Ivy League Track and Field Recruiting - Program Series, Pennsylvania

Ivy League Track and Field

Ivy League Track and Field Recruiting

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA 

FACTS 

Enrollment – 10,500

Setting – Urban

Location – Philadelphia, PA

Acceptance Rate – 10%

 

2018 US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT ACADEMIC RANKINGS:

National University Ranking – 8th

Ivy League Ranking – 5th

 

OTHER RANKINGS:

Best Colleges for Business – 1st

Best College for Nursing – 1st

Best Colleges for Film, Photography and Philosophy – 3rd

WHAT STUDENT’S ARE SAYING

At the University of Pennsylvania, students share an intellectual curiosity and top-notch resources but don’t “buy into the stigma of being an Ivy League school.” Students here are “very passionate about what they do outside the classroom” and the “flexible core requirements.” The university is composed of four undergraduate schools (and “a library for pretty much any topic”). “You can take courses in any of the schools, including graduate-level courses.” Luckily, there’s a vast variety of disciplines available to students: “I can take a course in old Icelandic and even another one about the politics of food,” says a student. Wharton, Penn’s highly regarded, “highly competitive undergraduate business school” attracts “career-oriented” students who don’t mind a “strenuous course load.” There are “more than enough” resources, funding, and opportunity here for any student to take advantage of, and “Penn encourages students to truly take advantage of it all!” Professors can “sometimes seem to be caught up more in their research than their classes,” but all “are incredibly well-versed in their subject (as well as their audience).” If you’re willing to put in the time and effort, your professors “will be happy to reciprocate.” In general, the instructors here are “very challenging academically” and are “always willing to offer their more than relevant life experience in class discussion.”

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IVY LEAGUE AVERAGE PAST THREE-YEAR FINISH

Men’s XC –2nd , Men’s Indoor T&F – 3rd, Men’s Outdoor T&F – 2nd

Women’s XC – 5th  Women’s Indoor T&F – 3rd  (1st last year!) , Women’s Outdoor T&F – 3rd (1st last year!)

  

EVENT STRENGTHS/ WEAKNESSES

Men’s strengths – short sprints, hurdles

Men’s needs improvement – 800m-1500m, short hurdles

Men’s needs more depth – LJ, TJ, 400IH

Women’s strengths –short sprints/hurdles, long sprints/mid-d, throws

Women’s needs improvement – 1500m, LJ, TJ

Women’s needs more depth – HJ, 3000mSC

  

TOP PERFORMERS OF 2018

 

Marvin Morgan                  10.44

Calvary Rogers                  20.90

Sean Clark                         18’ 0 ¼ “

 

Uchechi Nwogwugwu    52.27

Nia Akins                          2:04.97

Maura Kimmel                   52 ‘ 2 ½” - SP

  

PENN TRACK AND  FIELD RECRUITING STANDARDS   

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WOMEN

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FACILITIES – 360 VIRTUAL TOUR  

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NOTABLE ALUMS  – Donald Trump, Elon Musk, Warren Buffett, Rod Rosenstein and Ezra Pound – what else is there to say?

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HARVARD TRACK AND FIELD RECRUITING

Ivy League Track and Field Recruiting - Program Series, Harvard

Harvard Track and Field Recruiting

Harvard Track and Field Recruiting Standards

Ivy League Track and Field Recruiting

HARVARD UNIVERSITY TRACK AND FIELD

FACTS

Enrollment – 6,500

Setting – Urban / Suburban

Location – Cambridge, MA (Boston)

Acceptance Rate – 5%

 

2018 US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT ACADEMIC RANKINGS:

National University Ranking – 2nd

Ivy League Ranking – 2nd


OTHER RANKINGS:

Best Value Colleges – 2nd

Hardest Colleges To Get Into – 1st

Best Colleges for Biology, Sociology, Math, Anthropology (pretty much everything) – 1st

 

ACADEMIC REVIEW

Harvard College students describe the school as a “dynamic universe” and an “amazing irresistible hell” that pushes them to the extremes of their intellect and ability. Unsurprisingly, the legendarily “very difficult” school attracts some of the country’s most promising youth, who rise to the occasion in almost every aspect of their life on campus, not just the classroom. Harvard’s recent financial aid enhancements have increased the number of applications by a landslide, but even after getting past the admissions hurdle, “people find ways to make everything (especially clubs and even partying) competitive.” Happily, this streak is more of a “latent competition,” as there are more than enough opportunity and resources to go around. “It is impossible to ‘get the most out of Harvard’ because Harvard offers so much,” says one student. Much like the students, the professors at this “beautiful, fun, historic, and academically alive place” in Cambridge, Massachusetts, are among “the brightest minds in the world,” and “the level of achievement is unbelievable.” Some of the larger introductory classes are taught by teaching fellows (TFs), meaning “you do have to go to office hours to get to know your big lecture class professors on a personal level,” but once your figurative underclass dues are paid, the access to “incredible” and “every so often, fantastic” professors is perfectly within reach. Top it off with Grade-A internship and employment opportunities, a good old alumni network, and a crimson pedigree for your résumé, and you may just end up agreeing with the Harvard student who refers to his experience as “rewarding beyond anything else I’ve ever done.” Though the administration can be “waaaaay out of touch with students” and “reticent to change,” it at least “does a good job of watching over its freshmen through extensive advising programs,” and students all have faith that their best interests are being kept in mind.

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IVY LEAGUE AVERAGE PAST THREE-YEAR FINISH

Men’s XC – 7th, Men’s Indoor T&F – 6th, Men’s Outdoor T&F – 5th

Women’s XC – 5th  Women’s Indoor T&F – 1st, Women’s Outdoor T&F – 1st

 

EVENT STRENGTHS/ WEAKNESSES

Men’s strengths – long sprints, hurdles

Men’s needs improvement – short sprints, throws  

Men’s needs more depth – middle distance, jumps

Women’s strengths –short sprints, hurdles

Women’s needs improvement – long sprints, Jumps

Women’s needs more depth – distance, throws

 

TOP PERFORMERS OF 2018

Erik Duffy                         17’ 3” - PV

Jovhan Williamson           47.03 (Fr)

Marshall Meyers               1:49.24 - 800m

Gabriella Thomas             11.19 – 100m, 22.32 – 200m, 20’ 5” - LJ

Simi Fajermisin                  42’ 10” – TJ, 19’ 11 ¾” - LJ

 

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FACILITIES

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COOL FACTS

Director of Track and Field, Jason Saretsky was in my first recruiting class ever at Columbia University running 1:51 for the 800m and 2:26 for the 1000m.

