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 – 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 […]

oHeps15 – Women’s Hurdles

oHeps15 - Women's Hurdles

In the women’s hurdle events, we will be seeing some new faces as many of last year’s scorers are not returning. Harvard stands to gain some big points from their strong quartet of hurdlers that dominates the top of the rankings lists. In the 100H, Autumne Franklin (Harvard) is the two-time defending champion. She has […]

oHeps15 – Women’s Distance

oHeps15 - Women's Distance

EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to the expected high temperatures for Saturday, the women’s 10km final has been moved from 5:30pm to 9:00pm.  The men’s 10km final has also been moved and will now race at 8:15pm. At least eight women have accomplished times under 16:30 for 5,000m, and two have dipped under 16 minutes, making this […]

oHeps15 – Women’s Verticals

oHeps15 - Women's Verticals

  All of the 2014 Outdoor Heps scorers are back for this year’s competition in the women’s high jump.  Upon first glance, it looks like the best clearances are not as high as they have been in the past.  I think that is more due to the weather conditions from earlier this spring that due […]

oHeps15 – Relays

oHeps15 - Relays

Relay teams competing in the 2015 Ivy League Heptagonal Outdoor Track and Field Championships had better bring their “A” game if they wish to come close to breaking a record or inching toward the championship title. Princeton, Cornell and Penn enter the meet as the top three contenders in the men’s 4×100 meter relay event. […]

oHeps15 – Women’s Throws

oHeps15 - Women's Throws

In the shot put, the clear favorite is defending champion Nikki Okwelogu (Harvard), who is having a phenomenal year. She leads the conference by over seven feet with her outdoor best of 55’ 0.75”, but we know that’s not all she’s got. She threw farther than that en route to her Indoor Heps title earlier […]

oHeps15 – Women’s Sprints

oHeps15 - Women's Sprints

The contenders in the women sprint events for the Heptagonal Championships at Franklin Field this year seem to be similar from the indoor season and last year.  There are many veteran sprinters that are looking to either defend their title or move up in the scoring ranks.  Like last year, Cornell, Columbia, and Harvard should […]

oHeps15 – Women’s Mid-Distance

oHeps15 - Women's Mid-Distance

For the first time in Heps history, the 3,000m will not appear on the schedule of events, leaving the middle-distance and distance women with an interesting “double” debacle. The efforts traditionally applied to the 1,500/3,000 double will be forced to disperse between other combinations, or allowed to make for even more competitive relays from the […]

oHeps15 – Women’s Horizontals

oHeps15 - Women's Horizontals

The women horizontal jumpers will be represented by a multitude of schools with potential scoring threats at Heps on May 9th to 10th.  Columbia possibly can receive the greatest return from these events. But any placing in these events could cause a point swing, critical for a team’s overall title aspirations. Columbia’s Nadia Eke has been […]

oHeps15 – Multis

oHeps15 - Multis

Let’s kick off this week’s Outdoor Heps previews with one of the first (and longest) events of the meet – the decathlon and heptathlon. Only eight men have completed a decathlon so far this 2015 season. Of these eight, only two have surpassed 7,000 points – Princeton’s Stephen Soerens and Cornell’s Austin Jamerson. Soerens comes […]

iHeps15: Women’s Throws

iHeps15: Women's Throws

Schedule: Women’s Shot Put Final – Sunday, 11:30am Women’s Weight Throw Final – Saturday, 11:00am The women’s throwing event favorites are two women who have dominated their respective events this season – Harvard’s Nikki Okwelogu and Princeton’s Julia Ratcliffe. They both could easily win their events with their first throw of the competition. Over the […]

iHeps15: Women’s Mid-Distance

iHeps15: Women's Mid-Distance

Schedule: Women’s 800m Trials – Saturday, 12:20pm | Finals – Sunday, 2:00pm Women’s 1,000m Trials – Saturday, 12:35pm| Finals – Sunday, 2:20pm Women’s Mile Trials – Saturday, 11:20am | Finals – Sunday, 12:00pm The introduction of the women’s 1,000m and Distance Medley Relay makes the women’s middle distance portion of the meet much more substantial and […]

