Heps Champs

Heps – the Alumni Perspective

Heps - the Alumni Perspective

Participating at a Heps championships is always a memorable experience, even if the outcome is not always something you originally planned.  But attending a Heps after you’ve graduated is a different experience.  L. Kelsey Armstong, a former All-Ivy Penn sprinter and frequent participant at the Penn Relays, came back to his home track last weekend [...]


oHeps15 – Talking With… the Men’s Track MVP

oHeps15 - Talking With... the Men's Track MVP

We caught up with Penn’s Thomas Awad, who was honored with the Men’s Track MVP award for winning the 1,500m and 5,000m races on Day 2.  In both finals, Awad proved to have the better kick than the rest of the field.  He won the 1,500m with a time of 3:53.69 (he ran 3:49.70 in [...]


oHeps15 – Talking With… the Women’s Track MVP

oHeps15 - Talking With... the Women's Track MVP

We caught up with Cornell’s Udeme Akpaete, who was honored with the Women’s Track MVP this past weekend.  She had quite a meet – she won two individual titles (200m – 23.78, 400m – 53.17) in times that were personal bests and made the best all-time listings, helped set a new conference record in the 4×100 [...]


oHeps15 – Talking With… the Men’s Field MVP

oHeps15 - Talking With... the Men's Field MVP

We caught up with Cornell’s Stephen Mozia after he was award the Men’s Field MVP award for the second time in three years.  He capped off his final Heps appearance with a fourth-straight title in the outdoor shot put, two runner-up finishes in the hammer and discus, and updating the meet record books with many of [...]


oHeps15 – Talking With… The Women’s Field MVP

oHeps15 - Talking With... The Women's Field MVP

We caught up with Harvard’s Nikki Okwelogu after she was awarded the Women’s Field MVP for the 2015 meet.  Okwelogu is the face of Ivy women’s throwing right now – she defended her Outdoor Heps shot put title, broke her own conference record in that same event with a best throw of 56-10, and set [...]


oHeps15 – Talking With… the Deciding Factor

oHeps15 - Talking With... the Deciding Factor

At the end of the competition on Sunday, we had some time to catch up with some of the athletes before they needed to head back to their home campuses. The first athlete we talked to was Princeton’s Stephen Soerens – once he caught his breath – after completing the 1,500m portion of the decathlon, [...]


What a Meet

What a Meet

Now that I’ve had a chance to process what we witnessed over the course of the last few days, I realized there were performance notes that I forgot to share with HepsNation.  Better late than never, right? These are the performances (as shown in the final results – some revised from in-the-moment reporting) and the [...]


Story Behind the Results

Story Behind the Results

I want to thank HepsNation for all of your viewership and support throughout the year.  Without fans like you, we would not have a website.  You report our errors and we fix them.  You share your feedback, and we listen.  You share your stories, and we will in turn share them with the rest of [...]


Down to the Decathlon – Final Scores & Awards

Down to the Decathlon - Final Scores & Awards

Men Results | Women Results note – you may need to keep refreshing your browser screen to get the most recent results The men’s decathlon 1500m was the last event on the track, and for the first time in who knows how long, the team title came down to this race.  The men are already [...]


Comes Down to the Relays

Comes Down to the Relays

Schedule | Men’s Scores | Women’s Scores note – you may need to keep refreshing your browser screen to get the most recent results Women’s 4×800: the fans were kept on their toes throughout the entire race as the leader kept changing on each lap (heat maybe?).  In the end, Columbia anchor Sarah Hardie powered past Princeton’s Elizabeth Bird [...]


Doubling Up

Doubling Up

Schedule | Men’s Scores | Women’s Scores note – you may need to keep refreshing your browser screen to get the most recent results While some fans were hoping for Round 3 of Dartmouth’s Dana Giordano and Princeton’s Megan Curham this year, it was not meant to be as Giordano did not start the women’s 5,000m final.  Curham’s racing [...]


Let’s Look at the Photos

Let's Look at the Photos

Schedule | Men’s Scores | Women’s Scores note – you may need to keep refreshing your browser screen to get the most recent results The winner of the women’s 800m title came down to the timing of the lean, but the point distribution did not really matter.  Princeton ended up going 1-2 in the women’s 800m as Cecelia Barowski [...]


