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HepsXC14, Captured on Film

HepsXC14, Captured on Film

And now, we present to you some of the images captured at last weekend’s HepsXC by Sami Aziz.  He has full albums available on his facebook page – check out the Women’s Race, Men’s Race, Men’s Finish Line, and the Award Ceremony albums.  Feel free to tag, share, and like his page.       [...]


Wet, Wild HepsXC

Wet, Wild HepsXC

Mother Nature tried her best to make this year’s HepsXC as miserable as possible for both the athletes and fans.  Yes, it was cold, wet, and muddy, but it did not dampen the excitement of the races and team battles.  The only real casualty of the day was of one of the men lost a [...]


HepsXC14: Harvard Men

HepsXC14: Harvard Men

The Harvard Men’s cross country team had an impressive season in 2013. Senior frontrunner Maksim Korolev placed second at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, won the HepsXC and NCAA Northeast Region individual titles, and placed an unprecedented third at the NCAA National Championship Meet. Fellow seniors James Leakos and Kurt Ruegg also helped carry the team [...]


HepsXC14: Brown Men

HepsXC14: Brown Men

  A little recent history of the Brown’s men cross country team – the team has seen one podium finish at HepsXC in the last ten years. Three years ago, however, when the team was led by front runner Dan Lowry (B’ 12), they managed a 4th place showing. Lowry has since gone pro. It [...]


HepsXC14: Cornell Women

HepsXC14: Cornell Women

The Cornell women will be relying on the team’s experience to carry them through the season.  All but one of their scorers this season were part of the HepsXC championship team from 2012, so they know what it takes to win a conference title and earn a spot at NCAAs.  Cornell raced against Dartmouth, Columbia, [...]


HepsXC14: Yale Women

HepsXC14: Yale Women

In 2012, Yale was considered potential conference title contenders early on in the season, placing well at some national-tier competitions, receiving a national ranking (#22 going into HepsXC), and eyeing a berth for NCAAs as a team.  Unfortunately, the Bulldogs did not have their dream showing at that meet, finishing 5th as a team and ultimately [...]


What Others Have to Say

What Others Have to Say

We take a break in our HepsWeek previews to provide some different perspectives about this weekend. Today, both Flotrack and Letsrun.com released their predictions for the weekend. Flotrack only really shared who they thought who would win the team and individual titles in a video where they try to predict the results for some of [...]


HepsXC14: Princeton Men

HepsXC14: Princeton Men

In recent seasons, Princeton became an Ivy League powerhouse in men’s cross country. Under the guidance of former coach Steve Dolan, they climbed to top-10 spots in national rankings, qualified for the NCAA championships multiple times, and claimed 6 Ivy League HepsXC titles in the past 8 years. It’s been about 2 years since Dolan’s [...]


HepsXC14: Columbia Women

HepsXC14: Columbia Women

Much like for Columbia’s men’s cross country squad, this season has been one of transition for the Columbia’s women. Last year the team was led by frontrunner Waverly Neer who has since transferred to Oregon to finish out her college running career. Along with the departure of Neer and Coach Willy Wood, the women’s team [...]


HepsXC14: Dartmouth Men

HepsXC14: Dartmouth Men

Hepstrack and Dartmouth coach Barry Harwick both agree about something for this weekend: it’s going to be a very close competition at HepsXC this year.  Many talented runners from all across the conference graduated this past June (including Will Geoghegan, Steve Mangan, and Henry Sterling for Dartmouth) that the team title race is wide open.  [...]


HepsXC14: Penn Women

HepsXC14: Penn Women

The Penn Quaker women return four of their top 5 from the 2013 HepsXC. These runners had finished within a 10 second spread back in 2013. Question is if their top runner from last year, sophomore Cleo Whiting, will be back at full strength as she missed the first half of the cross country season [...]


HepsXC14: Cornell Men

HepsXC14: Cornell Men

The Cornell men may have been disappointed in their 7th place team showing at the 2013 HepsXC championships, but they have used that event to motivate themselves for the 2014 season.  Their season kicked off in September on a dominating note, earning a perfect score of 15, led by a freshman Dominic DeLuca, in their annual [...]


HepsXC14: Harvard Women

HepsXC14: Harvard Women

The Harvard women have had a bit of an up and down cross country season so far.  They might not have started the season the way they wanted to, being bested by conference rivals Princeton and Yale at the resumed Harvard-Yale-Princeton tri-meet.  There was an uptick in team performance at the 5km Coast-to-Coast Battle for [...]


HepsXC14: Columbia Men

HepsXC14: Columbia Men

Last year was a record breaking season for the Columbia men’s cross country team. They won the Notre Dame Invitational, climbed up as high as 8th in national rankings, and won the HepsXC team title. While the team may have underperformed at NCAAs, it was perhaps the only instance of such all season. Since then, [...]


HepsXC14: Princeton Women

HepsXC14: Princeton Women

Princeton goes into this weekend as the top Ivy team in the national polls (ranked #25 as of 10/21, while Dartmouth is right behind them in #26).  Even though both Princeton and Dartmouth have yet to go head-to-head with their A-teams so far this season, we know it is going to be a tight battle [...]


HepsXC14: Yale Men

HepsXC14: Yale Men

Yale started off this season with a near-upset at the Harvard-Yale-Princeton tri-meet, where Yale came within 1 point of defeating then-ranked #24 Princeton, 31-32.  This result got Yale noticed on the national scene, where they started to receive votes in the national poll and some running pundits to consider if they could win their first [...]


And Now, the Weather…

And Now, the Weather...

A look at the HepsXC weekend forecast… In short – The Weather Channel says that Princeton not going to be pretty.  Accuweather says the same thing, but in a slightly more upbeat tone. Question is, will we get another one of these?     If we do, I really hope that this time, no one [...]


HepsXC14: Brown Women

HepsXC14: Brown Women

The Brown Bears women’s team is looking to improve from their 7th place showing at the 2013 Heps XC championship.  This will be a good challenge for the team as their team has a number of young racers who have slowly improved over the course of this cross country season.  “We have been having fun and [...]


HepsXC14: Penn Men

HepsXC14: Penn Men

Before the Notre Dame Invitational earlier this month, Letsrun.com shared the following opinion: “Many Ivy League insiders view upstart Penn as a potential darkhorse in a down Ivy League year as the top 4 teams last year in the league were totally decimated by graduation (Columbia, Princeton, Dartmouth, Harvard).”  In many ways, the opinion has some weight. The [...]


HepsXC14: Dartmouth Women

HepsXC14: Dartmouth Women

For the past few years, Mark Coogan developed the Dartmouth women’s distance crew to be one of the best running squads in the Northeast region.  Last year alone,  the Dartmouth’s women distance team end the season with the 2013 HepsXC team title, an automatic berth to NCAAs by finishing 2nd in the Northeast Regional meet, and [...]


HepsWeek Is Here!

HepsWeek Is Here!

The leaves are turning, the weather is cooling, the days are getting shorter, and the harriers are getting faster… it must be time for HepsWeek again.  People are getting excited for the Heps Cross Country Championships… in fact, pumpkins are getting excited too!  One such pumpkin has died from excitement, while others eagerly await with [...]


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 [...]