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HARVARD TRACK AND FIELD - CLASS OF 2022

Harvard Track and Field Recruiting Standards

HARVARD TRACK AND FIELD RECRUITING

How good do you have to be to compete for Harvard Track and Field? Really good – see the performances of their incoming class below:
 

Men 

Will Crisp - Swindon, United Kingdom - 800m - 1:50.42

Tre Hollingsworth, Bridgetown, Barbados - 110m Hurdles -13.85,

Luke Laverdiere, Yarmouth, ME - Mile (i) - 4:17.55, 3200m - 9:11.29

David Melville, Greensboro, NC - 1600m: 4:19.13, 3200m: 9:11.50,  20th@Footlocker XC

Riley McDermott, Frederick, MD - 800m - 1:51.67

George Miliaras, Athens, Greece - 800m - 1:51.72, 1500m - 3:45.56, 3000m - 8:21.33

John Minicus, Hingham, MA - Javelin - 195'3", Long Jump - 22'10.25", Triple Jump 45'5.75" 

Caleb Moore, Plattsburgh, NY - 3200m: 9:19.67 

Kyle Murphy, Shepparton, Victoria (Australia) - Triple Jump - 50'4.5", Long Jump - 23''3.75"/

Sam Welsh, Lunenburg, MA - Discus (1.6k)- 212' 0", (2 k)-184' 4", Shot put (12lb) 59' 1"

Blake Young, Fayetteville, Arkansas - Discus - 166' 11", Shot Put - 56' 1.75" 

Women 

Obie Amudo, The Woodlands, TX - Triple Jump - 38'5.5"

DaLoria Boone, Milledgeville, GA - 100m – 11.60, 200m – 23.83w, Long Jump – 20'4"

Kelisa Cain, Mechanicsville, MD - 100m – 11.49w/11.61, 200m – 24.16, LJ – 18' 0.75"

Alana Carroll, Averill Park, NY - PV- 13'6.25" 

Jada Jones, Duluth, GA - 100H - 13.66, 100; 100m - 11.87, 200m - 24.97


Julia Larson, New York, NY - 3000m - 10:23.99

Fredericka Lucas, Richmond, VA - 100m - 12.52, 200m - 25.54, High Jump – 5' 2"

Katina Martin, Decatur, IL - 100m - 11.52w/11.73, 200m - 24.20, 400m - 55.4 

Tina Martin, Decatur, IL - 100m - 11.80, 200m - 24.01, 400m - 54.51

Chelsea Offiaeli, South Windsor, CT - Shot Put – 44' 3.75" 

Maya Rayle, Portland, OR - 800m: 2:14.20, 1500m:  4:33.32, 3000m: 9:46.90

Codi-Ann Reid, Brooklyn, NY - TJ - 39'2.25", 55m Hurdles - 8.63 

Sharelle Samuel, Nepean, Ontario (Canada) 200m - 24.46, 400m - 53.62, 400H - 59.59 

Jordan "Meimei" Weston, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - 1500m - 4:29, 3000m - 9:41 

Grace Yeboah-Kodie, Woodbridge, VA - Long Jump - 18'0", Triple Jump - 40'4" 

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Ivy League Track and Field Program Summary - Cornell University

Ivy League Track and Field Recruiting

Ivy League Track and Field Recruiting Standards

 

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CORNELL UNIVERSITY

FACTS

Enrollment – 14,000

Setting – Rural

Location – Ithaca, NY

Acceptance Rate – 14%

 

2018 US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT ACADEMIC RANKINGS:

National University Ranking – 14th

 

OTHER RANKINGS:

High School Counselor Ranking – 5th

Best Campus Food – 7th 

Best Colleges for Agricultural Sciences – 1st

 

WHAT THEIR STUDENT’S ARE SAYING

“Beautiful campus, close-knit community, lots of opportunity for research in sciences, alumni network”

“Cornell is a giant place but a place for everybody.”

“Beautiful campus, superior education, very smart colleagues and professors, a lot of great research on campus.”

Cornell is "more than a bunch of books and exams—it's an experience that challenges students to break free from their comfort zones." Seven different undergraduate colleges "really make it feel small and specialized," with "top-notch faculty." The university is "a place where any person can find instruction in any study (and it won't feel like work)," as it allows its students to explore any kind of interest they may have (ranging from Punk Rock as a literary genre to particle physics) while "also offering an incredible amount of depth within each department." There are endless opportunities to "pursue other topics, enhance your knowledge of things that you're already interested in, and try completely random things that you'd never even heard of before." Professors are "experts in their field, almost always conducting their own research, and are enthusiastic about passing their knowledge on to their students."  "Cornell keeps the faculty, research, and access to the most recent information so up-to-date that this campus is as connected as any place in the world." Between balancing those amazing resources and the community feel, the Cornell bigwigs get a lot of applause, as they have "proven time and time again that they care, both on an individual and system-wide level." Great internships, a strong alumni network, and "boundless opportunities after graduation" round out the "definition of amazing" that is Cornell University.

https://www.princetonreview.com/college/cornell-university-1023589

 

IVY LEAGUE AVERAGE PAST THREE-YEAR FINISH

Men’s XC – 4th, Men’s Indoor T&F – 3rd, Men’s Outdoor T&F – 2nd

Women’s XC – 5th, Women’s Indoor T&F – 3rd, Women’s Outdoor T&F – 4th

 

EVENT STRENGTHS/ WEAKNESSES

Men’s strengths – short sprints, LJ

Men’s needs improvement – middle distance, multi’s   

Men’s needs more depth – long sprints, distance

Women’s strengths –mid-distance, steeple, HJ, throws

Women’s needs improvement – multi’s

Women’s needs more depth – sprints, short hurdles

 

TOP PERFORMERS OF 2018

Austin Lyons                       14.02 – 110HH

Alex Rodriguez                   24 ‘ 4 ¼ “ –Long Jump    

Briar Brumley                    10:09.96 – 3000mSC

Shannon Hugard                4:19.75 – 1500m

 

ONLINE RECRUITING STANDARDS – NONE LISTED

Cornell Track and Field purposefully does not set recruiting standards. Why? They would rather sift through a large volume of prospective student-athletes expressing interest in their program and school and work through them prospect by prospect just in case there are “diamonds in the rough” out there. Very cool.

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FACILITIES

Outdoor Track Complex -  http://cornellbigred.com/sports/2007/7/30/KaneSportsComplex.aspx?id=35 

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COOL ALUMS

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Although Bill Nye The Science Guy did go to Cornell – he did not run track. However, ESPN’s Sarah Spain did run for the Big Red. Spain was a heptathlete and was co-captain her senior year.

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Cornell Track and Field Recruiting - Women's Class of 2022

Ivy League Track and Field Recruiting

Curious to see how you stack up with Ivy-bound student-athletes? Check out Cornell University's incoming class: 

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Amy Alagor
Bronx, N.Y. / Christopher Columbus Camp / College Agriculture and Life Sciences
Alagor was the New York State champion in the shot put in 2018 as well as the PSAL City Champion in the indoor weight throw, indoor shot put, and outdoor shot put. Her personal bests are 41-1 1/2 in the shot put, 123-9 in the discus and 48-3 in the weight throw.
 
