As we move to the indoor season, you may need to be reminded who to watch. Below is a list of the 29 individual Heps champions who are returning to defend their crowns.
Among the 16 men are three-time champ Duane Teixeira of Cornell, who was the Athlete of the Meet at Outdoor Heps, and three other multiple champions — Princeton’s Mike Eddy and Eric Plummer as well as Columbia sprinter Stefan Vutescu. Teixeira is pictured above with Heps Meet Manager Mike Muska, accepting his outstanding performer hardware.
Thirteen 2009 women’s champions are also back, including Outdoor Athlete of the Meet Brynn Smith of Brown. She is one of four multiple champions returning, including Princeton’s Sarah Cummings, Yale’s Kate Grace and Harvard’s Claire Richardson.
The coming championships for 2010 will be at Dartmouth’s Leverone Fieldhouse (Feb. 27-28) and Princeton’s Weaver Stadium (May 8-9).
John Carelli, Penn (Sr., Allentown, Pa.) — I, Triple Jump
Dan Chenoweth, Harvard (Jr., Geneseo, Ill.) — I, 3k Run
Mike Eddy, Princeton (Jr., Asheboro, N.C.) — I, 500m Dash; O, 400m Dash
Justin Frick, Princeton (Sr., Freehold, N.J.) — I, High Jump
Justin Grinstead, Harvard (Sr., Orillia, Ont.) — O, 400m Hurdles
Austin Hollimon, Princeton (Soph., Decatur, Ga.) — O, 200m Dash
Nick Huber, Cornell (Soph., Leopold, Ind.) — I, 400m Dash
Craig Kinsley, Brown (Jr., Fairfield, Conn.) — O, Javelin
Jeff Moriarty, Columbia (Jr., Westwood, Mass.) — I, 1,000m Run
Darryll Oliver, Penn (Jr., Brooklyn, N.Y.) — O, 800m Run
Eric Plummer, Princeton (Sr., Plainfield, N.J.) — I & O, Shot Put
Bryan Powlen, Brown (Sr., Kewanna, Ind.) — O, Discus
David Slovenski, Princeton (Soph., Brunswick, Maine) — I, Pole Vault
Duane Teixeira, Cornell (Sr., Melrose, Mass.) — I & O, Long Jump; O, Triple Jump
Stefan Vutescu, Columbia (Sr., Bucharest, Romania) — I, 60m Dash; O, 100m Dash
Nico Weiler, Harvard (Soph., Stuttgart, Germany) — O, Pole Vault
Kyra Caldwell, Columbia (Soph., Ypsilanti, Mich.) — O, 100m Hurdles
Liz Costello, Princeton (Sr., Strafford, Pa.) — O, 3k Run
Sarah Cummings, Princeton (Jr., Newport Beach, Calif.) — I, 5k Run; O, 10k Run
Jessica Fronk, Harvard (Jr., Owingen, Germany) — O, Javelin
Natalie Gengel, Cornell (Sr., Princeton, N.J.) — O, Pole Vault
Kate Grace, Yale (Jr., Santa Monica, Calif.) — I & O, 800m Run
Danielle Grunloh, Brown (Sr., Effingham, Ill.) — I, Shot Put
Sharay Hale, Columbia (Soph., Milwaukee, Wis.) — O, 400m Dash
Melissa Hewitt, Cornell (Soph., Brampton, Ont.) — O, 100m Dash
Ashley Higginson, Princeton (Jr., Colts Neck, N.J.) — O, Steeplechase
Claire Richardson, Harvard (Jr., St. Paul, Minn.) — I, 3k Run; O, 5k Run
Brynn Smith, Brown (Jr., Saco, Maine) — O, Shot Put; O, Hammer
Alexandra Tanner, Dartmouth (Jr., Baltimore, Md.) — O, 400m Hurdles