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Conquering the Leadville 100

Conquering the Leadville 100

Clare Gallagher (Princeton ’14) decided to “go big” when she wanted to compete in her first 100 mile race.  She had caught the passion for ultra racing while she was teaching English in Thailand after she had graduated from Princeton.  Originally, she participated in the Thai ultra race in order to fill the void left […]


“Stick A Fork In Me. I’m Done”

"Stick A Fork In Me. I'm Done"

It was announced this yesterday afternoon that longtime head coach of the Princeton women’s cross country/track & field program, Peter Farrell, will be retiring at the end of the 2015-16 academic year.  According to TigerBlog’s Jerry Price, the announcement started with Farrell pretending to stab himself with a fork, saying “You know, as in stick a […]


Oxford Bound

Oxford Bound

  Earlier this season, it was announced that Princeton middle distance runner Rachel Skokowski has earned a Rhodes Scholarship. Skokowski is a majoring in French and Italian with a focus on French and art history, while also pursuing a certificate in humanistic studies. According to Princeton Athletic Communications, she plans to complete an M.Phil. in modern […]


Three Tiger Medals in Kamloops

Three Tiger Medals in Kamloops

Last weekend, two Princeton Tigers competed for Team USA at the NACAC Under 23 Championships in Kamloops, British Columbia. Recent graduate Chris Bendtsen earned two medals at the regional championships.  On Day 1, he won the 10,000m race in 31:43.37.  Bendtsen shared this with USATF about the race: “[The race] was very similar to Sacramento. […]


Across the Twitterverse

Across the Twitterverse

Time to bend the space-time continuum in order to report some of the recent news we have shared only through Twitter so far (because unfortunately, time was not in our favor recently).  Bring your towels and listen for the cloister bell (and extra treats for those who get these references), because we will be covering a […]


On the World Championship Stage

On the World Championship Stage

Samyr Laine (Harvard-Haiti) and Bruno Hortelano-Roig (Cornell-Spain) each advanced out of their preliminary rounds early this morning at the 2013 World Track and Field Championships in Moscow, Russia. In the triple jump, Laine advanced to the finals with one of the top 12 leaps.  His mark of 16.87 meters (55-4; wind +0.4 m/s) was the […]


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 […]


Wannabe Ninja Warrior

Wannabe Ninja Warrior

If you are looking for something to watch on TV this summer, let me recommend tuning in to G4 and NBC on August 4th and 5th.  An Ivy alumnus will be making his mark as the next American Ninja Warrior, this time without the assistance of a fiberglass pole. The American Ninja Warrior competition is […]


Still Flying High

Still Flying High

Bruce McBarnette may have worn his last Princeton uniform almost 33 years ago, but he has by no means taken off his high jump spikes. McBarnette gave himself an early Christmas gift this past year by setting a new national record in the Master’s 50-55 year high jump.  He cleared 5′ 10″ (1.77 meters) on […]


Cabral In Olympic Final

Cabral In Olympic Final

  Donn Cabral is having a good start to his professional running career.   On Friday, Cabral qualified for his first Olympic final by leading his preliminary heat for the first 2,600 meters and then finishing 4th in his heat to grab the final automatic berth in 8:21.46. Tonight in the finals, Cabral continued his front-running […]


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.


Olympics 2012: T-10…

Olympics 2012: T-10...

Only 10 days left until the start of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.  Time is slowly passing our London Eight by as they get their final meets done before they need to report to London. The Diamond League matchup at London’s Crystal Palace last weekend was the highlight for many athletes who are […]


Lucky Friday the 13th

Lucky Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th does not appear to be unlucky for Princeton’s Eddie Owens as earlier this morning, Owens qualified for the finals of the 3,000m steeplechase at the World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain.  Owens’ time of 8:52.99 is a new personal best and the ninth-fastest time going into Sunday’s final. “I was feeling good, […]


Travelling to Europe

Travelling to Europe

There are only three and half weeks left until the beginning of the track and field – or as they say across the pond, Athletics – portion of the Olympic program on August 3rd.  The opening ceremonies are only two weeks away.  Until then, the majority of our focus will be on the European continent […]


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 Academic All-Americans

2012 Academic All-Americans

College Sports Information Directorsof America (CoSIDA) announced the 2012 Academic All-American teams yesterday for cross country and track & field.  The 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Teams recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter […]


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 […]


Punching Tickets to Spain

Punching Tickets to Spain

Stephen Mozia (Cornell) may have just earned his first Heps title in early May, but he can now add a national title to his resume.  This past Saturday, Mozia won the National Junior Championships in the shot put, heaving the ball 66-3.25.  The national title earned him a ticket to the World Junior Championships, to […]


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.