Monique Anderson
Bloomfield, Conn. / Bloomfield HS / College of Arts and Sciences
A standout in the high jump, Anderson has repeatedly jumped a personal best of 5-7. As the third-best high jumper in Connecticut, she helped her team to several championship seasons as well as posting a strong individual presence at New Balance Nationals.
 
Angelica Arroyo
Nesconset, N.Y. / Smithtown West HS/ College of Arts and Sciences
A several-time All-Long Island Track and Field Team athlete, Arroyo has long jumped as far as 18'8.5" for a school record-breaking mark. To further show of her athleticism, she has been a strong contributor on sprint relay teams as well as being a multi-sport athlete by playing volleyball for Smithtown West HS.
 
Elise Burdette
Bellevue, Wash. / Issaquah HS / College of Engineering
An outstanding sprinter, Burdette had a fantastic senior season. She led her team to the KingCo championship winning three events (200, 400, 4X400). At the 4A state meet, she anchored her team to a 4X400 win, splitting 55.94 and finishing second at 400 meters in a personal best 56.15. Her Issaquah HS team finished second at the championship.
 
Leone Farquharson
Kingston, Jamaica / Campion HS / College of Arts and Sciences
Farquharson is an incredible triple jumper with her most impressive jump as far as 40-4 1/2. Her final high school season ended with an outstanding victory in the triple jump at the Carifta Games. In addition, she has long jumped 18-4 1/2 and high jumped 5-5.
 
Kayleigh Furth
Andover, N.J. / Newton HS / College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Furth had an amazing senior season at Newton HS, winning both the state section and Group 2 400 meters, recording a best of 55.89. She finished fifth at the Meet of Champs for Newton HS and is an accomplished relay runner.
 
Allyson Gaedje
Stony Brook, N.Y. / Ward Melville HS / College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
One of the top middle distance runners in New York state, Gaedje has split 2:09 for 800 meters and has an open best of 2:12.81. She also has run 57.95 for 400 meters.
 
Gabriela Garza
Brownsville, Texas / IMG Academy / School of Hotel Administration
A former Texas HS state runner-up in the hurdles, Garza spent her senior year at IMG Academy. There, she had an outstanding season running personal bests and setting school records at 60 hurdles (8.90), 100 hurdles (13.97) and 300 hurdles (43.57).
 
Rachel Green
Fairfax, Va. / Oakton HS / College of Arts and Sciences
Green had a terrific senior year at Oakton HS, improving across the board and concluding her career with a fourth-place finish at the Virginia state meet in the 1600 and with personal bests of 2:16.04 for 800 and 5:01.28 for 1600.
 
Julia Hans
Belle Meade, N.J. / Montgomery HS / College of Human Ecology
A top distance talent from New Jersey, Hans has a PR of 11:08.55 for 3200 meters and was one of her area's best in cross country.
 
Rebecca Hasser
Los Altos, Calif. / Homestead HS / College of Engineering
Hasser had big breakthroughs as a senior at Homestead HS, improving to 4:59.21 for 1600 and 10:48.35 for 3200. She also advanced to the highly competitive California state cross country meet. 
 
Tara Higgins
Media, Pa. / Penncrest HS / College of Human Ecology
A talented multi-event athlete, Higgins finished fifth at the Pennsylvania State Championships in the javelin and seventh at the PTFCA Indoor State Championships in the 400m with a PR time of 57.83. Higgins boasts personal bests of 137-1 in the javelin, 17-7 in the long jump, 5-2 in the high jump and 2:15.74 in the 800m.
 
Erin Hudson
Conway, Mass. / Deerfield Academy / College of Engineering
One of the top middle distance runners to come out of Deerfield and a relative newcomer to full-time running, Hudson has personal bests of 4:41 for 1500 meters and 10:24 for 3000 meters.
 
Lucy Hurt
Port Washington, N.Y. / Paul Schreiber HS / College of Engineering
One of New York's best in the 2K steeplechase with a PR of 7:12.35, Hurt has great range, boasting a best of 2:15 for 800 meters while also qualifying for the state meet in cross country.
 
Beatrice Juskeviciute
Kaunas, Lithuania / IMG Academy / College of Arts and Sciences
A true multi-event athlete, Juskeviciute won the heptathlon at The New Balance National High School Championships by a margin of more than 200 points. She posted a personal best in the event with 5,251 points. As a true multi-event athlete, she has shown impressive marks in the sprints, jumps, throws and middle distance events.
 
Miya Kuramoto
Lansing, N.Y. / Lansing HS / College of Arts and Sciences
Kuramoto will be a pole vault specialist for the Big Red with a high school personal best of 12-9. She placed as high as third at the New York State championships. She was also a multi-sport athlete in high school as a soccer player.
  
Samantha Law
Great Neck, N.Y. / Great Neck HS / College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Law emerged as one of the most versatile middle distance/distance runners in New York state, with personal bests of 2:14.00 for 800 meters, 4:38.59 for 1500 meters, and 9:55.73 for 3000 meters. The Section 8 champion at 3000 meters and county champion at 1500 meters, Law was 12th at the NY state cross country meet.
 
Isabel Meyers
Seattle, Wash. / The Northwest School / College of Arts and Sciences
Twice the bronze medalist at the Washington state cross country meet, Meyers was also a force across the board on track with personal bests of 2:15.04 for 800 meters, 5:01.70 for 1600 meters, and 11:04.53 for 3200 meters.
 
Natalie Morris
Hamilton, Va. / Loudoun Valley HS / College of Engineering
The Virginia 4A state champion in cross country and in the 3200 meters on the track, Morris was one of the top runners in the Southeast, claiming a top-10 finish at the Nike Southeast Regional cross country championships. She has PRs of 5:01.99 for 1600 meters and 10:53.84 for 3200 meters.
 
Brooke Olson
Mendham, N.J. / Randolph HS / College of Arts and Sciences
With personal bests of 5:02.66 for 1600 meters and 10:57.66 for 3200 meters, Olson has been among the best in New Jersey on the track for several years and was the sectional runner-up in cross country as a senior.
 
Brooke Overholt
St. Mary's, Ontario / St. Michael Catholic Secondary / College of Human Ecology
Overholt won multiple Ontario championships representing London Legion and was a double scorer in the Canadian Juniors at 100 and 400 hurdles. She enters Cornell with bests of 8.81 (60 hurdles), 13.77 (100 hurdles), 61.38 (400 hurdles) and 56.13 (400).
 
Faith Polando
Barrington, R.I. / Barrington HS / College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
A hammer specialist with a personal best of 167-5, Polando was runner-up at the Rhode Island Class A Championships and finished sixth at the New Balance National Championships. She comes to Cornell ranked sixth in the country among hammer throwers in her class.
 
Martha Sam
Silver Spring, Md. / Blake HS (Ohio State) / College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
A transfer from Ohio State who competed for Cornell last spring, Sam has already made a big mark on the Big Red's relay teams. She had an outstanding career at Blake HS running 11.79 – 100 meters, 24.35 – 200 meters and 54.14 for 400 meters. At Ohio State, she recorded at PR 24.14 and finished 10th at the Big Ten Conference running 54.44 at 400 meters.
 
