Men’s Indoor Heps Most Outstanding Performers

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1955 — Stewart Thomson of Yale set a Heps record in weight throw (58-1 3/4) and won the shot put (52-8)
1956 — Al Hall of Cornell set a collegiate record in the weight throw (63-3 1/4)
1957 — Irv Roberson of Cornell won the long jump (23-7 1/4) and placed second in the 60-yard dash
1958 — Ed Bagdonas of Army set a collegiate record in weight throw (64-7 1/4)
1959 — Dick Green of Army set a Heps record in two-mile run (9:20.7)
1960 — Barney Berlinger of Penn set a Heps record in pole vault (14-4 1/2)
1961 — Jim Stack of Yale set a Heps record in the 600-yard run (1:10.8)
1962 — Bob Mack of Yale set a Heps record in the two-mile run (9:08.8)
1963 — Aggrey Awori of Harvard became the first quadruple-winner in Indoor Heps history, set a meet record in 60-yard dash (6.1), tied a meet record in 60-yard high hurdles (7.4), won the long jump (23-5 1/4) and led off the winning mile relay team
1964 — Wendell Mottley of Yale set a world record in the 600-yard run (1:09.2)
mop-awori1965 — Mike Brown of Navy and Aggrey Awori of Harvard. Brown set a Heps record in the pole vault (15-6 1/4) while Awori won the long jump (23-6), placed second in the 60-yard dash and third in the 60-yard hurdles
1966 — Chris Pardee of Harvard set a Heps record in the high jump (6-10 1/4) and placed second in the long jump
1967 — Greg Camp of Army set a Heps record in the 1,000-yard run (2:10.3) and anchored the two-mile relay team to meet record
1968 — Doug Hardin of Harvard set a Heps record in the two-mile run (8:56.4)
1969 — Doug Hardin of Harvard lowered his Heps record in the two-mile run (8:48.6)
1970 — Kwaku Ohene-Frempong of Yale set a Heps record in the 60-yard high hurdles (7.1)
1971 — Tom Blair of Penn set a Heps record in the pole vault (16-7)
1972 — Bruce Collins of Penn set a Heps record in the 60-yard hurdles (7.0), placed third in the 60-yard dash and ran anchor leg on the mile relay
1973 — Scott Haney of Navy set a Heps and Bacon Cage record in the shot put (60-2 3/4)
1974 — Jim Leonard of Cornell set a Heps and Barton Hall record in the triple jump (51-1 1/2)
mop-leonard1975 — Mel Embree of Harvard and Jim Leonard of Cornell. Embree set a Heps and Barton Hall record in high jump (7-0) while Leonard did the same in the triple jump (51-8 1/4)
1976 — David Merrick of Penn set a Heps and Barton Hall record in the two-mile run (8:45.4)
1977 — Curtis Alitz of Army won the two-mile run (8:48.79) less than an hour after placing third in mile run
1978 — Michael Nepinak of Penn set a Heps and Barton Hall record in the triple jump (52-0)
1979 — James Brown of Penn set Heps records in the long jump (25-5 1/2) and the 55-meter dash (6.34)
1980 — Dan Predmore of Cornell set a Heps record in 5,000-meter run (14:18.5) and anchored a record-setting distance medley relay (10:05.6)
1981 — Adam Dixon of Harvard broke his own Heps record in the 1,500-meter run (3:45.05), anchored a record-breaking distance medley relay, and ran a strong leg on the two-mile relay
1982 — Leo Williams of Navy broke his own Heps record in the high jump (7-3 1/4), his third straight win
1983 — James Sapienza of Dartmouth broke the Heps record in the 3,000-meter run (7:56.84) and anchored the record-breaking distance medley relay
1984 — Doug Harris of Penn broke the Heps record in the 55-meter dash (6.32), winning the event a third time
mop-gray1985 — Cliff Sheehan of Harvard won the 1,500-meter run (3:47.84), finished second at 3,000 and anchored winning medley relay
1986 — Michael Greene of Navy broke the Heps record in the 500-meter run (1:01.35)
1987 — Ronnie Harris of Navy won both the 1,500- (3:46.10) and 3,000-meter runs (8:02.09)
1988 — Michael Donaghu of Dartmouth won the 1,000-meter run (2:25.88) and led off the victorious two-mile relay. He also placed third in the 3,000
1989 — Greg Whiteley of Brown set a Heps record in the mile (4:06.46), and 3,000-meter run (8:06.94) and anchored the winning distance medley relay
1990 — Jim Gibson of Yale and Vince Smith of Princeton. Gibson won the 3,000-meter run (8:23.42) and anchored the victorious distance medley relay. Smith won the long (25-0) and triple jumps (49-8 1/2) and placed second in the 55-meter dash
1991 — Bill Burke of Princeton set track records in winning both the 3,000- (8:03.39) and 5,000-meter runs (14:11.27)
1992 — Greg Keller of Navy won the mile (4:11.59) and 3,000-meter runs (8:23.60) and ran on the second-place two-mile relay
1993 — Witek Grzymala-Busse of Princeton qualified for the NCAAs in winning the 35-pound weight throw (63-7 3/4)
1994 — Jason Stewart of Army won both the 3,000- (8:03.58) and 5,000-meter runs (13:53.22), the longer event in Heps record time
1995 — Sam Wilbur of Dartmouth won the 3,000- (8:18.20) and 5,000-meter runs (14:21.91)
1996 — Donal O’Sullivan of Brown won the 3,000- (8:18.55) and 5,000-meter runs (14:34.04)
1997 — Ian Carswell of Harvard won the mile (4:07.23) and 3,000-meter runs (8:12.26) in addition to running the anchor leg of the winning distance medley relay team
1998 — Robin Martin of Penn defended his 500-meter title (1:03.03) and won the 1,000-meter run (2:24.17)
1999 — Michael Ryan of Navy won the mile (4:05.40) and 3,000-meter runs (8:16.79)
mop-mcardle2000 — Trinity Gray of Brown defended his 1,000-meter title (2:24.53) and won the 500-meter run (1:01.36)
2001 — Tora Harris of Princeton won the high jump (7-3 1/4) for the third time, matching the 19-year-old Heps record
2002 — Tom McArdle of Dartmouth won the 3,000m (8:19.57) and 5,000m runs (14:18.83)
2003 — Mustafa Abdur-Rahim of Dartmouth won the pentathlon (3,974), finished second in the 60-meter hurdles, ran the third leg of a 4x400m relay and finished sixth in the long jump.
