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HepsXC ’17 Athletes of the Week #2

HepsXC '17 Athletes of the Week #2

Male Athlete of the Week: If you’re recognized by USTFCCCA as their National Division 1 Athlete of the Week, you better believe that they will also be our Athlete of the Week.  Columbia senior Ryan Thomas has been given this honor by USTFCCCA based on the performance of his first race of the 2017 season.  […]


HepsXC ’17 Athletes of the Week #1

HepsXC '17 Athletes of the Week #1

Female Athlete of the Week – With the graduation of Henna Rustami and Natalie Tanner, Columbia was in search of a new leader for its distance corp.  Nell Crosby appears to be the top contender for this position this season.  At last Saturday’s Columbia XC Invitational at Van Cortlandt Park, she won the women’s 6km […]


Cross Is Back

Cross Is Back

It’s officially September 1st.  And this year, this marks the start of the 2017 cross country season. Time to wipe the slate clean as we have new faces to follow, new athletes stepping up to fill the voids due to graduation or transfers, and new possible scoring arrangements as athletes get better and rookies figure […]


Lions Wrapping Up Worlds

Lions Wrapping Up Worlds

Our final two HepsNation athletes – both affiliated with Columbia – took to the track in London this past weekend at the IAAF World Championships. Columbia’s rising senior Akua Obeng-Akrofi ran the third leg for Ghana’s 4×100 relay team on Saturday morning in the preliminary rounds.  She helped the team to a season’s best time […]


Tune In On Sunday

Tune In On Sunday

Johnny Gregorek is making the most of his first trip representing Team USA on the international scene. Yesterday, he advanced to the 1,500m semifinals as a time qualifier after finished 8th in his first round heat in 3:39.62. Gregorek was in the second of two semifinals today, where top 5 in each heat and the […]


Going Through the Rounds in London

Going Through the Rounds in London

Three HepsNation athletes competed at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London in the last few days. Kate Grace made it through to the semifinals of the 1,500m, advancing as a time qualifier after she finished 7th in her Friday preliminary round heat with a time of 4:04.76.  Her time was the 15th fastest out […]


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 […]


Samara To Join USTFCCCA Coaches Hall of Fame

Samara To Join USTFCCCA Coaches Hall of Fame

The USTFCCCA announced yesterday that Princeton men’s head coach Fred Samara is one of their six newest members of their Coaches Hall of Fame. Samara has been the head coach of the men’s program since 1979.  During his tenure, he has coached the Tigers to 41 Heps titles across all three seasons, including seven Triple Crowns […]


Going to London

Going to London

Schedule and Live Results | IAAF Event Previews | Entry Lists The 2017 IAAF Outdoor World Championships will commence this Friday as over 2,000 athletes from over 200 countries will descend on London to determine who is the best in the world.  Six Seven HepsNation athletes will be included in that crowd. Kate Grace will be the first HepsNation […]


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. […]