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How the Pundits See 2017 HepsXC

How the Pundits See 2017 HepsXC

Just a few hours to go until race time.  How do some of the main reporting outlets see how HepsXC will go today? Letsrun.com: LRC opened up their conference and national polls to their readers on Wednesday, where they asked their readers to rank the teams with their predicted order of finish within their given […]


Only One More Night To Go

Only One More Night To Go

Men’s Race Preview | Women’s Race Preview We have less than one day to go until the 2017 Heps Cross Country Championships return to Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. We have more details about the races tomorrow, thanks to the active Live Results link through LeoneTiming.com.  There will be updated splits for each race: […]


2017 HepsXC – Women’s Race Preview

2017 HepsXC - Women's Race Preview

Join us on the 2017 Heps Cross Country Discussion Thread – Letsrun.com Men’s Race Preview It will be hard to bet against #24 Columbia for both the team and individual title.  Not only because Heps XC is on their home course, but Columbia has our favorite for the individual title, Nell Crosby, as well as […]


2017 HepsXC – Men’s Race Preview

2017 HepsXC - Men's Race Preview

Join us on the 2017 Heps Cross Country Discussion Thread – Letsrun.com Women’s Race Preview The Penn Quakers return to the Heps XC Championship setting as the defending champions, which they won at the West Windsor Fields of Princeton.  Van Cortlandt Park is different territory – the last time the Quakers were here for a […]


Return of HepsWeek and VCP

Return of HepsWeek and VCP

  We are only five days away from the 2017 edition of the Heps Cross Country Championships – or, as the Ivy League wishes me to call/advertise it, the Ivy League Heptagonal Cross Country Championships*. This year, the conference returns to legendary Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, New York on Friday.  The women will […]


Looking at the Big Picture

Looking at the Big Picture

  One week to go until the 2017 Heps Cross Country Championships return to Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.  Most of the squads will be resting up between now and next Friday as select harriers from Cornell, Dartmouth, and Yale will be racing either at the Reif Memorial in Ithaca, NY or the Central Connecticut […]


HepsXC ’17: Athletes of the Week #4 and #5

HepsXC '17: Athletes of the Week #4 and #5

I know we’ve been quiet for awhile, but we’re back.  And now, time for a double-stuffed edition of our Athlete of the Week honors, as we will present our awards for all of the performances since September 29. Female Athletes of the Week: #4 – Penn senior Abby Hong was the top Ivy finisher in the Paul […]


HepsXC ’17 Athletes of the Week #3

HepsXC '17 Athletes of the Week #3

Seven Heps teams had the weekend off, but the nine that did compete had some great races at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown and the Panorama Farms Invitational. Female Athletes of the Week: Dartmouth junior Olivia Lantz was the first Ivy woman (undergrad or alumna) to cross the 5km finish line at the Battle in Beantown on […]


HepsXC ’17 Athletes of the Week #2

HepsXC '17 Athletes of the Week #2

Male Athlete of the Week: If you’re recognized by USTFCCCA as their National Division 1 Athlete of the Week, you better believe that they will also be our Athlete of the Week.  Columbia senior Ryan Thomas has been given this honor by USTFCCCA based on the performance of his first race of the 2017 season.  […]


HepsXC ’17 Athletes of the Week #1

HepsXC '17 Athletes of the Week #1

Female Athlete of the Week – With the graduation of Henna Rustami and Natalie Tanner, Columbia was in search of a new leader for its distance corp.  Nell Crosby appears to be the top contender for this position this season.  At last Saturday’s Columbia XC Invitational at Van Cortlandt Park, she won the women’s 6km […]


Lions Wrapping Up Worlds

Lions Wrapping Up Worlds

Our final two HepsNation athletes – both affiliated with Columbia – took to the track in London this past weekend at the IAAF World Championships. Columbia’s rising senior Akua Obeng-Akrofi ran the third leg for Ghana’s 4×100 relay team on Saturday morning in the preliminary rounds.  She helped the team to a season’s best time […]


Tune In On Sunday

Tune In On Sunday

Johnny Gregorek is making the most of his first trip representing Team USA on the international scene. Yesterday, he advanced to the 1,500m semifinals as a time qualifier after finished 8th in his first round heat in 3:39.62. Gregorek was in the second of two semifinals today, where top 5 in each heat and the […]


