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Men's All-Time Heptagonal History

Men's All-Time Heptagonal Winners

Year Individual Champion Time Team Champion No. Teams
1939 Emery Wingerter, Cornell 30:29 Cornell, Harvard 6
1940 John Ayer, Cornell 27:39 Cornell 7
1941 Donald Burnham, Dartmouth 27:23.6 Dartmouth 9
1942 LeRoy Schwarzkopf, Yale 26:41.2 Yale 9
1943 Arthur Truxes, Army 27:45.6 Dartmouth 5
1944 Meet Cancelled


1945 John Hanley, Dartmouth 24:24.4 Army 4
1946 Frederick Knauss, Army 27:33.1 Navy 9
1947 Richard Hart, Penn 27:06.0 Army 9
1948 Stanton Waterman, Dartmouth 25:55.7 Army 9
1949 Richard Shea, Army 25:48.7 Army 9
1950 Richard Shea, Army 25:06.5 Army 10
1951 Richard Shea, Army 25:06.5 Army 10
1952 Louis Olive, Army 25:43.5 Army 10
1953 John Rosenbaum, Cornell 27:01.0 Cornell 10
1954 John Rosenbaum, Cornell 25:48.4 Cornell 10
1955 David Eckel, Cornell 25:46.6 Cornell 10
1956 Rodman Zwirner, Princeton 25:00.5 Harvard 10
1957 Edward Sullivan, Brown 25:28.6 Cornell 10
1958 Dyke Benjamin, Harvard 25:12 Army 10
1959 Richard Greene, Army 25:42 Army 10
1960 Robert Lowe, Brown 25:59 Army 10
1961 Steve Machooka, cornell 25:38 Cornell 10
1962 Edwin Hamiln, Harvard 26:02.6 Navy 10
1963 William Straub, Army 25:29.7 Cornell 10
1964 Walter Hewlett, Harvard 25:03.8 Navy 10
1965 Paul DeCoursey, Army 25:20.8 Army 10
1966 John Lawlor, Navy 24:47.5 Navy 10
1967 Douglas Hardin, Harvard 24:59.4 Harvard 10
1968 Douglas Hardin, Harvard 24:35.2 Harvard 10
1969 Keith Colburn, Harvard 24:51.9 Harvard 10
1970 Jon Anderson, Cornell 24:39.6 Harvard 10
1971 David Merrick, Penn 24:31.8 Penn 10
1972 Robert Childs, Penn 24:51.7 Harvard, Navy 10
1973 David Merrick, Penn 24:15.4 Princeton 10
1974 Dennis Trujillo, Army 24:34.0 Navy 10
1975 David Merrick, Penn 24:15.4 Princeton 10
1976 Curtis Alitz, Army 24:13.0 Princeton 10
1977 Curtis Alitz, Army 24:37.4 Princeton 10
1978 Timothy Cummins, Navy 24:46.5 Princeton 10
1979 John Murphy, Harvard 31:13.5 Columbia 10
1980 Bill Kovach, Navy 24:47.4 Princeton 10
1981 Matt Farmer, Princton 24:15.7 Princeton 10
1982 James Sapienza, Dartmouth 24:37.5 Princeton 10
1983 James Sapienza, Dartmouth 24:31.1 Princeton 10
1984 James Sapienza, Dartmouth 24:23.9 Dartmouth 10
1985 Francis Powers, Dartmouth 24:22.8 Dartmouth 10
1986 Ron Harris, Navy 24:09.0 Dartmouth 10
1987 Chris Schille, Brown 24:08.1 Dartmouth 10
1988 Greg Whiteley, Brown 24:50.6 Dartmouth 10
1989 Jim Gibson, Yale 24:43.0 Dartmouth 10
1990 Bill Burke, Princeton 24:46.5 Dartmouth 10
1991 Terry Stillman, Dartmouth 24:24.7 Dartmouth 10
1992 Greg Keller, Navy 24:41.1 Navy 10
1993 Brian Clas, Cornell 24:49.1 Cornell 10
1994 Sam Wilbur, Dartmouth 24:46.0 Dartmouth 10
1995 Ian Carswell, Harvard 25:12.9 Dartmouth 10
1996 John Clemens, Navy 24:42 Navy 10
1997 Tony Barroco, Princeton 25:15.6 Princeton 9
1998 Mike Grant, Columbia 24:30.3 Princeton 9
1999 Paul Morrison, Princeton 24:36.6 Princeton 9
2000 Enda Johnson, Brown 24:56.3 Dartmouth 9
2001 Tom McArdle, Dartmouth 24:45.5 Dartmouth 9
2002 Jarrod Shoemaker, Dartmouth 24:36.3 Dartmouth 9
2003 Steve Sundell, Columbia 24:26.9 Brown 8
2004 Bruce Hyde, Cornell 24:35.5 Columbia 8
2005 Ben True, Dartmouth 24:36.2 Dartmouth 8
2006 Ben True, Dartmouth 24:29.1 Princeton 8
2007 Michael Maag, Princeton 24:37.9 Princeton 8
2008 Ben True, Dartmouth 23:59.6 Princeton 8
2009 Dan Chenoweth, Harvard 25:09.2 Columbia 8
2010 Donn Cabral, Princeton 24:03.8 Princeton 8
2011* Ethan Shaw, Dartmouth 24:47.6 Princeton 8
2012* Chris Bendtsen, Princeton 23:41.8 Princeton 8
2013* Maksim Korolev, Harvard 23:28.2 Columbia 8
         
All races held at Van Cortlandt Park (Bronx) except those indicated with a * 
* indicates West Windsor Fields in Princeton, N.J. 