Maria Siciliano
West Lafayette, Ind. / West Lafayette HS / College of Arts and Sciences
Siciliano has fought relentlessly to claim a top spot on the Indiana pole vault leaderboards, finishing third in the state meet as a senior. She has continually progressed throughout her high school career, wrapping up with a personal best vault of 12 feet.
 
Nadia Stratton
Tampa, Fla. / H.B. Plant HS (American) / College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
A transfer from American, Stratton ran 5:10.38 for 1600 meters and 10:59.58 for 3200 meters as one of the top preps in Florida. While at American, she earned a top-20 finish at the Patriot League cross country championships and has a 6K cross country PR of 21:45.
 
Kate Zitzmann
Barrington, R.I. / Barrington HS / College of Arts and Sciences
One of the top middle distance runners in New England, Zitzmann was the Rhode Island state runner-up in the 1500 meters and placed fourth in the 800. She's run 2:17.70 for 800 and 4:40.31 for 1500 meters.

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Ivy League Track and Field Recruiting Standards

Track and Field Recruiting

Ivy League Recruiting Standards

 Ivy League Recruiting Standards  Each year, Ivy League coaches use approximately 250 admission's spots on track and field/cross country recruits. Typically the divide between men's and women's programs is fairly equitable, leaving approximately 125 spots for each gender. Below you will find the minimum performance standards to will have to achieve to be recruited by an Ivy League program.   IVY LEAGUE TRACK AND FIELD RECRUITING STANDARDS  ( Boys / Girls)    100: 10.90 / 12.20  200: 22.00 / 25.00  400: 49.00 / 56.50  800: 1:54 / 2:14  1600: 4:15 / 5:00  3200: 9:20 / 11:00  110/100H: 14.4 / 14.4  300H: 38.5 / 44.0  LJ: 22 ' 6" / 18' 6"  TJ: 47'  / 38'  HJ: 6' 7" / 5' 6"  PV: 15' / 11'9"  SP: 56' / 44'  Dis: 170' / 140'  Jav: 190' / 130'  Hammer: 185' / 155'4.   SEE BELOW FOR SCHOOL-SPECIFIC STANDARDS     COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY TRACK AND FIELD RECRUITING STANDARDS       DARTMOUTH COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD RECRUITING STANDARDS       HARVARD TRACK AND FIELD RECRUITING STANDARDS       PENN   TRACK AND FIELD RECRUITING STANDARDS       PRINCETON TRACK AND FIELD RECRUITING STANDARDS  (WOMEN ONLY)     YALE TRACK AND FIELD RECRUITING STANDARDS    CLICK  HERE  FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW STANDARDS ARE DETERMINED

Ivy League Recruiting Standards

Each year, Ivy League coaches use approximately 250 admission's spots on track and field/cross country recruits. Typically the divide between men's and women's programs is fairly equitable, leaving approximately 125 spots for each gender. Below you will find the minimum performance standards to will have to achieve to be recruited by an Ivy League program.

IVY LEAGUE TRACK AND FIELD RECRUITING STANDARDS  ( Boys / Girls) 

100: 10.90 / 12.20

200: 22.00 / 25.00

400: 49.00 / 56.50

800: 1:54 / 2:14

1600: 4:15 / 5:00

3200: 9:20 / 11:00

110/100H: 14.4 / 14.4

300H: 38.5 / 44.0

LJ: 22 ' 6" / 18' 6"

TJ: 47'  / 38'

HJ: 6' 7" / 5' 6"

PV: 15' / 11'9"

SP: 56' / 44'

Dis: 170' / 140'

Jav: 190' / 130'

Hammer: 185' / 155'4.

SEE BELOW FOR SCHOOL-SPECIFIC STANDARDS

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY TRACK AND FIELD RECRUITING STANDARDS 

DARTMOUTH COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD RECRUITING STANDARDS

HARVARD TRACK AND FIELD RECRUITING STANDARDS

PENN TRACK AND FIELD RECRUITING STANDARDS

PRINCETON TRACK AND FIELD RECRUITING STANDARDS (WOMEN ONLY)

YALE TRACK AND FIELD RECRUITING STANDARDS

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Ivy League Track and Field Program Summary Series - Dartmouth College

Ivy League Track and Field Recruiting

Ivy League Track and Field Recruiting Standards

Ivy League Track and Field Recruiting

DARTMOUTH COLLEGE

FACTS

Enrollment – 6,500

Setting – Bucolic

Location – Hanover, NH

Acceptance Rate – 10%

2018 US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT ACADEMIC RANKINGS:

National University Ranking – 11th

Ivy League Academic Ranking – 6th

OTHER RANKINGS:

Best Professors – 4th

Best Alumni Network – 4th

Best Career Placement – 8th

WHAT THEIR STUDENT’S ARE SAYING -  VIA THE PRINCETON REVIEW

Tucked away in bucolic New Hampshire, Dartmouth College manages to strike a nice "balance between the intimacy of a college [and] the opportunity of a university." Students feel fortunate that the administration places an "emphasis on pursuing passions, and making the college experience your own." And while Dartmouth certainly maintains a "competitive" atmosphere, students here truly appreciate that "no one really talks about their grades openly." Indeed, it's "generally understood that everyone is smart." A neuroscience major tells us that academically, "Dartmouth puts a huge focus on the undergraduate students, and I have found my professors to be available and engaging in nearly every instance. My classes are all challenging, but they are very discussion based and tend to be small, which keeps me working hard and interested in the material." And an impressed Middle Eastern studies major interjects, "I came to Dartmouth for the professors, but they were far beyond anything I could have hoped for. Not only are they great lecturers and accomplished scholars, they go out of their way to be available outside of the classroom, and to forge relationships beyond what is expected or necessary." When it comes down to it, "Dartmouth is considered to be a combination of Hogwarts and Disney World because it is known for its community and intelligent students and faculty, who also are personable and know how to have fun."

https://www.princetonreview.com/college/dartmouth-college-1023117

IVY LEAGUE AVERAGE PAST THREE-YEAR FINISH

Men’s XC – 5th, Men’s Indoor T&F – 3rd, Men’s Outdoor T&F – 5th

Women’s XC – 6th ( 2nd  in 2017!), Women’s Indoor T&F – 3rd, Women’s Outdoor T&F – 5th

 EVENT STRENGTHS/ WEAKNESSES

Men’s strengths –middle distance, hurdles, javelin

Men’s needs improvement – High Jump, Triple Jump, Discus

Men’s needs more depth – short sprints, distance

Women’s strengths – distance, mid-distance, Pole Vault

Women’s needs improvement – long sprints and long hurdles

Women’s needs more depth – Hurdles, Long Jump, Triple Jump

CURRENT TOP PERFORMERS – 2018

Ben Colello                 216’ 9” – Javelin

Benjamin Ose            7491 - Decathlon

Julia Stevenson          16:14.58 – 5000m

Cha’Mia Rothwell      13.24 – 100mH, 20’5.25” – Long Jump

DARTMOUTH COLLEGE RECRUITING STANDARDS

http://www.dartmouthsports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=11600&ATCLID=205003576

See Also - https://www.fasttrackrecruiting.com/ivy-league-blog/2018/1/18/ivy-league-track-and-field-recruiting-standards-ivy-league-recruiting


ONLINE QUESTIONAIRRE

https://questionnaires.armssoftware.com/4ea0d971688b

FACILITY VIRTUAL TOUR

https://www.youvisit.com/tour/dartmouth/80674?loc=trail1:25:1:1&pl=v&m_prompt=1

COOL ALUMS

Abbey D'Agostino is the most decorated Ivy League athlete in track and field and cross country history. She won a total of seven NCAA titles (1 – cross country; 4 – indoor track; 2 – outdoor track) in her career. In 2014, she became a professional runner for New Balance. Urban legend has Abbey’s HS PR’s somewhere around 7:00 for the Mile!