Going Through the Rounds in London

Going Through the Rounds in London

Three HepsNation athletes competed at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London in the last few days. Kate Grace made it through to the semifinals of the 1,500m, advancing as a time qualifier after she finished 7th in her Friday preliminary round heat with a time of 4:04.76.  Her time was the 15th fastest out […]


2016-17 All-Academic Honorees

2016-17 All-Academic Honorees

All eight Heps teams and a total of 94 HepsNation student-athlete were recognized by the USTFCCCA last week for their excellent academic standings for the 2016-17 academic year as the UTFCCCA released their All-Academic Teams. A total of 360 teams, 516 men, and 752 women were given USTFCCCA All-Academic honors.  For this honor, a team must have […]


Samara To Join USTFCCCA Coaches Hall of Fame

Samara To Join USTFCCCA Coaches Hall of Fame

The USTFCCCA announced yesterday that Princeton men’s head coach Fred Samara is one of their six newest members of their Coaches Hall of Fame. Samara has been the head coach of the men’s program since 1979.  During his tenure, he has coached the Tigers to 41 Heps titles across all three seasons, including seven Triple Crowns […]


Going to London

Going to London

Schedule and Live Results | IAAF Event Previews | Entry Lists The 2017 IAAF Outdoor World Championships will commence this Friday as over 2,000 athletes from over 200 countries will descend on London to determine who is the best in the world.  Six Seven HepsNation athletes will be included in that crowd. Kate Grace will be the first HepsNation […]


Powering Through the CA Heat

Powering Through the CA Heat

The USATF and USATF Junior National Championships concluded this past weekend in Sacramento, Calif., and despite the harsh hot conditions, four HepsNation athletes are in contention to compete later this summer wearing Team USA uniforms. Three of these athletes will get this honor in London at the IAAF World Championships in the 1,500m races.  Rio Olympian […]


The National Slate

U.S. Nationals get underway today at Sacramento State University in California and the schedule has already been adjusted because of the extreme heat. Highs are expected to hover around 110 degrees on Thursday. Below is the schedule of events and the Leaguers slated to compete. All times Eastern Thursday, June 22 Time Event Round HepsNation […]


More First-Teamers for Harvard

More First-Teamers for Harvard

The 2016-17 collegiate track & field season came to a close yesterday as the women wrapped up their competitions in Eugene, Ore.  Of the five athletes that competed yesterday, two of them earned top-8 finishes in their respective events to claim First-Team All-American honors while the other three will receive Honorable Mentions accolades. Harvard senior Jade […]


Jumping In the Rain

Jumping In the Rain

Harvard senior Efe Uwaifo finished his collegiate career with his best showing at the NCAA Championships yesterday.  He finished 15th overall in the triple jump with a wind-aided distance of 51-04 1/4, securing Second-Team All-American honors.  The distance came on his second attempt of the meet, where he had to jump under cool, rainy, and […]


Ratcliffe Podiums for Third Time

Ratcliffe Podiums for Third Time

After Day 2 of the NCAA Championships, HepsNation athletes had one top-8 finisher and two athletes advancing to their event finals that will be held on Saturday. In one of the few finals of the day, Julia Ratcliffe returned to the scoring podium in the hammer throw.  The Princeton senior entered the competition as the #2 […]


First Since 1962

First Since 1962

NCAA Championships Day 1 Photos by Michael Scott Heps champion.  Ivy League record holder.  US Champion.  Olympian. Now add “NCAA Champion” to the list of titles that Cornell senior Rudy Winkler has earned during his collegiate career. Winkler came into his final NCAA championship with the #2 best hammer performance in the nation, 237-02, and […]


That Nationals Smile

That Nationals Smile

The first day of the NCAA East Preliminaries in Lexington, Ky., saw four Ivy Leaguers earn their spot at Nationals and 21 others move one step closer. Princeton senior hammer thrower Julia Ratcliffe didn’t let the damp weather stop her as she posted the competition’s top two throws, including the winner of 65.42 meters (214-7). […]


Rainy Start To NCAAs

Rainy Start To NCAAs

It is going to be a soggy Thursday in Lexington, which should be an advantage to the athletes from the Northeast at the NCAA Eastern Preliminaries. Not that every Heps athlete is a great performer in bad weather, but certainly they are more accustomed to it. Below is the schedule and participant list for the […]