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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.

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).

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In New York,
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of,
Theres nothing you can’t do,
Now you’re in New York,
These streets will make you feel brand new,
The lights will inspire you,
Lets here it for New York, New York, New York

Yup, 148 of the athletes on Heps rosters this academic year are from New York, three dozen more than No. 2 New Jersey. Another way to look at it, if you were to hit a golf ball into the nearly 1,000 Heps athletes, you’d have a one-in-six chance of hitting someone from the Empire State. And then you’d have a problem on your hands.

The single-most impressive performance by one of the many Heptagonal New Yorkers last year was the record-breaking sub-four mile turned in by Kyle Merber (Dix Hills) at the New York City Armory after the Heps Championship. Merber, who won the indoor 3k and the outdoor 1,500, was one of five Empire State champions in 2010. The others? Princeton’s Reilly Kiernan (Pelham), Dartmouth’s Connor Reilly (Niskayuna), Cornell’s Gary Jones (Webster) and Columbia’s Monique Roberts (Cicero).

Getting to know New York a bit more:

The folks in the City probably don’t even realize that the state touches two Great Lakes and two Canadian provinces, but it does. The invention of toilet paper? That came from Joseph Gayetty of New York City in 1857. Glad we weren’t around to see what they were doing before that. For every mile of subway track in New York, there are nearly 100 miles of rivers and streams. More than half of the households in New York City do not own a car. About 1 billion people around the globe will watch the ball drop in Times Square tonight.

The 148 Ivies from New York are listed after the jump.

From the desk of HepsTrack Alumni Performance Bureau Chief Mary Boggs:

Seven of the eight Ivy League schools can boast of a top-100 finisher at the USA Track & Field National Club Cross Country Championships in unseasonably cold McAlpine Park in Charlotte, N.C., on Saturday.

On the men’s side, Princeton graduate David Nightingale (unattached) was third overall in 29:40.1, less than five seconds behind winner Aaron Braun. Cornell’s Zach Hine (Hansons-Brooks) was the second Ivy finisher, completing the 10k course in 30:21.9 for 28th place.

Princeton alum Reilly Kiernan (New York Athletic Club) was the first Heps runner to cross the line for the women, as she clocked a 20:09.7 for six kilometers. That was within 20 seconds of the 2010 champion Renee Metivier Baillie.

Just three years ago, Columbia graduate Delilah DiCrescenzo won this event. Rhode Island-based photographer Mike Scott has uploaded galleries from the event on Facebook. Click here to see it. Below are the Ivy top 100s from 2010:

5. Reilly Kiernan (New York AC / Princeton), 20:09.7
32. Stephanie Pancoast (New Balance / Cornell), 20:55.2
54. Alexa Glencer (Impala Racing Team / Princeton), 21:15.2
61. Leah Brogan (New Balance Boston / Penn), 21:22.1
66. Loretta Kilmer (Riadha / Columbia), 21:25.6
90. Kierann Smith (Impala Racing Team / Harvard), 21:52.8
93. Erin Dromgoole (New Balance Boston / Dartmouth), 21:54.8

3. David Nightingale (unattached / Princeton), 29:40.1
28. Zach Hine (Hansons-Brooks / Cornell), 30:21.9
37. Lucas Meyer (Boston Athletic Assoc. / Yale), 30:38.0
46. Michael Maag (New York AC / Princeton), 30:50.1
51. Sage Canaday (Hansons-Brooks / Cornell), 30:54.6
97. Sam Luff (Georgetown Running Club / Cornell), 31:43.2

The USA 20k Championships will have a flavor of Ivy on Monday as four Heps programs will be represented by competing alums. And the event itself will start and finish near the campus of Yale University in New Haven, Conn.

The race, the 33rd running of the Stratton Faxon New Haven Road Race, is also doubling as the $40,000 Championship in the 2010 USA Running Circuit.

The person responsible for coordinating the elite fields, John Tolbert, warns that a cool day in New Haven could result in American records. The Ivy Leaguers set to compete are Cornell’s Zac Hine (pictured in his gear) and Brown’s Patrick Tarpy for the men and Columbia’s Loretta Kilmer and Princeton’s Reilly Kiernan for the women.

Hine and Tarpy were 13th and 14th in this event.

To watch the event live on Monday morning, please click here.