At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, she received considerable international media attention following an incident during a 5000m heat in which both she and New Zealander Nikki Hamblinfell. The two women helped each other finish the race and were allowed to compete in the final; however, D'Agostino had suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus and wasn't able to participate further. Both athletes were praised for their sportsmanship and "Olympic spirit",[4] and were subsequently awarded the Rio 2016 Fair Play Award by the International Fair Play Committee

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCVlRFWOjgE

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PROGRAM SUMMARY: 

https://www.fasttrackrecruiting.com/ivy-league-blog/2018/2/22/ivy-league-columbia-university

BROWN UNIVERSITY PROGRAM SUMMARY:

https://www.fasttrackrecruiting.com/ivy-league-blog/2018/2/15/ivy-league-track-and-field-program-summary-series-brown-univeristy

 

 

 

How Fast Does My Son/Daughter Need To Run To Get Into An Ivy?

Ivy League Track and Field Recruiting

BY: WILLY WOOD

 

 I received an e-mail this morning asking me what times/marks are needed to be recruited by an Ivy League School. If you are one of the many high school track and field/cross country athletes hoping to be recruited by an Ivy League school note below the typical recruiting standards. Not only does acceptance to an Ivy League school require an extremely strong academic background, it also demands a very accomplished athletic career. The Ivies are improving significantly and as a result, the marks they are looking for have improved significantly. Ivy League schools are significantly better athletically than most people realize. In my last season at Columbia, we were ranked sixth in the NCAA national cross country poll. Over the last 10 years, 12 Ivy League student-athletes have become NCAA Division I national champions. Most of the programs post their recruiting standards online. Generally speaking, you are going to have to be very close to me marks listed below to get serious attention from an Ivy League coach   EVENT            MEN    WOMEN   100m               10.90   12.20  200m               22.00   25.00  400m               49.00   56.50  800m               1:54     2:14  160m                4:15     5:00  3200m             9:20     11:00  110/100H          14.4    14.4  300H                38.5     44.0  LJ                     22 ' 6" 18' 6"  TJ                     47'      38'  HJ                     6' 7"    5' 6"  PV                    15'      11'9"  SP                    56'       44'  Discus              170'     140'  Javelin              190'     130'  Hammer           185'     155'

I received an e-mail this morning asking me what times/marks are needed to be recruited by an Ivy League School. If you are one of the many high school track and field/cross country athletes hoping to be recruited by an Ivy League school note below the typical recruiting standards. Not only does acceptance to an Ivy League school require an extremely strong academic background, it also demands a very accomplished athletic career. The Ivies are improving significantly and as a result, the marks they are looking for have improved significantly. Ivy League schools are significantly better athletically than most people realize. In my last season at Columbia, we were ranked sixth in the NCAA national cross country poll. Over the last 10 years, 12 Ivy League student-athletes have become NCAA Division I national champions. Most of the programs post their recruiting standards online. Generally speaking, you are going to have to be very close to me marks listed below to get serious attention from an Ivy League coach

EVENT            MEN    WOMEN

100m               10.90   12.20

200m               22.00   25.00

400m               49.00   56.50

800m               1:54     2:14

160m                4:15     5:00

3200m             9:20     11:00

110/100H          14.4    14.4

300H                38.5     44.0

LJ                     22 ' 6" 18' 6"

TJ                     47'      38'

HJ                     6' 7"    5' 6"

PV                    15'      11'9"

SP                    56'       44'

Discus              170'     140'

Javelin              190'     130'

Hammer           185'     155'

Ivy League Track and Field Program Summary Series - Columbia University

Ivy League Track and Field

Columbia University Track and Field recruiting standards

  COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY    FACTS   Enrollment – 6,000  Setting – Urban  Location – New York, NY  Acceptance Rate – 6%      2018 US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT ACADEMIC RANKINGS:    National University Ranking – 5th  Ivy League Academic Ranking – 4th      OTHER RANKINGS:   Best College Dorms – 5th  Best Value – 6th  Best College Library – 2nd      ACADEMIC ORIENTATION VIA THE PRINCETON REVIEW   Columbia University, the Ivy League's New York City office, has been around for more than 250 years, providing prestige, rigorous academics, a strong alumni network, and a multitude of opportunities to its students. As intimate spaces carved out of the larger university, Columbia College and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science throw a "vast amount of resources" at its students, with benefits that "extend from clubs to study abroad programs [to]…proximity to one of the greatest cities in the world." Columbia is "all about building intelligent [and] confident students who are ready for the workplace," and there are "many opportunities to satiate intellectual curiosity." The school's Core Curriculum ensures students leave with a breadth of knowledge, and "everyone is smart in some way."   https://www.princetonreview.com/schools/1023497/college/columbia-university       IVY LEAGUE AVERAGE PAST THREE-YEAR FINISH   Men’s XC – 7th, Men’s Indoor T&F – 6th, Men’s Outdoor T&F – 5th  Women’s XC – 4th, Women’s Indoor T&F – 3rd, Women’s Outdoor T&F – 3rd      EVENT STRENGTHS/ WEAKNESSES   Men’s strengths –middle distance, distance  Men’s weaknesses – sprints, high jump, throws, multi’s  Men’s needs more depth - jumps  Women’s strengths – distance, long sprints  Women’s weaknesses – short sprints, throws, multi’s  Women’s needs more depth – jumps      CURRENT TOP PERFORMERS – 2018   Daniel Igbokwe         50’ 11” – TJ  Josaih Langstaff         1:48.40 – 80m  Robert O’Brien          17’ ¾” – PV  Sam Ritz                     3:44.72 – 1500m  ---  Neil Crosby                10:03.28 – 3000mSC  Sarah Hardie              4:39.11 / Mile  Mayam Hassan          19’ 9” – LJ, 42’4¾ - TJ  Akua Obeng-Akrofi   23.65 – 200m, 52.75 / 400m      ONLINE RECRUITING STANDARDS    http://www.gocolumbialions.com/ViewArticle.dbml?&DB_OEM_ID=9600&ATCLID=210268000    See Also  -  https://www.fasttrackrecruiting.com/ivy-league-blog/2018/1/18/ivy-league-track-and-field-recruiting-standards-ivy-league-recruiting     ONLINE QUESTIONAIRRE   Men’s -  https://questionnaires.armssoftware.com/bbd4f43ecfa6?DB_OEM_ID=9600&_ga=2.129773704.527540138.1518716226-1727800222.1515532617   Women’s -  https://questionnaires.armssoftware.com/00d0d2e3938e?DB_OEM_ID=9600&_ga=2.187848876.527540138.1518716226-1727800222.151553261       SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION   None Posted - contact coach      COOL ALUMS    Delilah DiCresenzo  -  “Hey There” Delilah was a multiple-time qualifier to the World Championships in Cross Country and in the 3000mSC. She was the Ivy League’s first dominant woman steeplechaser earning All-American honors and setting the Ivy League record in the 3000mSC   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_m-BjrxmgI       BROWN UNIVERSITY PROGRAM SUMMARY:    https://www.fasttrackrecruiting.com/ivy-league-blog/2018/2/15/ivy-league-track-and-field-program-summary-series-brown-univeristy  .        DARTMOUTH COLLEGE PROGRAM SUMMARY:     https://www.fasttrackrecruiting.com/ivy-league-blog/2018/6/19/ivy-league-track-and-field-program-summary-series-dartmouth-college

