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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 […]


Who Runs New York?

Who Runs New York?

Harry McFann — a Heps’ 800-meter champion turned Gotham hipster — is working on a five-episode documentary series about the nature of New York City’s running scene and culture. McFann — who is working with fellow Lion alum Paul Snyder — writes, “Our goal is to highlight the more humble and unassuming qualities of each […]


The Loss For The “Kids”

The Loss For The "Kids"

A quick remembrance of the man who rebuilt the Armory, where Heps just had a mega-successful Indoor Championship. Dr. Norbert Sander passed away unexpectedly today. Doc had a vision more than a quarter-century ago that others struggled to share. The Armory and its surrounding Washington Heights neighborhood had fallen on hard times. Both had become […]


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 […]


iHeps17 – Women’s Horizontal Jumps

iHeps17 - Women's Horizontal Jumps

Click here for HepsTrack’s Big Guide To Indoor Heps The long jump and triple jump will have a lot of fresh faces, and we don’t just mean well-rested and ready to go. It’s quite possible the women’s horizontal jump titles could go to freshmen in 2017, as freshmen dominate the top of the season performance […]


iHeps17 – Men’s Short Sprints & Hurdles

iHeps17 - Men's Short Sprints & Hurdles

Click here for HepsTrack’s Big Guide To Indoor Heps This is just the third time that the men will contest the 200-meter dash at Indoor Heps and the favorite to win the event — Princeton junior Carrington Akosa (Baltimore, Md.) — is looking to remain the event’s only champion. Akosa has yet to claim the […]


iHeps17 – Women’s Middle Distance

iHeps17 - Women's Middle Distance

Click here for HepsTrack’s Big Guide To Indoor Heps Yale senior Frances Schmiede (Pymble, Australia) is probably the top middle distance runner in the conference this year. She enters Indoor Heps with the fastest times in the mile (which is No. 3 all-time) and 1,000m (conference record) and she’s one of seven women who have […]


iHeps17 – Men’s Long Distance

iHeps17 - Men's Long Distance

Click here for HepsTrack’s Big Guide To Indoor Heps We know that the distance races will each have first-time champions in those disciplines, which means that coaches will be jockeying for maximum team points. Yale senior James Randon (New Caanan, Conn.) could be an interesting case. Given that he is just one of four sub-4 […]


iHeps17 – Men’s & Women’s Relays

iHeps17 - Men's & Women's Relays

Click here for HepsTrack’s Big Guide To Indoor Heps I think I have written this before, but I hate writing previews for Heps’ relays. Don’t get that wrong, I love relays. This April will be the 28th time I will be working at the Penn Relays (and the 25th time since I last lived in […]


iHeps17 – Men’s & Women’s Multi-Events

iHeps17 - Men's & Women's Multi-Events

Click here for HepsTrack’s Big Guide To Indoor Heps Princeton and Dartmouth have had strong representation in the heptathlon these last few years. And this year is no different. On paper, the Big Green athletes have more experience as Dartmouth has the 2015 Indoor Heps champion Nico Robinson (Stanford, Calif.) and sophomore Benjamin Ose (Eden […]


iHeps17 – Women’s Long Sprints

iHeps17 - Women's Long Sprints

Click here for HepsTrack’s Big Guide To Indoor Heps The 400- and 500-meter dashes seem like almost the same event to me. Sure, one is a longer distance that will favor those who have more end-of-racing strength rather than raw speed, kind of like the difference between 100- and 200-meter dashes. But it is unlikely […]


iHeps17 – Men’s Horizontal Jumps

iHeps17 - Men's Horizontal Jumps

Click here for HepsTrack’s Big Guide To Indoor Heps The triple jump might be one of the best events to watch this year at Heps. Harvard senior Efe Uwaifo (London, U.K.) will be looking for his third Indoor title, but there are a lot of challengers. While Uwaifo’s winning mark each of the last two […]


iHeps17 – Women’s Vertical Jumps

iHeps17 - Women's Vertical Jumps

Click here for HepsTrack’s Big Guide To Indoor Heps Princeton senior Allison Harris (Toronto, Ont.) is continuing to soar higher and higher into the air, resetting the limits of what can Ivy Leaguer can vault. Last year, she was honored with the Field MVP award at Indoor Heps with her meet record of 13-7 1/4. […]


It’s Heps Week

It's Heps Week

Let folks know you are coming (and invite others) No current Ivy athletes have competed at a Heps Championship at the Armory in Manhattan… until this coming weekend. So we are making our first call of the week — there will be speed and noise. The last time Indoor Heps came to New York City […]


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 […]