oHeps16 – Men’s Sprints/Hurdles

oHeps16 - Men's Sprints/Hurdles

Princeton’s Carrington Akosa seems to be the favorite in both the 100m and 200m after placing fourth and third last year. His times of 10.67 and 21.25 are the tops in the league in wind-legal marks and can provide precious team points. Cornell’s Brailin Paulino placed second in both disciplines last year and is the […]

oHeps16 – Men’s Distance

oHeps16 - Men's Distance

For the last few years when we’ve written the Outdoor Heps previews, I’ve received the following question from Navy alum Ronnie Harris – “When will my Heps Championship record in the 5,000m be broken?” Harris is quite proud to still hold the meet record of 13:53.74 from his 1987 win, but he is ok if […]

oHeps16 – Men’s Verticals

oHeps16 - Men's Verticals

The vertical jumps are going to be important in the team battle for Cornell and Princeton as there are many athletes from both schools in scoring contention in these events. As a result, each attempt or miss can greatly impact the point spread. Princeton is capable of getting up to 18 points in the pole […]

oHeps16 – Men’s Relays

oHeps16 - Men's Relays

Men’s 4x100m The men’s 4x100m title could go to Brown, Princeton or Cornell. All three teams have run well under 41 seconds this season. Cornell comes into the championships with the fastest qualifying time, 40.43, which was run at the Larry Ellis Invitational. Ryan Hynes, Larry Gibson, Alex Beck, and Zach Menchaca will have to […]

oHeps16 – Multi-Events

oHeps16 - Multi-Events

It would be a major surprise if another athlete besides Cornell’s Austin Jamerson wins the decathlon this weekend. We don’t mean to slight the other athletes, but on paper, Jamerson is the favorite. He’s the top returning scorer from last year’s Outdoor Heps (7,070 points – among the top-10 all-time) and the Indoor Heps heptathlon […]

oHeps16 – Men’s Horizontals

oHeps16 - Men's Horizontals

Dartmouth’s Corey Muggler is the only athlete to reach a mark over 24 feet in the men’s long jump. At the Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational, Muggler jumped 24’ 1”, which ranks him among the best in program history. Dartmouth has only earned two long jump titles at the championships in 1939 and 1941. The Big […]

oHeps16 – Men’s Throws

oHeps16 - Men's Throws

It seems like there is parity in the men’s throwing events this year as a large number of teams have athletes scattered throughout the top of the rankings. Because of this, the athletes that perform well on the day of the championship could provide huge swings in point totals for the team title. Princeton’s Chris […]

oHeps16 – Men’s Mid-Distance

oHeps16 - Men's Mid-Distance

The top seeds may be the event “favorites” for the Outdoor Heps middle distance titles, but given how tactical these races have been the last few years, the titles could go to anyone in the field. Brown senior Ned Willig is looking to claim one more individual Heps title (he previously won the Indoor Heps […]

iHeps ’16 – Relays

iHeps '16 - Relays

The women’s 4×400 races will be the latest edition of Harvard versus Cornell.  In both indoor and outdoor races, these women have battled each other over Heps titles and conference records.  It seems like they always bring out the best in each other whenever they go head-to-head.  Cornell swept the 4×400 titles last year at […]

iHeps ’16 – Men’s Verticals

iHeps '16 - Men's Verticals

The men’s pole vault has two reasonably fresh faces as the favorites for the conference title – Yale’s Brendan Sullivan and Princeton’s August Kiles.  Kiles finished in a tie for 2nd place last year at Indoor Heps while Sullivan finished in 6th place.  Both men have cleared 17 feet this year (a first for both).  Sullivan has […]

iHeps ’16 – Men’s Mid-Distance

iHeps '16 - Men's Mid-Distance

This year, the Ivy League has seen three men go under 4:00 for the mile – Penn’s Thomas Awad, Cornell’s James Gowan, and Columbia’s Rob Napolitano.  Awad redefined how fast an Ivy Leaguer can go in the mile, running a 3:57.03 at last weekend’s Millrose Games.  But is this an event that he’ll do at […]

iHeps ’16 – Men’s Sprints & Hurdles

iHeps '16 - Men's Sprints & Hurdles

According to the conference rankings, these five events should be dominated by Princeton and Cornell.  The seed times are so close to each other that it should be exciting battles throughout. Barton Hall’s flat track will definitely make these races even more interesting as the conference rankings have had many conversions from flat-to-banked equivalents so […]

iHeps ’16 – Multis

iHeps '16 - Multis

The heptathlon has the makings of a significant point grab for Princeton, Dartmouth and Cornell, as these schools lead the current league rankings.  After his third place finish last year, Cornell’s Austin Jamerson has exploded this year with a 5,654 point total, #2 all time and currently ranked #13 in the country.  Jamerson has a shot […]

iHeps ’16 – Men’s Horizontals

iHeps '16 - Men's Horizontals

While last year’s battle in the men’s long jump was won by a 1-2-3 Princeton sweep, a similar circumstance looks possible by its main rival, Cornell, this year. This could be a crucial event for Cornell to win the team title on home soil.  Cornell has six out of the top ten performers this season, […]

iHeps ’16 – Men’s Throws

iHeps '16 - Men's Throws

With the graduation of Cornell’s throwing great Stephen Mozia, the title of shot put champion is open to the taking.  Princeton’s Chris Cook has been the “bridesmaid” throughout 2015 but is looking to this weekend to claim his first ever Heps title.  He’s the only athlete in the field to ever surpass 60 feet in […]

iHeps ’16: Men’s Distance

iHeps '16: Men's Distance

Doing the event preview for the men’s long-distance events always involves some guesswork as many of these men won’t run either the 3,000m or 5,000m distances for the first time until Indoor Heps.  It’s not to say that these men haven’t raced at all this indoor season – and some have not – but this […]

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. […]

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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – Columbia Men

HepsXC15 Previews - Columbia Men

EDITOR’S NOTE: 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 – 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 […]