Heps on Horizon for Track & Field

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PHILADELPHIA - Indoor track and field season will culminate this weekend for the University of Pennsylvania with the 2015 Indoor Heptagonal Championships. The eight Ivy League schools will converge on Harvard's campus Saturday and Sunday.

One of the nation's premiere conference championship meets, the 2015 Indoor Heps are scheduled to begin Saturday at 11 a.m.Day One is set to conclude with the men's 200 meters at 4:45 p.m.

Championship Sunday will be streamed live on the Ivy League Digital Network (click here) beginning at noon with the women's mile. The meet is scheduled to finish with the 4x400-meter relays at 5 p.m.

At Heps, the top eight advance past the preliminaries and the top-six finishers will score in the finals of each event on Sunday. Most event finals will take place on Sunday.

On the men's side, freshman Jeff Wiseman and senior Tom Timmins each rank among the top five in the Ivy League this season in the 400 meters and 500 meters, while junior Thomas Awad has posted the best time of any Ivy runner in the mile and 3,000 meters this winter. In the field, the Quakers have several potential scorers in the high jump, long jump and heptathlon.

For the women, freshman Candace Taylor (500m), sophomore Carey Celata (1,000), sophomore Amaris Kobolak (long jump), and freshman Taylor Hojnacki (shot put) all rank among the top five of the Ivy League in their respective events heading into the meet.

Last year, the Quakers boasted two All-Ivy performances with a pair of runner-up finishes -- Drew Magaha in the men's 500 meters and Gabrielle Piper in the women's 60-meter hurdles. As a team, both the men and women placed seventh. The men finished with 28 points, while the women totaled 22.5 points.

A full recap will be available at PennAthletics.com shortly after the conclusion of each day's events.

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