Heps Champs

Time to Run on Grass

Time to Run on Grass

photo by Daily Princetonian’s Mary Hui A new school year approaches – it’s time to get ready to race on the grass.  The 2014 cross country season is starting up these next few weeks as students return to campus and begin their official cross country practices (or for the non-distance personnel, the fall training season). [...]


Harvard & Cornell Win Team Titles; MVP Lists

Harvard & Cornell Win Team Titles; MVP Lists

Nathan Crumpton photo Men’s Results | Women’s Results It came to the final events for both the men’s and women’s team titles.  For the women, the title was clenched in the shot put.  For the men, it was the relays. Harvard battled with Dartmouth during the 4×400 and 4×800 relays, with Dartmouth winning the 4×800 over Harvard [...]


Heps Relay Time

Heps Relay Time

  Men’s Entries | Women’s Entries Schedule of Events | Twitter In the 4×800 Relay, it was Columbia vs Brown on the final two legs.  Anchormen Harry McFann (Columbia) and Henry Tufnell (Brown) were even throughout their entire leg until 100m to go, where Tufnell tried to make his move to pass McFann.  But McFann, who won the open [...]


Wrapping Up Long Distance Items

Wrapping Up Long Distance Items

  Nathan Crumpton photo Men’s Entries | Women’s Entries Schedule of Events | Twitter In the men’s 5000m final, Cornell’s Brian Eimstad took the early leading opportunities until the 2 mile mark, when Princeton’s Alejandro Arroyo-Yamin took over.  Harvard’s James Leakos took the lead with 3 laps to go.  At the bell lap, it was Leakos, Columbia’s Daniel Everett, [...]


Hairston Gets Hurdle Double

Hairston Gets Hurdle Double

New Haven Promise Twitter photo Men’s Entries | Women’s Entries Schedule of Events | Twitter We got a number of alumni helping out with presenting awards.  Like Yale graduate and Olympic gold medalist Frank Shorter.  Here he is, celebrating with the top 6 women from last night’s 10km final. Meanwhile, back to the results – The 400m Hurdle finals [...]


Heps Keeps Rollin’

Heps Keeps Rollin'

    Men’s Entries | Women’s Entries Schedule of Events | Twitter Tom Hopkins of Princeton won his 2nd 400m Heps title today, winning in 47.66 over Cornell’s Larry Gibson (47.89) and Brown’s Ajani Brown (48.09). Hopkins made up the starting stagger by the 150m point, but on the second curve, Gibson and Brown started to make their move [...]


That Was Fast

That Was Fast

  Doug Austin photo Men’s Entries | Women’s Entries Schedule of Events | Twitter For once, we had a fast 1500m Men’s final. Columbia duo Tim Cousins and John Gregorek led the pack for the first 1000m of the race (400m in 61, 800m in 2:06), before Cornell’s Baxter made a big move with 500m to go.  But at [...]


Barrier Clearance Updates

Barrier Clearance Updates

Dartmouth T&F Twitter Photo Men’s Entries | Women’s Entries Schedule of Events | Twitter Ok, some updates from events that require you to clear a barrier: Sophomore Brendan Smith won Penn’s first steeplechase crown since 2000 today, winning the event in 8:54.50 (just shy of his personal best).  Dartmouth’s Henry Sterling was the leader through most of the race [...]


D’Ag – Two for Two

D'Ag - Two for Two

Men’s Entries | Women’s Entries Schedule of Events | Twitter Whenever I manage to get a post in, it will be quick and update whenever I can.  Like below: Dartmouth’s Abbey D’Agostino has gone 2-for-2 on the weekend, winning her second title of the weekend in the women’s 5,000m final.  This is her second title in this distance. Cornell [...]


Sunday Game Plan

Sunday Game Plan

Nathan Crumpton photo Men’s Entries | Women’s Entries Schedule of Events | Twitter With all of the action that is going to take place today, we are going to be busy doing our best to get out information to you loyal followers of HepsNation. If you want to watch the Sunday finals, check out the Ivy League Digital Network [...]


A Piece Of History

A Piece Of History

After Thomas Awad cemented his legend in the 10k last night, the next stop for HepsTrack was a visit to the Yale Track & Field Alumni Association dinner on the infield of Coxe Cage. The honoree was track icon Frank Shorter, who graduated from Yale in 1969 before starting a U.S. running revolution by winning [...]


D’Ag Claims a New Event Title

D'Ag Claims a New Event Title

Letsrun.com Twitter photo Men’s Entries | Women’s Entries Schedule of Events | Twitter It was amazing to see her name listed in the entries, but Dartmouth’s Abbey D’Agostino proved that she can too race a 10km.  She won the event in her first instance of contesting it, running 33:10.38 and winning it.  The time is the 3rd best ever [...]


