Archive for October, 2010

What’s Next?

Posted: 30 October by Brett Hoover in Announcement
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Heps is over and now the cross country teams around the League refocus on the NCAAs, starting with the regional meets on Nov. 13. The Northeast Regional, which will be jointly hosted by Yale and Fairfield Universities, will take place in the Hammonasset State Park in Madison, Conn. That’s where Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard and Yale will try to earn a spot in the NCAA Championship.

Penn and Princeton will compete in the Mid-Atlantic Regional on the cross country course at Penn State University in State College, Pa. Both regionals involving Ivy teams have the women’s race slated for noon and the men’s race following at 1:15 pm.

Those who advance from the regionals will run at the NCAA Nationals on the LaVern Gibson Championship Course at the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center in Terre Haute, Ind., on Monday, November 22. When we get to that point, we will have much more information.

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Images By Grossman, Fall 2010

Posted: 30 October by Brett Hoover in Announcement
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I should probably put up a post like this for every Heps Championship. One of the things that makes Heps so special is the commitment of Dan and Dana Grossman. Yesterday was a prime example.

Dan took nearly 1,200 photos in Van Cortlandt Park yesterday with the mission to get at least one photo of every runner. He and Dana then processed the images and put them online at Maple Leaf Photos by this morning.

And the Grossmans do not get a dime for their work. In fact, they pay their way to each and every Heps to simply provide a meaningful service to the schools, students, families and alumni.

Thankfully, Dan and Dana agreed to collaborate with HepsTrack.com and if you click below you will see some of his wonderful images, but if you want to look through the photos, budget some time and visit Maple Leaf Photos!

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What They Are Saying…

Posted: 30 October by Brett Hoover in Announcement
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Here’s what the schools are saying about their experience at the 2010 Heps Cross Country Championships:

Connelly Leads Women’s Cross Country to Third Place at Ivy Heps
Men’s Cross Country Competes at Ivy Heps
Women Take Second, Men Come in Third at 2010 Ivy League Cross Coutry Championships
McMahon Leads Women’s Cross Country To Fourth At Heps
Men’s Cross Country Finishes Fifth At Heptagonal Championships
Men’s Cross Country Place Second at Heptagonal Championship
Women’s Cross Country Team Finishes Seventh at Heps
Harvard Women Take Fifth, Men Finish Sixth at Cross Country Heps
Men’s Cross Country Places Fourth at Heps
Women’s Cross Country Takes Sixth at Heps
Women’s XC Wins Fifth Consecutive Heps Title; Banfich Takes First
Cabral, Princeton Men Sprint To Win At Heps Cross Country
Bulldogs Take Seventh at Heptagonals
Bulldogs Compete in Ivy League Championships

Earning All-Ivy Status

Posted: 29 October by Brett Hoover in Announcement
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The All-Ivy teams for cross country is simply plucked from the results of the the Heps Championships. The first seven finishers in each race earn first-team status and the second seven are deemed second-teamers. Given that, here are the hardware winners:

FIRST TEAM
MEN

Donn Cabral (Princeton) — Jr., Glastonbury, Conn.
Dan Chenoweth (Harvard) — Sr., Geneseo, Ill.
Ethan Shaw (Dartmouth) — Jr., Falmouth, Maine
Tom Poland (Columbia) — Sr., Morristown, N.J.
Brian Leung (Princeton) — Jr., West Windsor, N.J.
Kyle Soloff (Princeton) — Sr., Rockaway, N.Y.
Adrien Dannemiller (Cornell) — Sr., Martinsville, Ind.

WOMEN
Alex Banfich (Princeton) — Jr., Plymouth, Ind.
Caroline McDonough (Columbia) — Soph., Darien, Conn.
Jackie Drouin (Columbia) — Sr., Lawrenceville, Ga.
Ashley Higginson (Princeton) — Sr., Colts Neck, N.J.
Margaret Connelly (Brown) — Fr., Chicago, Ill.
Jeanne Mack (Harvard) — Jr., Bristol, R.I.
Devin McMahon (Cornell) — Fr., Redmond, Wash.