 

Men's All-Time Heptagonal Records

 

All Time Top Harvard Heptagonal Times Men's 8k
Year Runner Time

2013 Maksim Korolev 23:28.2    
2010 Daniel Chenoweth 24.14.0    
1986 Paul Gompers 24:19.4

1968 Douglas Hardin* 24:35.2

1983 Andy Gerken 24:38.5

2003 Alaisdair McLean-Foreman 24:44.5

2008 Chas Gillespie 24:47.3    
1969 Keith Colburn* 24:51.9

2008 Daniel Chenoweth 24:52.5    
1969 David Pottetti 24:53.0

1972 Ricardo Rojas 24:55.4

1968 Keith Colburn 24:56.0


* Indicates Heptagonal Champion








Top Five-Mile Times at Heps (Since 1950)
Year Runner School Time Place
2008 Ben True Dartmouth 23:59.6 1st
1987 Chris Schille Brown 24:08.1 1st
1986 Ron Harris Navy 24:09.0 1st
1986 Chris Schille Brown 24:11.2 2nd
1976 Curtis Alitz Army 24:13.0 1st
1987 Bob Kempainen Dartmouth 24:14.6 2nd
1975 David Merrick Penn 24:15.4 1st
1981 Matt Farmer Princeton 24:15.7 1st
1981 Andrew Atkeson Yale 24:19.1 2nd
1986 Paul Gompers Harvard 24:19.4 3rd

 

Three-Time Champions
 
Two-Time Champions
Dick Shea Army 1949, 1950, 1951
John Rosenbaum Cornell 1953, 1954
Dave Merrick Penn 1971, 1973, 1975
Doug Hardin Harvard 1967, 1968
Jim Sapienza Dartmouth 1982, 1983, 1984
Curt Alitz Army 1976, 1977
Ben True Dartmouth 2005, 2006, 2008



 




Individual Harvard Heptagonal Champions
Second-Place Finishers
1958 Dyke Benjamin 25:12.0
1953 Harold Gerry 27:01.5
1962 Ed Hamlin 26:02.6
1956 Arthur Reider 25:10
1964 Walter Hewlett 25:03.8
1964 Dave Allen 25:59
1967 Doug Hardin 24:59.4
1966 Doug Hardin 25:01
1968 Doug Hardin 24:35.2
1969 David Pottetti 24:53
1969 Keith Colburn 24:51.9
1970 Tom Spengler 25:06
1979 John Murphy 31:13.5
1972 Ricardo Rojas 24:55.4
1995 Ian Carswell 25:12.9
1983 Andy Gerken 24:38.5
2009 Daniel Chenoweth 25:09.2   2003 Alasdair McLean-Foreman 24:44.5
 2013 Maksim Korolev 23:28.2   2010 Daniel Chenoweth 24.14.0

 


Widest Margin of Victory
1950 Dick Shea Army 72.8 seconds
1951 Dick Shea Army 65.5 seconds
1942 LeRoy Schwarzkopf Yale 60.8 seconds
1964 Walter Hewlett Harvard 55.2 seconds
1976 Curt Alitz Army 37.0 seconds
1973 Dave Merrick Penn 32.8 seconds
1943 Arthur Truxes Army 32.4 seconds
1975 Dave Merrick Penn 31.6 seconds
1970 Jon Anderson Cornell 24.4 seconds
1977 Curt Alitz Army 24.2 seconds




Teammates Finishing 1-2-3

1941 Don Burnham - Sidney Bull - Robert Williams Dartmouth
1951 Dick Shea - Louis Davis - Robert Day Army
1984 Jim Sapienza - Frank Powers - Mike Fadil Dartmouth
1997 Tony Barroco - Erik Kean - Adam Stuhlfaut Princeton
Teammates Finishing 1-2

1942 LeRoy Schwarzkopf - Wilmot Castle Yale
1949 Dick Shea - Richard Lewandowski Army
1950 Dick Shea - Louis Davis Army
1955 Dave Eckel - Michael Midler Cornell
1964 Walter Hewlett - Dave Allen Harvard
1965 Paul DeCoursey - James Warner Army
1969 Keith Colburn - David Pottetti Harvard
1974 Dennis Trujillo - Curt Alitz Army
1980 Bill Dovach - Mark Donahue Navy
1994 Sam Wilbur - Ted FitzPatrick Dartmouth
1996 Jon Clemens - John Mentzer Navy
1999 Paul Morrison - Mike Spence Princeton
2002 Jarrod Shoemaker - Tom McArdle Dartmouth

 



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