March 4, 2003

Men's and Women's Track Teams Win Heps

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Break out the champagne and Power Bars for the Cornell track teams, which proved they are the best of the best by claiming both the men’s and women’s titles at the Indoor Heptagonal Championships at Dartmouth on Sunday.

The double victory, the first since Princeton’s 1998 sweep, solidified the Red’s status as the team to beat in the Ivies. The title is the second straight and fourth overall for the women, and represents a changing of the guard for the men, who ousted Princeton from the top spot on the podium, which the Tigers have held for the past five years.

“What we learned on the field of battle the past weekend,” said women’s head coach Lou Duesing, “was that nothing comes easy and that our victory was a team victory.”

With poignant simplicity, men’s head coach Nathan Taylor said of his team’s come-from-behind win, “knowing that Cornell has not won Heps in 25 years