HANOVER, N.H. – Once again the rotation of four schools has brought the Ivy League Heptagonal Indoor Track & Field Championship to Dartmouth’s Leverone Field House this weekend.
The 2018 conference championship meet will be held inside the Big Green’s home facility for the first time since 2014 this Saturday and Sunday.
Both the Dartmouth men’s and women’s teams will be looking to leave their marks on the Ivy record books on their own 200-meter track, infield and jumping areas as the best student-athletes from around the Ancient Eight descend on Hanover.
Things kick off Saturday morning with the women’s pentathlon and men’s heptathlon before event preliminaries start to take over the oval at noon. Most event finals are Sunday where a vast majority of points will be earned and really shape the team standings.
Fans planning on attending both days can purchase a Championship Pass that allows entrance to both days. The cost of a two-day pass is $16 for adults and $8 for youth. A single-day pass is $10, while a youth pass will cost $5.
The men are hoping to replicate and improve on last season’s third-place finish in New York City. Despite not winning an event and posting just two second-place finishes, the men finished third with 82 points thanks to a wealth of depth in each event.
This year, the hopes of moving up the standings even more fall heavily on the group in the pentathlon. Benjamin Ose, Ben Colello and Matthew Sindelar are expected to perform well and give the team a scoring boost.
On the women’s side, eyes will be focused on sophomore Cha'Mia Rothwell who last year was a two-event champion and named the Female Field Performer of the Meet. Rothwell became the first Dartmouth woman ever to win the long jump and then went on to set the Ivy League record in the 60m hurdles by winning the title in 8.30 to beak the 17-year old record of 8.33.
The Marjorie and Herbert Chase ’30 Head Coach of Women's Track and Field Sandy Ford-Centonze
Those fans who are unable to make it to Hanover to see the meet in person can watch on the Ivy League Network or ESPN3. Both days of the meet will be carried live on ILN, while the ESPN3 feed for both days is available online to those with it included in their cable package.
The meet is being timed by Lancer Timing who will provide live, updating results all weekend. Check in with DartmouthSports.com for continuing updates throughout the weekend and for recaps after each day of competition.