Heps Champs

Records Broken All Over

Records Broken All Over

Official Results After a great weekend of intense competition, the Cornell men and Harvard women won the 2016 Outdoor Heptagonal Championships.  We are going to have fun rewriting the record books due to this meet. Cornell set a new team scoring record by becoming the first team to score more than 200 points in a [...]


Grabbing Doubles, If They Can

Grabbing Doubles, If They Can

Schedule | Live Results please refresh this page frequently as we will be updating it as the meet progresses Time for round three of Akosa vs Menchaca, as the series is even at 1-1 for the day: Akosa holding off Menchaca in the 4×100 anchor leg for the win, and then Menchaca pulling away from Akosa during [...]


Bring Out the Youth

Bring Out the Youth

Schedule | Live Results please refresh this page frequently as we will be updating it as the meet progresses The men’s 100m final only has three teams – Cornell, Princeton, and Brown, the bulk of which are in Red and Orange/Black.  Cornell rookie Zach Menchaca has the fastest seed time and preliminary time, while Princeton’s Carrington Akosa [...]


Are We Not Entertained?

Are We Not Entertained?

Schedule | Live Results please refresh this page frequently as we will be updating it as the meet progresses The men’s 1500m final is expected to be exciting and a bit unpredictable as there are three sub-4:00 milers and seven low-4:00 milers in the field and this event tends to be more tactical in recent years.  Dartmouth’s [...]


Getting These Finals Started

Getting These Finals Started

Schedule | Live Results please refresh this page frequently as we will be updating it as the meet progresses Ok, time to sit down and buckle in – we are approaching noon and the finals are going to be coming in very quickly. Before we really start the meet, Dave Hunter got the chance to interview Princeton [...]


Onto Day 2

Onto Day 2

Schedule | Live Results Day 2 of the 2016 Outdoor Heptagonal Championships is underway. The decathlon resumed with the high hurdles.  Day 1 leader Austin Jamerson has extended his overall lead by producing the fastest hurdle time of the day – 14.70.  He and Dartmouth’s Nico Robinson – in position 2 after Day 1 – are the [...]


Closing In On Day 1

Closing In On Day 1

Schedule | Live Results After so many times of coming close to a title, Cornell’s Caroline Kellner is finally a Heps champion.  In the women’s 10km, Kellner and Princeton’s Kathryn Fluehr broke away from the pack, giving themselves a 200m lead by the time they had 9 laps to go in the competition.  Kellner and Fluehr stayed [...]


Wrapping Up the Prelims

Wrapping Up the Prelims

Schedule | Live Results Recommend you refresh frequently as we will be updating this post numerous times To be a women’s 100m finalist, you needed to run faster than 12 seconds in order to make the at-large qualifying cut.  Harvard’s freshmen of Gabrielle Thomas and Ngozi Musa won their respective heats in 11.66 and 11.81.  Thomas’ time [...]


Onto the Women’s Prelims

Onto the Women's Prelims

Schedule | Live Results Recommend you refresh frequently as we will be updating this post numerous times The women’s track competition formally begun with the 1,500m preliminary rounds.  The image above show the top three from heat 1, which was won by Penn’s Ashley Montgomery in 4:23.53 (second fastest time of the day), followed by Yale’s Frances [...]


Bragg Breaking Vertical Barriers

Bragg Breaking Vertical Barriers

Schedule | Live Results Recommend you refresh frequently as we will be updating this post numerous times Princeton senior Adam Bragg has finally done it – he has finally claimed the outdoor pole vaulting conference record.  In the process, he became the second man in Ivy history to clear 18-feet at the Outdoor Heps championships.  He cleared [...]


Starting the Men’s Preliminary Round

Starting the Men's Preliminary Round

Schedule | Live Results Recommend you refresh frequently as we will be updating this post numerous times The men’s 1,500m kicked off our block of preliminary rounds for the day.  Two heats are scheduled, with the top four in each heat and then the next 2 fastest make it to the Sunday finals.  Top seed James Randon [...]


Moving to the Track

Moving to the Track

Schedule | Live Results The heptathlon 100m hurdles is the first track event of the 2016 Outdoor Heps Championships.  Defending champion Madison Hansen of Harvard sprinted out to an early overall heptathlon lead by going sub-14 in the hurdles – 13.93, a new personal best for the senior – to get 988 points.  Indoor Heps pentathlon champion [...]