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

FACTS

Enrollment – 6,000

Setting – Urban

Location – New York, NY

Acceptance Rate – 6%

 

2018 US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT ACADEMIC RANKINGS:

National University Ranking – 5th

Ivy League Academic Ranking – 4th

 

OTHER RANKINGS:

Best College Dorms – 5th

Best Value – 6th

Best College Library – 2nd

 

ACADEMIC ORIENTATION VIA THE PRINCETON REVIEW

Columbia University, the Ivy League's New York City office, has been around for more than 250 years, providing prestige, rigorous academics, a strong alumni network, and a multitude of opportunities to its students. As intimate spaces carved out of the larger university, Columbia College and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science throw a "vast amount of resources" at its students, with benefits that "extend from clubs to study abroad programs [to]…proximity to one of the greatest cities in the world." Columbia is "all about building intelligent [and] confident students who are ready for the workplace," and there are "many opportunities to satiate intellectual curiosity." The school's Core Curriculum ensures students leave with a breadth of knowledge, and "everyone is smart in some way."

https://www.princetonreview.com/schools/1023497/college/columbia-university

 

IVY LEAGUE AVERAGE PAST THREE-YEAR FINISH

Men’s XC – 7th, Men’s Indoor T&F – 6th, Men’s Outdoor T&F – 5th

Women’s XC – 4th, Women’s Indoor T&F – 3rd, Women’s Outdoor T&F – 3rd

 

EVENT STRENGTHS/ WEAKNESSES

Men’s strengths –middle distance, distance

Men’s weaknesses – sprints, high jump, throws, multi’s

Men’s needs more depth - jumps

Women’s strengths – distance, long sprints

Women’s weaknesses – short sprints, throws, multi’s

Women’s needs more depth – jumps

 

CURRENT TOP PERFORMERS – 2018

Daniel Igbokwe         50’ 11” – TJ

Josaih Langstaff         1:48.40 – 80m

Robert O’Brien          17’ ¾” – PV

Sam Ritz                     3:44.72 – 1500m

---

Neil Crosby                10:03.28 – 3000mSC

Sarah Hardie              4:39.11 / Mile

Mayam Hassan          19’ 9” – LJ, 42’4¾ - TJ

Akua Obeng-Akrofi   23.65 – 200m, 52.75 / 400m

 

ONLINE RECRUITING STANDARDS

http://www.gocolumbialions.com/ViewArticle.dbml?&DB_OEM_ID=9600&ATCLID=210268000

See Also - https://www.fasttrackrecruiting.com/ivy-league-blog/2018/1/18/ivy-league-track-and-field-recruiting-standards-ivy-league-recruiting


ONLINE QUESTIONAIRRE

Men’s - https://questionnaires.armssoftware.com/bbd4f43ecfa6?DB_OEM_ID=9600&_ga=2.129773704.527540138.1518716226-1727800222.1515532617

Women’s - https://questionnaires.armssoftware.com/00d0d2e3938e?DB_OEM_ID=9600&_ga=2.187848876.527540138.1518716226-1727800222.151553261

 

SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION

None Posted - contact coach

 

COOL ALUMS

Delilah DiCresenzo -  “Hey There” Delilah was a multiple-time qualifier to the World Championships in Cross Country and in the 3000mSC. She was the Ivy League’s first dominant woman steeplechaser earning All-American honors and setting the Ivy League record in the 3000mSC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_m-BjrxmgI

 

BROWN UNIVERSITY PROGRAM SUMMARY:

https://www.fasttrackrecruiting.com/ivy-league-blog/2018/2/15/ivy-league-track-and-field-program-summary-series-brown-univeristy .  

 

DARTMOUTH COLLEGE PROGRAM SUMMARY:

https://www.fasttrackrecruiting.com/ivy-league-blog/2018/6/19/ivy-league-track-and-field-program-summary-series-dartmouth-college

