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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 […]


The National Slate

U.S. Nationals get underway today at Sacramento State University in California and the schedule has already been adjusted because of the extreme heat. Highs are expected to hover around 110 degrees on Thursday. Below is the schedule of events and the Leaguers slated to compete. All times Eastern Thursday, June 22 Time Event Round HepsNation […]


Accusations Abound At Harvard [Updated]

Accusations Abound At Harvard [Updated]

Here is something you simply don’t see every day. The day after the collegiate track & field ended with two Crimson athletes earning All-America status at the NCAA Championships, an active member of the Harvard coaching staff — Lauren Kuntz — has written a troubling piece in the Crimson, the student paper at Harvard. In […]


More First-Teamers for Harvard

More First-Teamers for Harvard

The 2016-17 collegiate track & field season came to a close yesterday as the women wrapped up their competitions in Eugene, Ore.  Of the five athletes that competed yesterday, two of them earned top-8 finishes in their respective events to claim First-Team All-American honors while the other three will receive Honorable Mentions accolades. Harvard senior Jade […]


Jumping In the Rain

Jumping In the Rain

Harvard senior Efe Uwaifo finished his collegiate career with his best showing at the NCAA Championships yesterday.  He finished 15th overall in the triple jump with a wind-aided distance of 51-04 1/4, securing Second-Team All-American honors.  The distance came on his second attempt of the meet, where he had to jump under cool, rainy, and […]


Ratcliffe Podiums for Third Time

Ratcliffe Podiums for Third Time

After Day 2 of the NCAA Championships, HepsNation athletes had one top-8 finisher and two athletes advancing to their event finals that will be held on Saturday. In one of the few finals of the day, Julia Ratcliffe returned to the scoring podium in the hammer throw.  The Princeton senior entered the competition as the #2 […]


First Since 1962

First Since 1962

NCAA Championships Day 1 Photos by Michael Scott Heps champion.  Ivy League record holder.  US Champion.  Olympian. Now add “NCAA Champion” to the list of titles that Cornell senior Rudy Winkler has earned during his collegiate career. Winkler came into his final NCAA championship with the #2 best hammer performance in the nation, 237-02, and […]


NCAAs Are Here

NCAAs Are Here

The 2017 Outdoor Track & Field Championships begin today in Eugene, Ore., and HepsNation is ready to show the nation that they can contend for national titles and earned the right to have their name included on the board shown above. And while a small number of fans will be at Eugene to follow the […]


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 […]


A Lot In The Tank

A Lot In The Tank

Photo: Dartmouth/Ben Ennis When the bell rang for the final lap of the first of two quarterfinals of the women’s 1,500-meter run at the NCAA East Preliminaries, Dartmouth senior Helen Schlachtenhaufen was sitting in fifth place, the last automatic qualifying position. Little did the rest of the field know what she had left. From there […]


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 […]


Tigers Roar Back For Title 18

Tigers Roar Back For Title 18

Photo: Patricia Melton Results When heavily-taped junior Carrington Akosa — who’d scored 14 points in the 100 and 200 in 2016 — was not able to compete to his level of ability, the Princeton Tigers looked dead. Rival Cornell had taken advantage of every opportunity, including outscoring the Orange & Black, 41-10, in Akosa’s specialities. […]


Gabby Runs Away

Gabby Runs Away

Photo: Patricia Melton Results The Harvard women’s track & field team taught us all two great lessons at the 2017 Outdoor Heps Championship. First, don’t relay on the season performances lists, which had Penn ending the Crimson’s three-year win streak. Second lesson? Never think that there is a limit to what sophomore Gabby Thomas can […]


oHeps17 — Records, Big Winds In Advance of Championship Sunday

oHeps17 — Records, Big Winds In Advance of Championship Sunday

Results Sometimes things are gone with the wind. Sometimes there is a calm stability. Today in New Haven, Conn., there was a lot of each. The “wind” part of pretty obvious. A bunch of amazing sprint, hurdle and jumping marks were brushed into the dust bin of history because of gusty winds that were as […]


oHeps17 — What’s Gonna Happen?

oHeps17 — What's Gonna Happen?

So when the entries came in last night, Mary and I dug in. We went about projecting the event-by-event results. Then we tallied the points and averaged our results. Here is what we came up with: WOMEN 1. Penn, 162 2. Harvard, 145 3. Princeton, 94 1/2 4. Columbia, 89 1/2 5. Cornell, 78 6. […]


oHeps17 — Women’s Sprints

oHeps17 — Women's Sprints

Women’s Entries | Men’s Entries If you took Harvard All-American sophomore Gabby Thomas (Florence, Mass.) off the 2017 ranked lists, you might have the strong Heps’ 100 and 200 fields ever. But when you put her otherworldly 11.24 and 22.60 back on it, you no longer have your dad’s Heps. Heck, you don’t even have […]


oHeps17 — Men’s Middle Distance

oHeps17 — Men's Middle Distance

Women’s Entries | Men’s Entries I know that the pedestrian 1,500m final has become a tradition at Outdoor Heps. No one has run under 3:44 in the last quarter-century and the only reason some broke 3:45 was because of the great debacle of 2005, when 4:15 claimed the title. Finishing deep in that field was […]


oHeps17 — Women’s Vertical Jumps

oHeps17 — Women's Vertical Jumps

Women’s Entries | Men’s Entries All of the projections for the women’s team chase at Heps have Harvard and Penn at the top, so with that in mind, all eyes should be on the vertical events this weekend. Each team has athletes who can score, but Penn has more potential scorers — five to Harvard’s […]


oHeps17 — Men’s Distance

oHeps17 — Men's Distance

Women’s Entries | Men’s Entries The distance races are tough to form chart for several reasons. Many runners have yet to make a true competitive run in the events. And some will run in an event not because it is their best distance, but because it provides the best chances for points. The 5k and […]


oHeps17 — Women’s Throws

oHeps17 — Women's Throws

Women’s Entries | Men’s Entries Princeton senior Julia Ratcliffe (Hamilton, N.Z.) and Harvard senior Nikki Okwelogu (Fresno, Calif.) are looking to join rare company. Ratcliffe — who could become the first four-time women’s champion in the hammer throw — has reset the championship record each time she has thrown at Outdoor Heps. While Ratcliffe has […]


oHeps17 — Men’s Horizontal Jumps

oHeps17 — Men's Horizontal Jumps

Women’s Entries | Men’s Entries There once was a time when a 50-foot triple jump stood a good chance of winning a title. This year it could be that a 50-footer won’t even earn a point. What could make that even more true in 2017 is the competitive equity as the No. 2 seed through […]