Posts Tagged ‘Samyr Laine’

It’s Istanbul, not Constantinople.

It's Istanbul, not Constantinople.

This seems to be the weekend of big championships as not only NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships are scheduled, but so is the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) World Indoor Track and Field Championships in Istanbul, Turkey.  And like NCAAs, the Ivy League will have representation.  Columbia alum Erison Hurtault will represent Dominica in […]


Ivy Wanderings 2012 Vol III

Ivy Wanderings 2012 Vol III

The last few weeks, HepsTrack has been focused on the undergraduate competitions that many of the alumni have tried to sneak in a quick performance or two under our noses.


Best Foot Forward

Best Foot Forward

The date of January 12, 2010 will forever be a historic day for the country of Haiti.  On that day, a catestrophic 7.0 earthquake hit the developing country, leaving 1.6  million Haitians homeless and causing over $2 billion in damages.  At least 220,000 people lost their lives that day.  Millions of dollars in relief came […]


Nelson, Laine Finish Up

Nelson, Laine Finish Up

The five Heps athletes — representing the Ivy League to the world at the IAAF Championships in Daegu, South Korea — have finished competition. Next stop London 2012.


Nelson’s Through To Final

Nelson's Through To Final

Adam Nelson didn’t have his greatest day in Daegu, but it was enough to advance to the final as he pursues another World Championship.


Updates From Daegu

Updates From Daegu

Morgan Uceny’s next race is a run for a spot on the medal podium at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea.


Delilah Out At Worlds

Delilah Out At Worlds

Steeplechaser Delilah DiCrescenzo — the subject of an internet awareness campaign from Puma — has been forced to pull out of the IAAF World Championships because of injury.


The Next Sub-Four?

The Next Sub-Four?

Okay, all potential Heps’ sub-fours. There is a young gun coming to town and he is knocking on the door of that milestone.


London Calling

London Calling

Ben True, formerly of Dartmouth, was second in the 5k at the Diamond League stop in London while Anna Pierce, Samyr Laine and incoming Harvard freshman Adam Cotton await their turns.


A London Preview?

A London Preview?

Three Ivy Leaguers with Olympic dreams will be competing in London this weekend. And they hope to book a return ticket in about a year.


A Birthday to Remember

A Birthday to Remember

Samyr Laine celebrated turning 27 by outleaping all competitors at the Central American & Caribbean Athletic Confederation Championships in Puerto Rico.


Grant, Hurtault Claim Bronze

Grant, Hurtault Claim Bronze

Erison Hurtault and Nicky Grant went to Puerto Rico for the Central American & Caribbean Athletic Confederation Championships and each will return with a medal.


Uceny Conquers England

Uceny Conquers England

“Cornellian Morgan Uceny is currently the best women’s 1,500-meter runner on the planet.” — LetsRun.com


Heps In Jamaica?

Heps In Jamaica?

Samyr Laine and Adam Nelson celebrated Outdoor Heps by winning their events at an IAAF meet in Kingston, Jamaica.


Haiti On The Mind

Haiti On The Mind

Samyr Laine began a quest for personal excellence by jumping for Haiti. That quest has transformed and has become much more personal than he had ever imagined.


No. 8 — The Lone Star State

No. 8 — The Lone Star State

No. 9 | No. 10 | Nos. 11-51 Earlier this month, we discovered that the Ivy League has fed the track team at the University of Texas with five graduate athletes — Lawrence Adjah, Mike Carmody, Weldon Johnson, Samyr Laine and Owen Washburn. So it stands to reason that Austin would also feed Heps as […]


Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over

Ain't Over 'Til It's Over

When I was working at the Ivy League, even though I had eight years to do it, I never read the Ivy Manual in its entirety. I really didn’t know all the things that were in there. When I needed to know something, I’d just slink over to Carolyn Campbell-McGovern’s office, where she, as the […]


Leaping All Over the World

Leaping All Over the World

While Samyr Laine, representing Haiti, and Muhammad Halim, wearing the colors of the U.S. Virgin Islands, were squaring off in the triple jump at the North America, Central America and Caribbean Championships, another Ivy League leaper was competing a world away. Seven-time Heps champion and former NCAA All-American Tuan Wreh, who graduated from Penn in […]


The Matchup in Mayaguez

The Matchup in Mayaguez

In 2005, Harvard’s Samyr Laine recorded the longest triple jump in Ivy League history, landing 53-7 1/2 from the takeoff board. Three years later, Muhammad Halim of Cornell broke that mark, leaping 54-5 1/2 and winning the NCAA Championship. Those two still stand first and second in League annals. Well, today in Mayaguez, P.R., they […]


Preparing for Wreck Shop

Preparing for Wreck Shop

Tonight, at the Central American & Caribbean Games in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, the favorite in the triple jump has Ivy roots. That’s because of the 13-person field, the one with the best career and season jumps is Harvard graduate Samyr Laine, who will be leaping for Haiti. Laine, who has leapt, stepped and bounded more […]