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2013 Heps Meet at Princeton on Horizon for Dartmouth Men

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By Tim O'Dowd

HANOVER, N.H. – Last May, the Dartmouth men’s track & field team was faced with the task of competing in what head coach Barry Harwick ’77 deemed ‘the most competitive era in Ivy League history’ following the conclusion of the 2012 Heptagonal Championship Meet.

The Big Green finished that weekend at Penn’s Franklin Field eighth in the team standings with 32 points.

A year later, a re-energized Dartmouth team is ready to meet the challenge of the 2013 Heps this weekend at Princeton’s William Weaver Stadium. 

An improvement during the indoor season has those around the program believing that continued growth should also be on display this weekend in New Jersey.

Thomas Servino has been strong thus far during the outdoor season in the hammer throw and should be one of the individuals competing for a title. Josh Cyphers is fresh off a win in the pole vault last weekend at the UMass Invitational and brings that confidence with him to Princeton.

Always a threat to post 10 points for the Green and White is senior Connor Reilly in the sprints. After a DQ in the 60m during the indoor season due to a lengthy wait at the starting line of the final heat, Reilly has been anxiously awaiting his chance to prove himself this spring.

The Big Green will also boast some talent in the distance events as the likes of John Bleday, Steve Mangan, Henry Sterling and Will Geoghegan all have been solid in recent meets.

The weekend gets underway Saturday at 12:30 p.m. with the men’s hammer and is scheduled to run through early Sunday evening with the 4x400 relay race set for 5 p.m.