SECOND TEAM
MEN

Mark Amirault (Princeton) — Sr., Walpole, Mass.
Jeff Perrella (Yale) — Sr., Westfield, N.J.
Phil Royer (Dartmouth) — Soph., Portsmouth, R.I.
Tom Robbins (Dartmouth) — Sr., Evanston, Ill.
Brad Kenimer (Dartmouth) — Jr., Alexandria, Va.
Max Kaulbach (Princeton) — Jr., Philadelphia, Pa.
Nate Edelman (Cornell) — Sr., Memphis, Tenn.

WOMEN
Mel Newbery (Princeton) — Soph., London, England
Sarah Cummings (Princeton) — Sr., Newport Beach, Calif.
Lauren Pischel (Brown) — Sr., LaJolla, Calif.
Abby Levene (Princeton) — Soph., Dublin, N.H.
Elaine Kuckertz (Brown) — Soph., Clarendon Hills, Ill.
Leslie Kovach (Penn) — Soph., Irwin, Pa.
Nicole Cochran (Harvard) — Jr., Tacoma, Wash.

Cabral Leads Princeton To Championship

Posted: 29 October by Brett Hoover in Announcement
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Princeton junior All-American Donn Cabral defeated defending champion Dan Chenoweth of Harvard, leading his Tigers to the team title at the 2010 Heps Cross Country Championships in Van Cortlandt Park. Cabral navigated the five-mile course in 24:03.8. Ethan Shaw of Dartmouth was third, followed by Tom Poland of Columbia and Brian Leung of Princeton. In the team standings, Dartmouth was second and Columbia, the 2009 winner, was third.

Official team scores: 1. Princeton, 33; 2. Dartmouth, 55; 3. Columbia, 94; 4. Penn, 118; 5. Cornell, 126; 6. Harvard, 141; 7. Yale, 149; 8. Brown, 188.

Individual results: 1. Donn Cabral (Princeton), 24:03.8; 2. Dan Chenoweth (Harvard), 24:14.0; 3. Ethan Shaw (Dartmouth), 24:23.7; 4. Tom Poland (Columbia), 24:30.4; 5. Brian Leung (Princeton), 24:35.6; 6. Kyle Soloff (Princeton), 24:37.8; 7. Adrien Dannemiller (Cornell), 24:39.4; 8. Mark Amirault (Princeton), 24:41.2; 9. Jeff Perrella (Yale), 24:44.3; 10. Phil Royer (Dartmouth), 24:45.3. Full results available here.

Team Scorers:
1. Princeton, 33 — 1. Donn Cabral, 24:03.8; 5. Brian Leung, 24:35.6; 6. Kyle Soloff, 24:37.8; 8. Mark Amirault, 24:41.2; 13. Max Kaulbach, 24:56.0

2. Dartmouth, 55 — 3. Ethan Shaw, 24:23.7; 10. Phil Royer, 24:45.3; 11. Tom Robbins, 24:48.5; 12. Brad Kenimer, 24:51.7; 19. Jonathan Gault, 25:08.7

3. Columbia, 94 — 4. Tom Poland, 24:30.4; 15. Brendan Martin, 25:02.6; 23. Jake Sienko, 25:12.4; 25. Anthony Merra, 25:14.3; 27. Dustin Martin, 25:15.4

4. Penn, 118 — 16. Philip Cawkwell, 25:07.3; 17. Chris Baird, 25:08.4; 18. Luke Grau, 25:08.6; 20. Conner Paez, 25:08.7; 47. Kevin Foy, 25:48.5

5. Cornell, 126 — 7. Adrien Dannemiller, 24:39.4; 14. Nate Edelman, 24:56.4; 29. Matt De Silva, 25:24.5; 37. Gabe Heck, 25:34.1; 39. Matt McCullough, 25:37.5

6. Harvard, 141 — 2. Dan Chenoweth, 24:14.0; 22. Aaron Watanabe, 25:11.1; 33. Michael Hoffman, 25:27.5; 35. James Leakos, 25:29.5; 49. Kellen Blumberg, 25:51.4

7. Yale, 149 — 9. Jeff Perrella, 24:44.3; 26. Max Walden, 25:14.8; 34. Julian Sheinbaum, 25:27.7; 38. Conor Dooney, 25:37.1; 42. Demetri Goutos, 25:40.8

