Heps Champs

Where the Women Stand

Where the Women Stand

The Indoor Heps Championships are only 3 weekends away, and before we can even begin our legendary HepsWeek coverage, there will be plenty of action taking place at indoor facilities all around the country.  But we always wonder “how is the conference looking as we enter this high octane portion of the season?” And so, we present [...]


Where the Men Stand

Where the Men Stand

It’s amazing on how quickly this winter has gone by, but it always feels so rushed when February rolls around. The Indoor Heps Championships are only 3 weekends away.  We still have plenty of action remaining this season before our HepsWeek coverage begins, but we wonder “how is the conference looking as we enter this [...]


HepsXC Women Race Highlights

HepsXC Women Race Highlights

Jake Michel (Yale ’91) also compiled a HepsXC highlights video of the women’s race.  Thank you Jake! Also, the Ivy League Digital Network made their own highlight video of the races – feel free to check it out here.


HepsXC Men’s Race Highlights

HepsXC Men's Race Highlights

  Thank you Jake Michel (Yale ’91) for compiling and sharing this video of the HepsXC men’s championship! In other HepsXC news – Sideline Photos has two galleries up from last Friday’s races.  You can check out the galleries here (men | women).  In addition, Bill Shearn has published his Penn-focused gallery from HepsXC.  If [...]


Princeton Women Sweep 2015 HepsXC Titles

Princeton Women Sweep 2015 HepsXC Titles

The 2015 HepsXC Championship made its exciting return to the Bronx’s Van Cortlandt Park today and the races were definitely championship worthy.  It seemed to be near ideal racing conditions – mid-50s, partly sunny, and breezy in the open grass areas. We’ll break up the races -and now, the women’s 6km championship race. Princeton decided to end [...]


Columbia Men, Awad Claim 2015 HepsXC Titles

Columbia Men, Awad Claim 2015 HepsXC Titles

The 2015 HepsXC Championship made its exciting return to the Bronx’s Van Cortlandt Park today and the races were definitely championship worthy.  It seemed to be near ideal racing conditions – mid-50s, partly sunny, and breezy in the open grass areas. We’ll break up the races – first up, the men’s 5 mile championship race. [...]


Just A Little More To Go…

Just A Little More To Go...

We still have a few hours before the start of HepsXC 2015.  I – like many other HepsNation members out there – am anxiously waiting for the first notification that the races have begun. For a reminder of the schedule: The men will start their 5 mile championship run at 11am.  Based on HepsXC history [...]


HepsXC15 Previews – Penn Women

HepsXC15 Previews - Penn Women

The Penn women are entering the 2015 HepsXC Championships at Van Cortlandt Park on one of the highest notes for them in recent years.  They are receiving votes in the national polls for the first time in school history after winning the Princeton XC Invitational a few weeks ago.  In addition, they are ranked 5th [...]


HepsXC15 Previews – Cornell Men

HepsXC15 Previews - Cornell Men

Last year at HepsXC, the Cornell men shocked the Ivy League when they stole 2nd place in convincing fashion. With 11 of 12 men back in action this year, a number of which have shown great improvement so far this season, a podium finish tomorrow is a definite possibility. The Big Red have been steadily progressing all season [...]


HepsXC15 Previews – Yale Women

HepsXC15 Previews - Yale Women

The Yale Women appear to be on the rise. In the last two HepsXC Championships, the Bulldogs have finished 8th and 6th. This year, they not only return their #2 – #8 runners, but have also added in three freshmen to their championship roster. With a new group of talented women taking on scoring roles, the Bulldogs will [...]


HepsXC15 Previews – Brown Men

HepsXC15 Previews - Brown Men

The Brown Bears are only looking in one direction on Friday – up.  Last year, they finished eighth in the team standings at HepsXC.  Throughout the 2015 season, they have been the lowest ranked Ivy squad in the Northeast region.  But things can change in the Bronx on HepsXC race day, and that is what [...]


HepsXC15 Previews – Columbia Women

HepsXC15 Previews - Columbia Women

The Columbia Women’s team has been steadily gaining momentum all season long. During preseason, they were ranked 6th in the Northeast Region and were only receiving a handful of votes in the national polls.  After two months of strong performances against some of the nation’s top teams, they have moved up to 3rd and 25th in the regional [...]