Ivy League Track and Field Program Summary Series - Brown University

Ivy League Track and Field

Brown University Track and Field RECRUITING STANDARDS

  BROWN UNIVERSITY    FACTS   Enrollment – 9,500  Setting – City  Location – Providence, RI  Acceptance Rate – 8%      US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT ACADEMIC RANKINGS:    National University Ranking – 14th  Ivy League Ranking – 7th  Quality of Undergraduate Teaching – 3rd  Best Value – 14th      ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENT   "Interdisciplinary-focused Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island is dedicated to undergraduate freedom, meaning students must take responsibility for designing their own courses of study via the Open Curriculum. Students sing the praises of the academic flexibility at this Ivy League institution and the accompanying emphasis on social action. "We would not be...strong students and teachers without a proper system in place to encourage that," says one undergrad. Those who roam these hallowed halls are "constantly questioning what could make the world and our school a better place." Every person "has their own interests and pursues it without any push from others," which is why Brown can be a "very intense" place to go to school—not because students are competing academically with each other, but "because there are so many people doing so much and fighting so hard for it."   https://www.princetonreview.com/schools/1023917/college/brown-university       IVY LEAGUE AVERAGE PAST THREE-YEAR FINISH   Men’s XC – 7th, Men’s Indoor T&F – 6th, Men’s Outdoor T&F – 5th  Women’s XC – 4th, Women’s Indoor T&F – 6th, Women’s Outdoor T&F – 6th      EVENT STRENGTHS/ WEAKNESSES   Men’s strengths – sprints, middle distance, shot put  Men’s weaknesses – pole vault, hurdles, discus  Men’s needs improvement - xc  Women’s strengths – high jump, long jump, triple jump  Women’s weaknesses – hurdles, pole vault  Women’s needs improvement – middle distance      CURRENT TOP PERFORMERS – INDOOR 2018   Martin Martinez        3:59.38 / Mile --- 7:59.63 / 3000m  Zachary Lanigan      1:49.66 / 800m  Jason Kattz              24’ 4 ¾” / LJ--- 50’ / TJ  Carly Paul                 5’ 10” / HJ --- 19’9 ¾” / LJ  Zion Lewis                7.48 / 60m --- 40’8 ¼” / TJ      BROWN TRACK AND FIELD RECRUITING STANDARDS   None posted  See -  https://www.fasttrackrecruiting.com/ivy-league-blog/2018/1/18/ivy-league-track-and-field-recruiting-standards-ivy-league-recruiting     ONLINE QUESTIONAIRRE    https://questionnaire.acsathletics.com/Questionnaire/Questionnaire.aspx?q=2323&s=2480&o=115       SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS   Twitter -  https://twitter.com/BrownTrack   Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/browntfxc/      SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION    http://completetrackandfield.com/clinic/       COOL ALUMS    Daveed Diggs  (A.B. 2004) – 110HH / Actor, Tony Award-winning originator of the roles of Thomas Jefferson and Marquis de Lafayette in the Pulitzer-Prize winning 2015 musical   Hamilton . #2 All-Time 110HH at Brown       IVY LEAGUE RECRUITING INFORMATION   -     https://www.fasttrackrecruiting.com/inside-the-huddle/2017/10/24/are-you-a-good-fit-for-an-ivy-program

BROWN UNIVERSITY

FACTS

Enrollment – 9,500

Setting – City

Location – Providence, RI

Acceptance Rate – 8%

 

US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT ACADEMIC RANKINGS:

National University Ranking – 14th

Ivy League Ranking – 7th

Quality of Undergraduate Teaching – 3rd

Best Value – 14th

 

ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENT

"Interdisciplinary-focused Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island is dedicated to undergraduate freedom, meaning students must take responsibility for designing their own courses of study via the Open Curriculum. Students sing the praises of the academic flexibility at this Ivy League institution and the accompanying emphasis on social action. "We would not be...strong students and teachers without a proper system in place to encourage that," says one undergrad. Those who roam these hallowed halls are "constantly questioning what could make the world and our school a better place." Every person "has their own interests and pursues it without any push from others," which is why Brown can be a "very intense" place to go to school—not because students are competing academically with each other, but "because there are so many people doing so much and fighting so hard for it."

https://www.princetonreview.com/schools/1023917/college/brown-university

 

IVY LEAGUE AVERAGE PAST THREE-YEAR FINISH

Men’s XC – 7th, Men’s Indoor T&F – 6th, Men’s Outdoor T&F – 5th

Women’s XC – 4th, Women’s Indoor T&F – 6th, Women’s Outdoor T&F – 6th

 

EVENT STRENGTHS/ WEAKNESSES

Men’s strengths – sprints, middle distance, shot put

Men’s weaknesses – pole vault, hurdles, discus

Men’s needs improvement - xc

Women’s strengths – high jump, long jump, triple jump

Women’s weaknesses – hurdles, pole vault

Women’s needs improvement – middle distance

 

CURRENT TOP PERFORMERS – INDOOR 2018

Martin Martinez        3:59.38 / Mile --- 7:59.63 / 3000m

Zachary Lanigan      1:49.66 / 800m

Jason Kattz              24’ 4 ¾” / LJ--- 50’ / TJ

Carly Paul                 5’ 10” / HJ --- 19’9 ¾” / LJ

Zion Lewis                7.48 / 60m --- 40’8 ¼” / TJ

 

BROWN TRACK AND FIELD RECRUITING STANDARDS

None posted

See - https://www.fasttrackrecruiting.com/ivy-league-blog/2018/1/18/ivy-league-track-and-field-recruiting-standards-ivy-league-recruiting


ONLINE QUESTIONAIRRE

https://questionnaire.acsathletics.com/Questionnaire/Questionnaire.aspx?q=2323&s=2480&o=115

 

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

Twitter - https://twitter.com/BrownTrack

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/browntfxc/

 

SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION

http://completetrackandfield.com/clinic/

 

COOL ALUMS

Daveed Diggs (A.B. 2004) – 110HH / Actor, Tony Award-winning originator of the roles of Thomas Jefferson and Marquis de Lafayette in the Pulitzer-Prize winning 2015 musical Hamilton. #2 All-Time 110HH at Brown

 

IVY LEAGUE RECRUITING INFORMATION - https://www.fasttrackrecruiting.com/inside-the-huddle/2017/10/24/are-you-a-good-fit-for-an-ivy-program

Ivy League Track and Field Recruiting Standards - Ivy League Recruiting

Ivy League Recruiting

College Track and Field Recruiting

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By Willy Wood

If you are one of the many high school track and field / cross country athletes hoping to be recruited by an Ivy League school note below the typical recruiting standards. Not only does acceptance to an Ivy League school require an extremely strong academic background, it also demands a very accomplished athletic career. The Ivies are improving significantly and as a result the marks they are looking for have improved significantly. Ivy League schools are significantly better athletically than most people realize. In my last season at Columbia, we were ranked sixth in the NCAA national cross country poll. Over the last 10 years, 12 Ivy League student-athletes have become NCAA Division I national champions. Most of the programs post their recruiting standards online. Generally speaking, you are going to have to be very close to me marks listed below to get serious attention from an Ivy League coach

EVENT            MEN    WOMEN

100m               10.90   12.20

200m               22.00   25.00

400m               49.00   56.50

800m               1:54     2:14

160m               4:15     5:00

3200m             9:20     11:00

110/100H          14.4    14.4

300H                38.5     44.0

LJ                     22 ' 6" 18' 6"

TJ                     47'      38'

HJ                     6' 7"    5' 6"

PV                    15'      11'9"

SP                    56'       44'

Discus              170'     140'

Javelin              190'     130'

Hammer           185'     155'

Prospective Athlete Information - Ivy League Recruiting

Ivy League Recruiting

College Track and Field Recruiting

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The Ivy League has a page dedicated to the recruiting process for prospective student-athletes interested in attending a member institution. Although the site avoids providing specific admission's related numbers, it does give a phenomenal overview of the recruiting process in general and the specific nuances related to the Ivy League.  

"Ivy League schools share a tradition of academic excellence and broad-based, successful NCAA Division I athletics. The Ivy League annually finishes among the top Division I athletics conferences in national competitive rankings, and Ivy League student-athletes earn the country’s best records in the NCAA Academic Performance Ratings, operating under the Ivy League model of athletics as a significant educational component of the student's undergraduate experience. Ivy student-athletes grow from their athletics experiences to become national and community leaders across the spectrum of 21st century life in business and technology, education and philanthropy, law and government, medicine and research, and professional sports and entertainment

As you pursue opportunities to study and compete in intercollegiate athletics, please keep in mind the following admissions and financial aid policies common to all Ivy League schools."

http://www.ivyleaguesports.com/sports/2017/7/28/information-psa-index.aspx

Ivy League Track and Field Recruiting

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COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD RECRUITING

IVY LEAGUE ATHLETIC RECRUITING

by Willy Wood

Each year, Ivy League coaches use approximately 250 admission's spots on track and field/cross country recruits. Typically the divide between men's and women's programs is fairly equitable, leaving approximately 125 spots for each gender. Here is a list of factors to consider if you are hoping to compete and attend an Ivy.