2004 — Mustafa Abdur-Rahim of Dartmouth and Steve Sundell of Columbia. Abdur-Rahim won the heptathlon (5,645), hitting an NCAA automatic qualifier. Sundell won the 3,000- (8:28.54) and 5,000-meter runs (14:15.96)
2005 — Erison Hurtault of Columbia and Courtney Jaworski of Penn. Hurtault set a Heps record in the 400-meter dash (47.07) and Jaworski broke the meet record in the 800-meter run (1:50.29) and anchored the victorious two-mile relay
2006 — Courtney Jaworski of Penn set a Heps record in the mile (4:04.34), finished second in the 800-meter run and ran on the winning 4×800 relay
2007 — Muhammad Halim of Cornell won the long (24-8 1/4) and triple jumps (53-2 1/2), setting a three-step record by more than a foot
2008 — Muhammad Halim of Cornell claimed the long jump (24-5 3/4) and the triple jump (52-7 1/2)
2009 — David Slovenski and Duane Hynes, both of Princeton. Slovenski set a Heps record in the pole vault (17-3 1/2) and Hynes defended his heptathlon title despite a broken foot
2010 — Duane Teixeira of Cornell swept the long and triple jumps, recording the top four jumps in each. His 24-10 winning long jump was the longest at Heps in 20 years
2011 — Donn Cabral of Princeton swept the 3,000- and 5,000-meter runs at Indoor Heps, becoming the ninth runner in League history to pull off that double. But Cabral managed it with his own flair as his 8:04.49 in the 3k was the fastest time at the meet since 1994 and the 5k time of 14:08.58 is now in the top five all-time at the Championships
2012 — Conor McCullough of Princeton didn’t leave any drama as to who would win the weight throw at Indoor Heps, but whether or not he’d be able to hit the back of the cage on a fly. He came close five times, settling for a win at 75-3 1/4, nearly five feet beyond the League’s 32-year-old record
2013 — This was the first year of separate Track and Field Most Outstanding Awards.  Princeton’s Peter Callahan and Cornell’s Nick Wade shared the award for Most Outstanding Track Athlete.  Callahan used his signature kick to win a very tactical mile final (4:19.90) and the distance medley relay.  Wade finished second in both the mile and 1,000 meter, but was integral in winning the 4×880-yard relay title, ultimately helping Cornell edge Princeton for the team title by 1 point.  Princeton’s Damon McLean and Harvard’s Nico Weiler shared the Most Outstanding Field Athlete Award.  McLean won both the long jump (24-09.25) and triple jump (52-03.25).  Weiler set a new conference record in the pole vault (17-07.75) to win the event title.
2014 — Cornell swept the Most Outstanding Athlete Awards this year.  Bruno Hortelano-Roig won both the 60m (6.74) and 400m (47.36), earning himself the Most Outstanding Track Athlete.  Hortelano-Roig also reset the 60m conference record in the preliminary round, running a 6.69.  In the field events, junior Stephen Mozia shattered the meet record in the shot put, throwing 68-02 1/2 on this final attempt to break a meet record held by Olympian Adam Nelson.
2015 — Cornell sophomore Rudy Winkler won the weight throw (68-00 1/2) – the 10th best throw in conference history- earning himself the Most Outstanding Field Athlete honor.  On the track, Penn junior Thomas Awad won the individual 3,000m title (8:05.45) and anchored his team’s distance medley relay team to victory (9:55.56) to earn the Most Outstanding Track Athlete honor.
2016 – Princeton sophomore Carrington Akosa was awarded the Most Outstanding Track Athlete honor for defending his 200m title in a new meet record time (21.56) and for finishing as the runner-up in the 60m dash (6.80).  Dartmouth junior Corey Muggler won the long jump title by almost 9 inches (24-06 1/2) and finished 5th in the triple jump (50-01 3/4) to earn the Most Outstanding Field Athlete honor.

2017 – Yale senior James Randon – the Most Outstanding Track Athlete honoree – won the 3,000-meter run (8:04.87) and anchored the winning distance medley relay as the Bulldogs posted the team’s highest point total (78) since 1991.  Cornell senior Rudy Winkler — the first athlete to compete at Indoor Heps after representing the U.S. in the Olympic Games since 1953 — broke Conor McCullough’s meet record in the weight throw (75-7 1/2) to earn the Most Outstanding Field Athlete honor.