Records Falling Like Stars

Records Falling Like Stars

Schedule | Men’s Scores | Women’s Scores note – you may need to keep refreshing your browser screen to get the most recent results We can now confirm – Harvard’s Nikki Okwelogu officially broke the meet AND conference record in the women’s shot put, throwing 56-10 to win the event (although we believe she broke the mark on an [...]


Title Defenses All Around

Title Defenses All Around

Schedule | Men’s Scores | Women’s Scores note – you may need to keep refreshing your browser screen to get the most recent results The 1500m, like always, is different race for each gender. In the women’s Dartmouth’s Dana Giordano & Columbia’s Olivia Sadler pulled away early, setting themselves up for a top 2 finish. Both women went step [...]


Time to Get Busy

Time to Get Busy

Schedule | Men’s Scores | Women’s Scores note – you may need to keep refreshing your browser screen to get the most recent results Time to begin the fast typing. The track events were kicked off with the women’s steeplechase event.  The bulk of the leading was done by either Princeton’s Elizabeth Bird and Brown’s Natalie Schudrowitz.  Bird retook [...]


Jumping Game Is On

Jumping Game Is On

Schedule | Men’s Scores | Women’s Scores note – you may need to keep refreshing your browser screen to get the most recent results The men’s high jump and women’s triple jump are underway.  For the high jump, the bar is now at 2.00m.  Four men have cleared the bar on their first attempt – Harvard’s Spencer Lemons, Penn’s [...]


Get Day 2 Started

Get Day 2 Started

Schedule | Men’s Scores | Women’s Scores note – you may need to keep refreshing your browser screen to get the most recent results We’ve kicked off action on Day 2 of Outdoor Heps with the decathlon hurdles and heptathlon long jump.  The wind is a bit more noticeable today from our reporting location as the flags are blowing [...]


Under the Lights

Under the Lights

Schedule | Men’s Scores | Women’s Scores note – you may need to keep refreshing your browser screen to get the most recent results Perhaps the decision to move the 10km races to the evening was a good idea by the meet officials as we have perfect long distance racing weather.  Fortunately, many of the teams squads came back [...]


Rewriting on Day 1

Rewriting on Day 1

With this little downtime before we start the evening distance races, I got the chance to review some of the results from today and compare them with what we have in the record books (Heps meet and Heps all-time listings). For the events where today was semifinals only, I only compared the performances with the [...]


Team Battles Heating Up in the Field

Team Battles Heating Up in the Field

Schedule | Men’s Scores | Women’s Scores note – you may need to keep refreshing your browser screen to get the most recent results Columbia and Princeton each got two runners into the men’s 800m finals.  Columbia got Brendon Fish (1:48.82 – fastest qualifier) and Connor Claflin (1:50.18), while Princeton has freshmen Noah Kauppila (1:50.08) and Josh Ingalls (1:50.51). [...]


Getting the Men’s Qualifiers

Getting the Men's Qualifiers

Schedule | Men’s Scores | Women’s Scores note – you may need to keep refreshing your browser screen to get the most recent results Time for the men to start playing. Cornell’s Max Hairston got the fastest qualifier in the men’s high hurdles, running 14.15 into a -0.8 m/s headwind to win his heat. His main competition is Harvard’s [...]


Been There, Done That

Been There, Done That

Schedule | Men’s Scores | Women’s Scores note – you may need to keep refreshing your browser screen to get the most recent results The women’s 800m qualifiers needed to be faster than 2:10 to make the finals.  Good timing for Penn’s Taylor Hennig to PR as she ran 2:09.11 to make it as the final qualifier.  Her teammate [...]


Getting the Women’s Qualifiers

Getting the Women's Qualifiers

Schedule | Men’s Scores | Women’s Scores note – you may need to keep refreshing your browser screen to get the most recent results Princeton’s Stephen Soerens jumped a new season’s best in the long jump during the men’s decathlon, helping him into the #1 spot in the event after 2 events.  His jump was 7.18m, giving him 857 [...]


Only Two Throws

Only Two Throws

Schedule | Men’s Scores | Women’s Scores note – you may need to keep refreshing your browser screen to get the most recent results It only took Princeton’s Julia Ratcliffe two throws to reset her own meet record.  On her second throw, she tossed the implement 68.16m, or 223-07 1/2 for us English units folk, [...]