oHeps16 – Women’s Mid-Distance

oHeps16 - Women's Mid-Distance

After a disappointing Indoor Heps, Princeton senior Cecilia Barowski has already carved her name into the league record book with her 800m win at the Stanford Invitational in a time of 2:02.62 — fourth fastest ever in the league and an Olympic Trials qualifier. The 800m at Outdoor Heps is Barowski’s to lose: she is […]

oHeps16 – Women’s Throws

oHeps16 - Women's Throws

It appears that Cornell’s fortunes to secure a Heptagonal Championship would rest on their throwers. Blessed with a versatile stable of talented throwers, they aim to score big in these four events. Harvard, Princeton and Penn have individuals that could provide large points, but lack the same depth as Cornell. Harvard’s Nikki Okwelogu is the […]

oHeps16 – Women’s Horizontals

oHeps16 - Women's Horizontals

Freshman phenom Gabrielle Thomas of Harvard has extended her dominance to the field events in the long jump. In her long jump season opener at the Harvard-Yale Meet, Thomas jumped 19’4” to co-win the event with her teammate Allison Morrison. Morrison’s mark is considered wind-aided. The teammates share the furthest distance in the conference this […]

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 – Women’s Relays

oHeps16 - Women's Relays

Women’s 4x100m The talented quartet consisting of Ngozi Musa, Jade Miller, Autumne Franklin and Gabrielle Thomas are this year’s favorite to win the women’s 4x100m title this weekend. This team has clocked six program best times in this event beginning with their first mark of 44.85 posted at the TCU Invitational on March 19. At […]

oHeps16 – Women’s Verticals

oHeps16 - Women's Verticals

Princeton has produced some of the best female pole vaulters in conference history, and Allison Harris is no exception. The newly minted conference record holder is seeking her first outdoor vaulting title on her home runway, and barring any “no heights”, the title should be hers. She’s the only athlete to clear 13 feet this […]

oHeps16 – Women’s Distance

oHeps16 - Women's Distance

During last year’s outdoor Heps, Princeton’s Meghan Curham won both the 5,000m and 10,000m races. This year, Curham is finishing up a year off from school, so there will be a new champion in both events. Harvard sophomore Courtney Smith hasn’t run the 5K yet this season, but she will be a favorite to win […]

oHeps16 – Women’s Sprints/Hurdles

oHeps16 - Women's Sprints/Hurdles

Harvard’s Gabrielle Thomas has made quite the impression upon the Ivy League.  The rookie sensation has reset the conference records in the 60m and 200m indoors, and more recently, the 100m and 200m outdoors.  Her times in the 100m (11.30) and 200m (22.75) rank her #18 and #7 nationally respectively.  It is difficult not to […]

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 – Women’s Throws

iHeps '16 - Women's Throws

Similar to the men’s throws, there is one returning champion and there will be one new champion. But there is a lot of Red across the scoring positions in both events, especially in the shot put. Princeton’s Julia Ratcliffe is taking the year off to focus on Summer Olympic qualification, so the weight throw title […]

iHeps ’16 – Women’s Horizontals

iHeps '16 - Women's Horizontals

The women’s horizontal jumps will no longer be dominated by now graduated former All-American Nadia Eke of Columbia. This seems to open the competition to a number of athletes, each eager to win a Heptagonal championship. In the long jump, Princeton’s Sara Ronde looks like the most likely person to beat as she has jumped […]

iHeps ’16 – Women’s Distance

iHeps '16 - Women's Distance

The women’s distance entries appear to have more of the usual suspects than the men’s equivalent.  But in general, it appears the titles in one or both of these events can go to one of four women – Princeton’s Elizabeth Bird, Dartmouth’s Dana Giordano, Brown’s Natalie Schudrowitz, and Harvard’s Courtney Smith.  Why one of these […]

iHeps ’16 – Women’s Verticals

iHeps '16 - Women's Verticals

Given the amount of updates we’ve had to do with the women’s pole vault record book pages, I would expect we would need to do something similar for the Heps meet record book.  Princeton’s Allison Harris has extended the highest an Ivy Leaguer ever has into the air, going 13-09 ¼ – 3 inches higher […]

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 – Women’s Mid-Distance

iHeps '16 - Women's Mid-Distance

Princeton’s Cecilia Barowski is the clear favorite to claim at least Indoor Heps title this year as she has top 3 times in distances spanning from the 400m to the 1,000m, but the 800m is her bread and butter.  She swept the 800m titles last year at both Indoor and Outdoor Heps.  She is up […]

iHeps ’16: Women’s Sprints & Hurdles

iHeps '16: Women's Sprints & Hurdles

There was a significant graduation of sprinting/hurdling athletes in June 2015, including Indoor Heps Track MVP Harvard’s Danielle Barbian.  Despite this changing of the guard, Harvard still looks to compile a significant number of points in these events, potentially improving on last year’s result. In fact, the Crimson have the top performers in four out […]

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.

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 […]

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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 […]