iHeps15: Women’s Verticals

iHeps15: Women's Verticals

Schedule: Women’s Pole Vault Final – Saturday, 11:00am Women’s High Jump Final – Sunday, 11:00am The women’s high jump 2014 champion, Morayo Akande of Brown, returns to the competition this year currently tied for fourth in what has proven to be a very close season. The field will see three other returning scorers from 2014 […]

iHeps15: Multis

iHeps15: Multis

  Schedule: Pentathlon – Saturday, 10:45am Heptathlon – Saturday, 11:45am | Sunday, 11:00am There are a lot of young faces in the season event listings for the heptathlon, but we expect the experience to win out in the end. Brown’s Peter Rhodes is back and looking to defend his Indoor Heps crown. Based on the […]

iHeps15: Women’s Horizontals

iHeps15: Women's Horizontals

Schedule Women’s Long Jump Finals – Saturday, 11:00am Women’s Triple Jump Finals – Sunday, 11:30am Nadia Eke of Columbia seeks to defend her titles in both the long jump and triple jump. She currently holds the lead in the season rankings in both events with an indoor PR in the long jump (19-00.75) and a […]

iHeps15: Women’s Distance

iHeps15: Women's Distance

Schedule: Women’s 3,000m – Saturday, 12:50pm Women’s 5,000m – Sunday, 3:00pm For the better part of three years, the face of Ivy League women’s distance running has been that of recent Dartmouth grad and newly-signed New Balance athlete Abbey D’Agostino. Yes, the graduation of the 7-time NCAA title holder has meant the end of an […]

iHeps15 – Women’s Sprints & Hurdles

iHeps15 - Women's Sprints & Hurdles

Schedule: Women’s 60m  – Semifinals, Saturday 11am | Finals, Sunday 1:40pm Women’s 200m – Semifinals, Saturday 1:20pm | Finals, Sunday 2:40pm Women’s 400m – Semifinals, Saturday 11:50am | Finals, Sunday 12:40pm Women’s 500m – Semifinals, Saturday 12:05pm | Finals, Sunday 1:10pm Women’s 60m Hurdles – Semifinals, Saturday 11:35am | Finals, Sunday 12:20pm There is little […]

HepsXC14: Cornell Women

HepsXC14: Cornell Women

The Cornell women will be relying on the team’s experience to carry them through the season.  All but one of their scorers this season were part of the HepsXC championship team from 2012, so they know what it takes to win a conference title and earn a spot at NCAAs.  Cornell raced against Dartmouth, Columbia, […]

HepsXC14: Yale Women

HepsXC14: Yale Women

In 2012, Yale was considered potential conference title contenders early on in the season, placing well at some national-tier competitions, receiving a national ranking (#22 going into HepsXC), and eyeing a berth for NCAAs as a team.  Unfortunately, the Bulldogs did not have their dream showing at that meet, finishing 5th as a team and ultimately […]

HepsXC14: Columbia Women

HepsXC14: Columbia Women

Much like for Columbia’s men’s cross country squad, this season has been one of transition for the Columbia’s women. Last year the team was led by frontrunner Waverly Neer who has since transferred to Oregon to finish out her college running career. Along with the departure of Neer and Coach Willy Wood, the women’s team […]

HepsXC14: Penn Women

HepsXC14: Penn Women

The Penn Quaker women return four of their top 5 from the 2013 HepsXC. These runners had finished within a 10 second spread back in 2013. Question is if their top runner from last year, sophomore Cleo Whiting, will be back at full strength as she missed the first half of the cross country season […]

HepsXC14: Harvard Women

HepsXC14: Harvard Women

The Harvard women have had a bit of an up and down cross country season so far.  They might not have started the season the way they wanted to, being bested by conference rivals Princeton and Yale at the resumed Harvard-Yale-Princeton tri-meet.  There was an uptick in team performance at the 5km Coast-to-Coast Battle for […]

HepsXC14: Princeton Women

HepsXC14: Princeton Women

Princeton goes into this weekend as the top Ivy team in the national polls (ranked #25 as of 10/21, while Dartmouth is right behind them in #26).  Even though both Princeton and Dartmouth have yet to go head-to-head with their A-teams so far this season, we know it is going to be a tight battle […]