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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 […]


Princeton Men, Harvard Women Claim Indoor Heps

Princeton Men, Harvard Women Claim Indoor Heps

Results On the back of sophomore sprinter Gabby Thomas’ record-setting weekend at the Armory in New York, the Harvard Crimson claimed its fifth straight Indoor Heps’ crown on Sunday. With 129 points, Harvard held off a resurgent Penn, whose 109 1/3 points was the program’s highest total since 1987. Thomas — who was named the […]


iHeps17 — How To Follow Day Two

iHeps17 — How To Follow Day Two

Today’s action at Indoor Heps is fast. Fortunes can change in a moment, so keeping up can be a challenge even if you are in the building. So below we have a lot of links to stay informed. Records, history and schedules, it can all be found in The Big Guide To Indoor Heps produced […]


What A Day One!

What A Day One!

Men’s Day 1 Results | Women’s Day 1 Results The first day at Indoor Heps yielded eight meet records and, in many cases, showed a depth never before found in the Ivy League. • Above are the top finishers in the men’s weight throw. Cornell senior Rudy Winkler busted a League record with a throw […]


iHeps 17 — Time To Study The Entries

iHeps 17 — Time To Study The Entries

Men’s Entries | Women’s Entries Women’s Notes Yale senior Frances Schmiede has the League’s 1,000 record and is No. 3 in the mile, but she will not run in either. She is slated to contest the 800-meter run, giving Columbia senior Brittney Wade a solid challenge. Unless there is a health issue, that seems to […]


iHeps17 – The Team Chase

iHeps17 - The Team Chase

Click here for HepsTrack’s Big Guide To Indoor Heps There hasn’t been a big diversity of champions on the men’s side at Indoor Heps. There are athletes competing at Heps this year who weren’t yet alive the last time a team other than Princeton or Cornell won the League title. The dominance of the Big […]


iHeps17 – Women’s Short Sprints & Hurdles

iHeps17 - Women's Short Sprints & Hurdles

Click here for HepsTrack’s Big Guide To Indoor Heps As a freshman, Harvard sophomore Gabrielle Thomas (Florence, Mass.) quickly established herself as the sprinting queen of the Ivy League as she not only claimed the conference records in both the 60- and 200-meter dashes, but she swept the sprinting titles at Indoor Heps (the last […]


iHeps17 – Men’s Throws

iHeps17 - Men's Throws

Click here for HepsTrack’s Big Guide To Indoor Heps The last time fans at Indoor Heps were able to watch someone who’d already competed as a U.S. Olympian? Sixty-four years ago when Columbia long jumper George Shaw won the 1953 Heps title (23-5 1/4) after his Olympic triple jump debut at the 1952 Helsinki Games. […]


iHeps17 – Men’s Long Sprints

iHeps17 - Men's Long Sprints

Click here for HepsTrack’s Big Guide To Indoor Heps There is a short sprinter — Princeton junior Carrington Akosa (Baltimore, Md.) — and a middle-distance specialist — Harvard sophomore Myles Marshall (Kingwood, Texas) — who could jump into a long-sprint race and steal a title or at least a bevy of team points, but let’s […]


iHeps17 – Women’s Throws

iHeps17 - Women's Throws

Click here for HepsTrack’s Big Guide To Indoor Heps A pair of world class athletes are the favorites in the women’s throwing events this year — Harvard senior Nikki Okwelogu (Fresno, Calif.) in the shot put and Princeton senior Julia Ratcliffe (Hamilton, N.Z.) in the weight throw. Okwelogu is on the verge of making additional […]


iHeps17 – Men’s Middle Distance

iHeps17 - Men's Middle Distance

Click here for HepsTrack’s Big Guide To Indoor Heps The Armory has not been kind to Harvard sophomore Myles Marshall (Kingwood, Texas) this winter. He was involved in a four-person pileup in the 800 at the Columbia East-West Challenge and then struggled to stay with the field in the 1,000-meter run at the Millrose Games. […]


iHeps17 – Women’s Long Distance

iHeps17 - Women's Long Distance

Click here for HepsTrack’s Big Guide To Indoor Heps It is always tricky to do the event previews for the long distance events as not every school has their distance programs compete in the 3,000m or 5,000m prior to Heps. This year, only half of the schools have had their athletes compete in one of […]


iHeps17 – Men’s Vertical Jumps

iHeps17 - Men's Vertical Jumps

Click here for HepsTrack’s Big Guide To Indoor Heps In the first 60 years of Indoor Heps, a pole vaulter cleared 17 feet just three times. This year there are seven athletes who’ve gone better than 16-6 and the competition at Heps can springboard some athletes beyond their expectations. The battle is expected to be […]


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 […]


Who’s Ready For New York?

Who's Ready For New York?

Next month Indoor Heps will return to New York City for the first time in six years and — here at HepsTrack World Headquarters — we are beyond excited. Here’s a snippet from the story in the Armory annual this year: The Armory — the only off-campus venue for the Indoor Heps since 1951 — […]