of the Year

Harvard’s Gabrielle Thomas demonstrated as early as her first indoor track race that she will be a force to reckon with, not only in the Ivy League, but also the national scene.  She dominated the sprinting scene on the conference level, winning five individual events and was a member of two winning relays across the […]


Looking Back at 2015-16 season

Looking Back at 2015-16 season

Before we return to our indoor season, we need to look back for a little bit.  These next few days, we will be sharing some of the highlights and announcing our Athletes of the Year from the 2015 to 2016 cross country/track and field seasons.  Shouldn’t we have done this sooner?  Sure, we should have, […]


XC16 Runners of the Week #1

XC16 Runners of the Week #1

MEN’S RUNNER OF THE WEEK Yale junior Hale Ross (Washington, D.C.) led the Bulldogs to a team victory at the Fordham Fiasco, finishing the five-mile course in 25:02.61. That time was a significant improvement on his personal best and the second-place finish in the seven-team race was easily his best ever. As a team, the […]


USTFCCCA All-Academic Teams

USTFCCCA All-Academic Teams

Last week, USTFCCCA announced their annual All-Academic individuals and teams for the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.  All eight Ivy League schools were selected as All-Academic teams, while a total of eighty-two student-athletes were given individual honors. For the individual honor, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 […]


Williams Contending for NCAA Woman of the Year

Williams Contending for NCAA Woman of the Year

Brown graduate O’Sha Williams may be done of the collegiate competition circuit, but she continues to be recognized with collegiate honors. It was announced today that Williams is one of five Ivy League student-athletes in contention for the NCAA Woman of the Year award.  The NCAA Woman of the Year honor is selected based on […]


Academic Honors All Around

Academic Honors All Around

We got some smart kids, no question about that.  This week had announcements of both conference and national academic honors, and a number of them were awarded to HepsNation athletes. Three HepsNation graduates were awarded Capital One Division 1 Academic All-American honors through the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) today. To be eligible for Academic […]