HANOVER, N.H. - The time is here for the Dartmouth men's indoor track & field team. A two-day stretch in Cambridge at Harvard's Albert H. Gordon Track is the indoor season's defining moment for this Big Green team as they look to make a run at the 2013 Ivy League Heptagonal Championship.
Starting Saturday at 12:40 p.m., the Green will begin its pursuit of its first Heps title since 1991, something that won't be finalized for any program until late Sunday afternoon when all 31 sections of scheduled events wrap-up.
Since 1998, no other teams besides Princeton (10) and Cornell (5) have claimed indoor titles with the Tigers taking the last three and the Big Red finishing as runners-up each time.
Dartmouth will look to make the jump up after claiming sixth at the 2012 meet a season ago in Ithaca with 23 points.
Leading the way those two days at Baton Hall was then-sophomore John Bleday, who won the 3000m by just 12-hundredths of a second over Princeton's Joe Stilin. Bleday's win earned him First Team All-Ivy honors.
Connor Reilly took fourth in the finals of the 60m, while Sam Yoder was fifth in the high jump. The Big Green's distance medley relay team also earned four points on the final day of competition with a fourth-place finish.
Several members of the team ran at Gordon Track this past Sunday as part of the USATF New England in preparation for the upcoming Heps meet to be held there this weekend.
The last time the league's indoor championship meet was held at Harvard, the Dartmouth men took eighth in 2009.