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Running With the Wings of America

Running With the Wings of America

The Boston Marathon was celebrating multiple things this past Monday – 1) the 120th running of the marathon; 2) the 50th anniversary of Bobbi Gibb becoming the first female to complete the Boston Marathon; and 3)  the celebration of the Native American history associated with the Boston Marathon.  Native Americans have influenced the history of the […]


Athlete Spotlight — Connor Claflin

Athlete Spotlight — Connor Claflin

We’re hoping to start a new series on Hepstrack.com this outdoor season where we try to present more of a inside view of the Ivy League through the eyes of the current student-athletes.  We reached out to a number of student-athletes to ask them a series of questions regarding their college experience and showing more […]


Ireland Coming Back to Ivy League

Ireland Coming Back to Ivy League

Columbia University Athletics has announced today that Dan Ireland has been selected as the new Director of Cross Country and Track & Field for the Columbia programs beginning this fall. “In reviewing all of the candidates for this position, Dan’s experience, leadership and understanding of The Ivy League really stood out,” said Columbia’s Director of […]


Keep an Eye on Stublic

Keep an Eye on Stublic

If you love long-distance racing, you’re going to love the first weekend in November. Saturday November 2nd is the 2013 Heps Cross Country Championships at West Windsor Fields, Princeton, N.J.  You can follow the action on here and on twitter. Sunday November 3rd is the ING New York City Marathon, back in all of its […]


Making It To Next Level

Making It To Next Level

Two Ivy alumni reached new athletic levels this past weekend – one on a track, and one on an obstacle course. Dan Lowry (Brown) and Liam Boylan-Pett (Columbia) took part in a state-record-breaking attempt in Saline, Mich., where the objective was to break the state record in the mile, 3:55.87.  The event was organized by […]


Serendipity in Song

Serendipity in Song

Columbia alumna Delilah Dicrescenzo has always wanted to be defined by her running talent. We first knew her as a three-time Ivy League women’s steeplechase champion and conference record holder back from 2003 through 2005.  And then we continued to follow her when she competed after graduating  in 2005.  We got that, and we got […]


Tri-Meets, Upstate Battles, and Angry Birds

Tri-Meets, Upstate Battles, and Angry Birds

This weekend has some fun meets lined up. The headliner this weekend is the annual Yale-Dartmouth-Columbia tri-meet  in the legendary Coxe Cage (New Haven, Conn.).  Last year, Dartmouth swept the meet, with the Big Green (62) edging out Columbia (60) in the men’s competition.  For anyone that is planning to attend this meet with a […]


Breaking Four: A Family Affair Story

Breaking Four: A Family Affair Story

It is always a major milestone for a runner when they break the magical 4:00 mile barrier.  Since Don Bowden of Cal first did this in 1957, over 383* other American milers have achieved the feet.  As of September 2012, twenty Ivy Leaguers are a part of this club (at least one miler per current […]


Sunday Morning Fast Stroll

Sunday Morning Fast Stroll

  Early this morning, Croatia’s first female Olympic marathoner Lisa Stublic competed in the streets of London under mostly cloudy (and some rainy) conditions.  Stublic started off in the lead pack and by the halfway point, she was in ninth place (due to the pack racing, her half-marathon time was the same as the leader, […]


USTFCCCA All-Academics

USTFCCCA All-Academics

Dartmouth’s Abbey D’Agostino can add another title to her name as she has been selected by the U.S. Track  and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as the Outdoor Track Female Scholar Athlete of the Year.  When she was not on the track, D’Agostino finished the year with a 3.65 cumulative GPA while studying […]


Olympics 2012: T-6…

Olympics 2012: T-6...

Our London Eight are slowly making their way to London and if you look in the right places, you can see some cool behind-the-scenes stuff. For example, Brown’s Craig Kinsley has been training at the Team USA camp in Birmingham and has had the oppportunity to demonstrate the javelin to some local youths.  We found […]


Postcards from Europe

Postcards from Europe

Heps action has currently left the United States.


Leading Clubs to National Titles

Leading Clubs to National Titles

Three Ivy Leaguers — including Olympic-bound Erison Hurtault — led the Central Park Track Club to a national title.


International Olympic Trials

International Olympic Trials

Even though the USA Olympic Trials were our focus for the last 10 days, other national championships were taking place in the Western Hemisphere and a number of Heps Nation athletes competed at them. Some of these meets were open meets, allowing athletes from other countries to compete; however, these athletes were not included in […]


2012 Trials: Hammertime

2012 Trials: Hammertime

Princeton’s Conor McCullough and Harvard coach Chris Bryce kicked off the USA Olympic Track and Field Trials yesterday as they both competed in the hammer throw.  Unlike the rest of the Trials, the hammer throw events were organized as a free to the public event, dubbed “Hammertime” by USATF, that was held at the Nike […]


Next Step to London

Next Step to London

The 2012 Olympics are little over a month away away (beginning July 27th), and American athletes are looking at their next step in achieving their Olympian dreams. The U.S. Track & Field Olympic Trials — held in Eugene, Ore. — will begin on Thursday (with the hammer trials at Nike HQ) and run through July […]


Aiming for Junior Titles

Aiming for Junior Titles

Three of the top four shot putters in the Ivy League right now are freshmen: Cornell’s Stephen Mozia (Outdoor Heps champion, second Indoors), Harvard’s Ben Glauser (Indoor Heps champion, second Outdoors) and Harvard’s Igor Liokumovich (fourth Outdoors, fifth Indoors). These throwing three will have one more chance to battle head-to-head in the shot put as freshmen this weekend, […]


2012 Outdoor All-Americans

2012 Outdoor All-Americans

Fifteen All-Americans — including eight first-teamers — highlighted the Ivy outdoor season.


Alumni Making the Trial Marks

Alumni Making the Trial Marks

Current Leaguers aren’t the only ones performing at the highest of levels. Make room for the alums as well.


Another Look at the Outdoor Lists

Another Look at the Outdoor Lists

Photo by Dan Grossman Outdoor Heps are this upcoming weekend, are you ready for it? HepsTrack will be there, reporting as quickly as we can on results and meet progress on both days of the meet.  Follow facebook, this website, or twitter for results, updates, and photos.  The Outdoor Heps schedule is up under the […]


Difference of 0.02

Difference of 0.02

Columbia’s 4×800 relay squad with Connor Claflin, Brendon Fish, Liam Tansey, and Harry McFann just set a new Ivy League record with 7:20.80 in the Championship of America 4×800 relay.  It is a new record by 0.02 seconds over the 1992 Dartmouth squad of Gose, Webster, Hughes, and Fidelak.  Columbia finished 3rd overall in the Championship […]


Ivy Green in NYC

Ivy Green in NYC

The early spring-time weather provided a good backdrop for the New York City Half Marathon on Sunday morning.  Three Ivy Leaguers placed within the top 50 in both races: Lindsey Scherf (14th overall, 1:11.45) and Loretta Kilmer (27th overall, 1:14.50) in the women’s race, and Michael Cassidy (33rd overall, 1:07.22) in the men’s race.  The […]


2012 Indoor Awards

2012 Indoor Awards

HepsTrack has doled out its indoor awards. So what’s ahead for the outdoor season?


D’Agostino Double

D'Agostino Double

Dartmouth’s Abbey D’Agostino finished 8th in the 3000m last night to earn her second All-American status on the weekend.  She finished in 9:18.54.  the winner was Georgetown’s Emily Infeld (9:15.44).   Columbia’s Waverly Neer finished 15th overall in 9:33.32, where according to a commenter that Neer got tangled up with about 600m to go and fell.  […]