 

1. START EARLY

 

Based on my 20 years as the head coach at Columbia University and recent conversations with many current Ivy League coaches, I estimate that approximately 75-80% of recruits apply with early decision. As a result, it is imperative that you get an early start on the recruiting process. Because of recent NCAA contact rule changes, coaches are now able to start calling you on September 1 of your junior year. Therefore, it is imperative that you ensure that you are on coach's radars prior to the start of your junior year.

 

2. DON'T BE DISCOURAGED

 

The idea of pursuing an Ivy can be somewhat intimidating due to impossibly low admission acceptance rates and the total cost of education. However, both areas of concern may be surprisingly less of a factor than you initially imagine.

It is not impossible to get into an Ivy League school: I cannot tell you how many recruits and future matriculants were told by their high school guidance counselors that they had no chance of being accepted and were discouraged to apply.

A great majority of outsiders grossly underestimate the value of athletics in the admission's process. If you are a great athlete, you will be able to overcome many perceived academic deficiencies. There are student-athletes being admitted to Ivy League schools who score in the 1100s on the SAT and 25 on the ACT.

Ivy League Schools can be affordable: It is possible that an Ivy can be among your cheaper financial options. When Harvard, Princeton and Yale changed how they calculate their financial aid awards a few years ago, Ivy League schools became very affordable for many prospects. Quite often while I was at Columbia, we would be among the cheaper options for many of our recruits. Most, if not all of the schools have financial aid online calculators that will give you an early indication of the cost of attendance. Do not be discouraged by the initial price tag. Approximately 60-percent of students attending an Ivy League school receive financial aid. On average, those students receive over $45,000 in grant money.

 

3. DETERMINE IF YOU ARE A GOOD FIT ACADEMICALLY

 

Ivy League schools are significantly better athletically than most people realize. In my last season at Columbia, we were ranked sixth in the NCAA national cross country poll. Over the last 10 years, 12 Ivy League student-athletes have become NCAA Division I national champions. Most of the programs post their recruiting standards online. Generally speaking, you are going to have to be very close to me marks listed below to get serious attention from an Ivy League coach.

If you are an athlete at or just below the standards listed below, you are going to have to be a very, very strong student.

EVENT MEASUREMENT ESTIMATES: BOYS/GIRLS

  • 100: 10.90 12.20
  • 200: 22.00 25.00
  • 400: 49.00 56.50
  • 800: 1:54 2:14
  • 1600: 4:15 5:00
  • 3200: 9:20 11:00
  • 110/100H: 14.4 14.4
  • 300H: 38.5 44.0
  • LJ: 22 ' 6" 18' 6"
  • TJ: 47' 38'
  • HJ: 6' 7" 5' 6"
  • PV: 15' 11'9"
  • SP: 56' 44'
  • Dis: 170' 140'
  • Jav: 190' 130'
  • Hammer: 185' 155'4.

RESEARCH SCHOOLS -- HOW THEY USE THEIR SPOTS 

The Ivy League office determines the overall number of admissions spots that may be used by an athletic department. Each individual athletics program may determine how to distribute those spots. As a result, there is a great disparity amongst individual programs. If you are set on applying to an Ivy, do your research to determine how each program uses their slots. For example, when I was at Columbia our men used primarily all of our admissions spots on the middle distance and distance events while our women distributed our slots between the sprints, jumps, hurdles and distance events fairly evenly.


In addition, each program is allotted a different number of recruits and how they are able to support each year. I would suggest looking at past recruit class announcements to get a general idea of how many spots they may have.

APPLY EARLY

Typically, the early decision deadline is November 1. To significantly enhance your chances of getting a spot from the coach and ultimately gain admittance, you should apply early. To be ready to apply early, you should take your official visit in September and October. After your official visits are concluded and you have identified your top choice, you should verbally commit to one of the schools and ask for a 'Likely Letter.'

WHAT IS A 'LIKELY LETTER'

The Ivy League does not use the NCAA National Letter of Intent program. Instead, they have what is called a 'Likely Letter.' The Likely Letter is the Ivy League's answer to the NLI and brings some certainty to the recruiting process. Likely Letters are provided to recruited student-athletes before official notification from the admissions office arrives. Typically, to receive a Likely Letter you will have to verbally commit to the coach, submit your application for approval from the admissions office and have completed an early financial aid estimate to ensure affordability. The Likely Letter gives you the assurance that the school will grant you acceptance when the letters are sent out.

WHAT IF I DECIDE THE IVY'S ARE NOT FOR ME OR I AM NOT OFFERED

If you find yourself just outside of the Ivy League recruiting standards or did not find a good fit for you and still want to attend a top-tier academic institution, you still have options. I would suggest looking at schools such as The University of Chicago, MIT, John's Hopkins, Washington University, Emory, Tufts, Williams, Swarthmore, Amherst, Middlebury, RPI and NYU.

Each of these schools is among the top-ranked academic schools in the country and have had very successful track and field and cross country programs. Typically, their recruiting process mirrors that of the Ivy League.

A COUPLE COMMON SENSE DO'S & DON'TS

DON'T oversell yourself as a student. It is imperative that you express to the coaches or with whom you are speaking how important the athletic piece is to you. Coaches are going to want to have confidence in your drive and motivation to succeed athletically. Furthermore, never express to a coach how stressed you are because of your high school class load. My initial thought was always, "how will they ever survive the rigors of our academic and athletic demands if high school is overwhelming them."


DO stay the course if an Ivy League school is what you want. A coach's priority list will change significantly throughout the course of the fall as recruits start saying no, decide they cannot afford the school or are deemed inadmissible by the admissions office.


DON'T get a "C"! Remember, your admission's process will differ slightly from that of a non-supported applicant. As an athlete, they will look for reasons to take you as opposed to reasons not to. Getting a "C" on your transcript makes it significantly more difficult for a coach to help you.


DO make every attempt to visit each school that you are interested in and to meet with one of the coaches. Meeting with a coach allows you the opportunity to sell yourself. If you are a borderline recruit, it is imperative that you become more than your PR and SAT score. 

In summary, recruiting within the Ivy League is an intense business. The Ivies are top academic institutions that take their athletics very seriously. Because there are so few admissions spots to go around, Ivy coaches will compete very hard for the same athletes. If you are a top-tier athlete coaches will push you for an early decision commitment. If you are a borderline recruit you will need a plan of attack to obtain one of the precious 250 available spots.

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