Princeton Gets Two More

Princeton Gets Two More

Nathan Crumpton photo Princeton continued their dominance in the pole vault.  Tiger senior Samantha Anderson was challenged by Columbia freshman Gardenia Centanaro throughout the competition, but the difference between the event title and runner-up position was clearing 12-05 1/2 on your second attempt (Anderson) versus your third (Centanaro).  Yale senior Emily Urciuoli finished in 3rd [...]


Back On

Back On

The Girls’ Team Twitter photo And we’re back on! It looks like the wind has died down too, as Columbia’s Marvellous Iheukwumere has set both the Ivy League and conference meet record in the 100m dash with a wind-legal 11.63.  The previous record holder, Harvard’s Danielle Barbian, has also qualified for the finals.  Penn’s Lydia [...]


Catching Up During Storm Delay

Catching Up During Storm Delay

With a short break in the Heps action, I’ll get to posting some of the women’s preliminary round results. Day 1 of the women’s heptathlon is complete, and the competition is tight.  Dartmouth’s Janae Dunchack holds a slim 10 point lead over Princeton’s Elizabeth McKenna after four events (3,176 to 3,766 points), while Harvard’s Madison [...]


Second In A Row for Ratcliffe

Second In A Row for Ratcliffe

Princeton Track/XC Twitter photo Men’s Entries | Women’s Entries Schedule of Events | Twitter Second year, second win, second meet record for Princeton’s Julia Ratcliffe.  She dominated the women’s hammer for the second year in a row – she could have won the event with just her first throw. But at the end of the competition, she set a [...]


Harvard, Dartmouth, Penn Claim First Wins

Harvard, Dartmouth, Penn Claim First Wins

Harvard T&F Twitter photo Men’s Entries | Women’s Entries Schedule of Events | Twitter While the Saturday trials are underway, we’ll start sharing some of the first field finals of Outdoor Heps.  We will try to do this regularly, but the best way to follow the action is through any of the links at the top of this [...]


Men’s Final Thoughts (With Entries)

Men’s Final Thoughts (With Entries)

Nathan Crumpton Photo Men’s Entries | Women’s Entries Women’s Final Thoughts | Schedule of Events It looks like Cornell and Princeton made some changes to their sprint lineup in order to try to increase their point chances for the team race. Before this weekend, Cornell could not guarantee any points in the 100m as the [...]


Women’s Final Thoughts (With Entries)

Women’s Final Thoughts (With Entries)

Nathan Crumpton Photo Women’s Entries | Men’s Entries Men’s Final Thoughts | Schedule of Events The women entries did not provide as many surprises or thoughts as the men’s did, but there were some interesting declaration made. Beginning with the sprints and hurdles. Dartmouth sophomore Kaitlin Whitehorn is going to be busy — 100m, 200m, [...]


oHeps14 — Women’s Middle Distance

oHeps14 — Women’s Middle Distance

Nathan Crumpton Photo Join The Crowd. Sign up on Facebook The women’s middle distances might be the hardest thing to figure, namely because of the options presented to Dartmouth. Big question: Will two-time defending champion Abbey D’Agostino run the 1,500m? She can obviously win it, but will she do more damage in the team chase [...]


oHeps 14 — Women’s Verticals

oHeps 14 — Women’s Verticals

Nathan Crumpton Photo Join The Crowd. Sign up on Facebook The clear favorite in the high jump — Dartmouth sophomore Kaitlin Whitehorn — is one of those athletes coaches love. Not only does the former Indoor Heps champ have the League’s top mark this spring (5-8 3/4), she has also run 11.86 in the 100m [...]


oHeps14 – Men’s Throws

oHeps14 - Men’s Throws

Marlon Mattis Photo Join The Crowd. Sign up on Facebook If history is to be made on the men’s side, expect it to come from the throwing fields as the Championships records in three of the four events are in jeopardy. Stephen Mozia of Cornell, a two-time shot put champion, has his eyes on the [...]


oHeps14 – Relays

oHeps14 - Relays

Nathan Crumpton Photo Join The Crowd. Sign up on Facebook No other way to say it, when it comes to the men’s 4×1 and 4×4 the big question is: Who will be second? That’s because the Cornell Big Red have such a sizable advantage this spring. In the 4×1, the Big Red — with Kinsley [...]


oHeps14 – Multis

oHeps14 - Multis

Nathan Crumpton Photo Join The Crowd. Sign up on Facebook The multi-events will tell the tale of youth versus experience. Youth tops the conference in the heptathlon. There are a lot of young faces in the heptathlon field this year as there are only two seniors we know of who will compete this weekend. Harvard’s [...]