HepsXC15 Previews – Penn Men

HepsXC15 Previews - Penn Men

It’s still not too late to join in on the HepsXC fun.  Let us know on facebook if you can join us in the Bronx on Friday.  We have had over 230 people announce they will be attending, including professional alumni Donn Cabral and Kyle Merber.  In addition, feel free to share your predictions of [...]


HepsXC15 Previews – Princeton Women

HepsXC15 Previews - Princeton Women

Based on this season’s results, it would be hard to pick against the Princeton women on getting both the individual and team title.  It wasn’t the case back in early September when there was it was announced that defending individual champion Megan Curham was going to take the year off, despite the fact the team [...]


HepsXC15 Previews – Harvard Men

HepsXC15 Previews - Harvard Men

There are only six members of the Harvard Crimson men’s team that experienced the success of the 2013 cross country season.  That year, the men finished 4th at HepsXC and earned an at-large team berth for NCAAs through a strong regionals performance.  Last year was a bit of a downer compared to 2013 as the team [...]


HepsXC15 Previews – Yale Men

HepsXC15 Previews - Yale Men

After finishing 5th two years in a row, the Yale Men will look to see if they can break into the top half of the field at this year’s HepsXC. They return their top 4 finishers from that meet and 10 of the 12 that competed. With a more seasoned squad, as well as a [...]


HepsXC15 Previews – Dartmouth Women

HepsXC15 Previews - Dartmouth Women

The Dartmouth women have won the HepsXC title for the last two years.  In 2013, the Big Green were led by Abbey D’Agostino to the team title – their first title since 1997.  They repeated the win in 2014, proving that they can win titles without D’Agostino.  Even though the team returns most of their [...]


HepsXC15 Previews – Columbia Men

HepsXC15 Previews - Columbia Men

EDITOR’S NOTE: Letsrun.com has set up a national and conference prediction poll in honor for this weekend’s conference championship weekend.  One of the power conferences they have included is ours!  Feel free to go to this link to sign up and share your predictions on who will win the HepsXC team titles.  I’ve entered mine.  We’ll share [...]


HepsXC15 Previews – Cornell Women

HepsXC15 Previews - Cornell Women

EDITOR’S NOTE: Letsrun.com has set up a national and conference prediction poll in honor for this weekend’s conference championship weekend.  One of the power conferences they have included is ours!  Feel free to go to this link to sign up and share your predictions on who will win the HepsXC team titles and any national [...]


HepsXC15 Previews – Brown Women

HepsXC15 Previews - Brown Women

The Brown Lady Bears are looking to improve their seventh place finish from last year’s HepsXC this upcoming Friday.  Based on what we see of the season so far, it is quite possible.  Brown had two Second-Team All-Ivy honorees last year – Lucy Van Kleunen and Natalie Schrudowitz.  Both women are back this year and [...]


HepsXC15 Previews – Dartmouth Men

HepsXC15 Previews - Dartmouth Men

There has been a lot of discussion among the Ivy fans on who is the men’s team favorite for Friday as there can be up to five teams included in that debate.  One of those teams is Dartmouth.  The Big Green could have an advantage in being very familiar in how to run hills due [...]


HepsXC15 Previews – Harvard Women

HepsXC15 Previews - Harvard Women

Going into the 2015 season, not many people would have placed the Harvard women in contention for either the HepsXC team or individual title.  But come September, fans were beginning to reconsider.  The Harvard women won the Harvard-Yale-Princeton tri-meet by 1 point over favored Princeton.  Two weeks later, the team finished as the top Ivy [...]


HepsXC15 Previews – Princeton Men

HepsXC15 Previews - Princeton Men

The defending HepsXC champions are looking to keep the team trophy in Princeton for another year.  After dominating the HYP tri-meet in early September with a 28 second scoring spread, the Princeton men had their best meet of the season so far at the Princeton Inter-Regional Invitational.  On their home course, they finished 2nd in the [...]


HepsWeek Is Back

HepsWeek Is Back

Now let HepsWeek begin! We’re only a few days away from the 2015 Heps Cross Country Championships.  HepsXC will be returning to Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx for the first time since 2010, but it will not be the exact same experience as it was before. Van Cortlandt Park has undergone some renovations to [...]