HANOVER, N.H. – Perhaps overlooked all fall by some of the other teams in the Ivy League, the Dartmouth men’s cross country team will head into Saturday’s Heps race with as strong a chance to claim the title as any other program.
The Big Green will line up at the 8K starting line for the 11 a.m. gun with a chance to win their first cross country crown since 2005. The race will once again be held at Princeton’s West Windsor Field.
The owner of 16 Cross Country Heptagonal Championships, Dartmouth is seeking to regain its form and get back to the top of the podium. Since the last win eight years ago, Princeton has dominated, winning six of the seven titles, with Columbia taking the other (2009).
Leading the way for the Green and White on Saturday should be seniors Will Geoghegan and John Bleday. The pair is capable of posting top-10 finishes, a feat that if accomplished could put Dartmouth in a strong position to compete.
For a complete preview of this weekend’s race, click on the video to hear Herbert Chase Head Coach for Men’s Track & Field and Cross Country Barry Harwick ’77 discuss his team headed into the 2013 Heps Cross Country Championship.