8. Brown, 188 — 28. Dan Lowry, 25:20.8; 31. Matt Duffy, 25:24.6; 41. Christian Escareno, 25:39.1; 43. Michael Stumpf, 25:42.4; 45. Kevin Cooper, 25:47.6

Banfich Takes Heps Crown

Posted: 29 October by Brett Hoover in Announcement, Women
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Princeton junior Alex Banfich has won the 2010 individual Heps Cross Country Championship in 16:58.89, leading her Tigers to their fifth straight League title. Princeton had five runners among the first 11 finishers as Banfich finished 20 seconds ahead of Columbia sophomore Caroline McDonough and senior Jackie Drouin in second and third. Princeton senior Ashley Higginson was fourth. Brown freshman Margaret Connolly rounded out the first five across the line.

Banfich’s margin of victory is the second-largest at Heps in the last 20 years. Only former teammate Liz Costello’s 35-second demolition of the field in 2008 was greater.

Official team scores: 1. Princeton, 33; 2. Columbia, 60; 3. Brown, 63; 4. Cornell, 98; 5. Harvard, 121; 6. Penn, 168; 7. Dartmouth, 177; 8. Yale, 182.

Individual results: 1. Alex Banfich (Princeton), 16:58.9; 2. Caroline McDonough (Columbia), 17:18.9; 3. Jackie Drouin (Columbia), 17:22.3; 4. Ashley Higginson (Princeton), 17:27.1; 5. Margaret Connelly (Brown), 17:29.5; 6. Jeanne Mack (Harvard), 17:29.6; 7. Devin McMahon (Cornell), 17:35.0; 8. Mel Newbery (Princeton), 17.45.7; 9. Sarah Cummings (Princeton), 17:45.7; 10. Lauren Pischel (Brown), 17:49.2. Full results posted here.

The Princeton Alumni Weekly has the first photo of the race.

Team Scorers:
1. Princeton, 33 — 1. Alex Banfich, 16:58.9; 4. Ashley Higginson, 17:27.1; 8. Mel Newbery, 17:45.7; 9. Sarah Cummings, 17:45.7; 11. Abby Levene, 17:50.0

2. Columbia, 60 — 2. Caroline McDonough, 17:18.9; 3. Jackie Drouin, 17:22.3; 15. Julie Quinn, 17:54.8; 17. Noelle Van Rysselberghe, 17:56.7; 23. Erin Hays, 18:02.1

3. Brown, 63 — 5. Margaret Connelly, 17:29.5; 10. Lauren Pischel, 17:49.2; 12. Elaine Kuckertz, 17:52.5; 16. Ari Garber, 17:54.9; 20. Heidi Caldwell, 17:59.8

4. Cornell, 98 — 7. Devin McMahon, 17:35.0; 19. Kelsey Karys, 17:59.6; 21. Kim Standridge, 18:00.4; 22. Genna Hartung, 18:01.0; 29. Maura Carroll, 18:16.6

5. Harvard, 121 — 6. Jeanne Mack, 17:29.6; 14. Nicole Cochran, 17:53.4; 26. Kailyn Kuzmuk, 18:06.9; 36. Eliza Ives, 18:25.5; 39. Sammy Silva, 18:28.1

6. Penn, 168 — 13. Leslie Kovach, 17:53.2; 24. Megan Powell, 18:03.4; 27. Margaret Diacont, 18:11.1; 50. Catherine Phillips, 18:44.0; 54. Verionica Salcido, 18:58.4

7. Dartmouth, 177 — 18. Amy Schuman, 17:59.0; 31. Hannah Rowe, 18:19.6; 41. Katelyn Walker, 18:29.9; 43. Elizabeth Short, 18:31.7; 44. Kate Sullivan, 18:32.9

8. Yale, 182 — 25. Elizabeth Marvin, 18:04.0; 33. Anne Lovelace, 18:20.3; 38. Melissa Chapman, 18:27.2; 40. Jennifer Downing, 18:29.8; 46. Jacqueline Sahlberg, 18:38.5