Archive for February, 2010

WOW. Two Leaguers Win National Crowns

Posted: 28 February by Brett Hoover in Uncategorized

Two Ivy League recordholders won national crowns at the USATF Indoor Championships at the Albuquerque Convention Center in New Mexico tonight.

Anna Willard Pierce, who set the Heps steeplechase record while running for the Brown Bears, claimed the title in the 800-meter run. Representing Nike, Pierce was clocked in 2:00.84, ahead of runner-up Alysia Johnson (2:01.45). “I was planning to go hard from 250m,” she said. “I wanted to run 1:59 but I’m happy with my race today. I’m quicker this year, its really exciting. I think I can medal at Doha.”

Meanwhile Reebok’s Morgan Uceny, the Heps indoor and outdoor 800-meter run recordholder, held off Shannon Rowbury by 2/100ths of a second, finishing in 4:19.26. “It’s great,” she said afterward. “I just wanted to get out there. Running from the back and relaxing isn’t my style.”

Click here for full results from Albuquerque.

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The Party Moves To N.J. When The Snow Melts

Posted: 28 February by Brett Hoover in Uncategorized

Outdoor Heps is little more than two months away and it will occur on the same weekend as the 75th Anniversary of this great track & field conference. It will be May 8th and 9th at the beautiful Weaver Stadium in Princeton, N.J. Please go ahead and click here to RSVP early. Doing so will keep you uniquely informed of all the fun.

A Tiger Tale Times Two

Posted: 28 February by Brett Hoover in Uncategorized


Most Outstanding Performer: Heps Women

Posted: 28 February by Brett Hoover in Uncategorized

Columbia’s Sharay Hale, a sophomore from Milwaukee, Wis., did all that could be asked. On Saturday she ran the fastest heat times ever in both the 200- (24.24) and 400-meter dashes (54.46). She did things even faster today, winning both events, one in record time. She first claimed the 400 in 53.79, the second-fastest time in Heps history (behind only Meredith Rainey of Harvard 20 years ago). She then erased Nicole Harrison’s 13-year-old record in the 200, winning in 24.20, .02 ahead of the former Princetonian’s standard.

Final team point totals after 17 events: 1. Princeton, 125; 2. Columbia, 110; 3. Cornell, 96; 4. Harvard, 61; 5. Brown, 55; 6. Penn, 48; 7. Yale & Dartmouth, 16. (For the full scoreboard, click here.)

Most Outstanding Performer: Heps Men

Posted: 28 February by Brett Hoover in Uncategorized

Cornell’s Duane Teixeira, a senior from Melrose, Mass., didn’t just have the best leaps in both the long and triple jumps. He had the top FOUR in each. His winning long jump was 24-10, the longest leap at Indoor Heps in 20 years. His winning triple jump was measured at 50-4 3/4. Teixeira was also the 2009 Outdoor Heps Most Outstanding Performer, when he also doubled up championships in the long and triple jumps.

Final team point totals after 19 events: 1. Princeton, 181; 2. Cornell, 149; 3. Dartmouth, 55; 4. Harvard, 53; 5. Columbia, 52; 6. Brown, 38; 7. Penn, 33; 8. Yale, 28. (For the full scoreboard, click here.). Note: The scores have been amended after Penn’s disqualification in the 4×400.

All Is Done!

Posted: 28 February by Brett Hoover in Uncategorized

The Cornell Big Red closed the 2010 Indoor Heps with a win in the 4×400-meter relay as the team of Libby O’Brien, Megan Williams, Kate Backel and Jessica Weyman finished in 3:45.54. Penn was second and Columbia third. Princeton finished fifth, but didn’t need the points to claim the school’s eighth indoor crown. Next up will be the teams gathering on the infield floor for the awards ceremony.

Click here for the results. Note: If you have been in there before, you may need to hit refresh or reload.

Final team point totals after 17 events: 1. Princeton, 125; 2. Columbia, 110; 3. Cornell, 96; 4. Harvard, 61; 5. Brown, 55; 6. Penn, 48; 7. Yale & Dartmouth, 16. (For the full scoreboard, click here.)