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If you are digging out of more than a foot of snow in New York or Philadelphia today, you may not even imagine that we are still in the midst of the outdoor running season. And, as always, the Heps Nation is well represented.

At least four former Leaguers will be running in Saturday’s USA Half Marathon Championships, which will be contested as part of the Aramco Houston Half Marathon in Texas. The former Hepsters are Army’s Dan Browne (U.S. Army), Columbia’s Loretta Kilmer (RIADHA), Princeton’s David Nightingale (unattached) and Harvard’s Lindsey Scherf (unattached). [That’s Browne pictured at an Army 10-mile run in D.C.]

Then there are at least eight Hepsters readying to run in the USA Cross Country Championships, schedules for Feb. 5 at Mission Bay Park in San Diego. This race will serve as the trials to determine Team USA for the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, which will run in Punta Umbria, Spain, on March 20.

Those we know:

Princeton’s Alexa Glencer (Impala Racing Team); Princeton’s Reilly Kiernan (New York Athletic Club); Cornell’s Max King (Bowerman Athletic Club); Navy’s Aaron Lanzel (U.S. Navy); Penn’s Chris Lundy (Impala Racing Team); Princeton’s Catherine Mullen (New Balance Silicon Valley); Cornell’s Stephanie Pancoast (New Balance Silicon Valley) and Dartmouth’s Jarrod Shoemaker (Saucony).

By the way, those in New York City — battling 19 inches of snow — can still think about cross country, specifically at Van Cortlandt Park, today.

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The Bay Area Track Club held its first Bay Area Cross Country Challenge on Sunday in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park and both genders had a Hepster among the top five.

Former Cornell steeplechaser Max King finished third in 23:12, the same time as the winner and runner-up. That’s King in white crossing the line behind Ben Bruce and Kevin Chelimo.

Former Princeton Tiger Reilly Kiernan was fifth among the women, finishing in 19:49. That was 30 seconds behind winner Molly Huddle.

Five other Ivy women finished among the top 25 — Princeton’s Alexa Glencer (10th), Harvard’s Lindsey Scherf (14th), Cornell’s Stephanie Pancoast (15th) and Princeton’s Catha (16th) and Caroline Mullen (23rd).