Starting in the Circle

Starting in the Circle

Schedule | Live Results The 2016 Outdoor Heps Championships officially started at the top of the hour with the men’s hammer throw competition.  We expect it to be a good competition between defending champion Rudy Winkler of Cornell, rookies Adam Kelly of Princeton and Owen Russell of Brown, and Dartmouth’s Colin Minor – the only [...]


Hours to Go…

Hours to Go...

All of the teams are in Princeton now, resting up before the action begins at 10am tomorrow. What can we do until then?  Well, we can have fun analyzing the entry and start lists!  Leone Timing released the entry and start lists on the live results website - check them out.  We did and compared who [...]


oHeps16 – Men’s Sprints/Hurdles

oHeps16 - Men's Sprints/Hurdles

Princeton’s Carrington Akosa seems to be the favorite in both the 100m and 200m after placing fourth and third last year. His times of 10.67 and 21.25 are the tops in the league in wind-legal marks and can provide precious team points. Cornell’s Brailin Paulino placed second in both disciplines last year and is the [...]


oHeps16 – Women’s Mid-Distance

oHeps16 - Women's Mid-Distance

After a disappointing Indoor Heps, Princeton senior Cecilia Barowski has already carved her name into the league record book with her 800m win at the Stanford Invitational in a time of 2:02.62 — fourth fastest ever in the league and an Olympic Trials qualifier. The 800m at Outdoor Heps is Barowski’s to lose: she is [...]


oHeps16 – Men’s Distance

oHeps16 - Men's Distance

For the last few years when we’ve written the Outdoor Heps previews, I’ve received the following question from Navy alum Ronnie Harris – “When will my Heps Championship record in the 5,000m be broken?” Harris is quite proud to still hold the meet record of 13:53.74 from his 1987 win, but he is ok if [...]


oHeps16 – Women’s Throws

oHeps16 - Women's Throws

It appears that Cornell’s fortunes to secure a Heptagonal Championship would rest on their throwers. Blessed with a versatile stable of talented throwers, they aim to score big in these four events. Harvard, Princeton and Penn have individuals that could provide large points, but lack the same depth as Cornell. Harvard’s Nikki Okwelogu is the [...]


oHeps16 – Men’s Verticals

oHeps16 - Men's Verticals

The vertical jumps are going to be important in the team battle for Cornell and Princeton as there are many athletes from both schools in scoring contention in these events. As a result, each attempt or miss can greatly impact the point spread. Princeton is capable of getting up to 18 points in the pole [...]


oHeps16 – Women’s Horizontals

oHeps16 - Women's Horizontals

Freshman phenom Gabrielle Thomas of Harvard has extended her dominance to the field events in the long jump. In her long jump season opener at the Harvard-Yale Meet, Thomas jumped 19’4” to co-win the event with her teammate Allison Morrison. Morrison’s mark is considered wind-aided. The teammates share the furthest distance in the conference this [...]


oHeps16 – Men’s Relays

oHeps16 - Men's Relays

Men’s 4x100m The men’s 4x100m title could go to Brown, Princeton or Cornell. All three teams have run well under 41 seconds this season. Cornell comes into the championships with the fastest qualifying time, 40.43, which was run at the Larry Ellis Invitational. Ryan Hynes, Larry Gibson, Alex Beck, and Zach Menchaca will have to [...]


oHeps16 – Multi-Events

oHeps16 - Multi-Events

It would be a major surprise if another athlete besides Cornell’s Austin Jamerson wins the decathlon this weekend. We don’t mean to slight the other athletes, but on paper, Jamerson is the favorite. He’s the top returning scorer from last year’s Outdoor Heps (7,070 points – among the top-10 all-time) and the Indoor Heps heptathlon [...]


oHeps16 – Women’s Relays

oHeps16 - Women's Relays

Women’s 4x100m The talented quartet consisting of Ngozi Musa, Jade Miller, Autumne Franklin and Gabrielle Thomas are this year’s favorite to win the women’s 4x100m title this weekend. This team has clocked six program best times in this event beginning with their first mark of 44.85 posted at the TCU Invitational on March 19. At [...]


oHeps16 – Men’s Horizontals

oHeps16 - Men's Horizontals

Dartmouth’s Corey Muggler is the only athlete to reach a mark over 24 feet in the men’s long jump. At the Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational, Muggler jumped 24’ 1”, which ranks him among the best in program history. Dartmouth has only earned two long jump titles at the championships in 1939 and 1941. The Big [...]