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Ivy League Track and Field Recruiting - Program Series, Harvard

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.

PRINCETON REVIEW SUMMARY CLICK HERE

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

 

HARVARD TRACK AND  FIELD RECRUITING STANDARDS  (CLICK HERE)

FAST TRACK RECRUITING – IVY LEAGUE TRACK AND FIELD RECRUITING STANDARDS – (CLICK HERE)


ONLINE QUESTIONNAIRE
(CLICK HERE)

FACILITIES

Outdoor Track Facility (CLICK HERE)

Indoor Track Facility (CLICK HERE)

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.

 JASON SARETSKY BIO (CLICK HERE)

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK BELOW

BROWN UNIVERSITY TRACK AND FIELD RECRUITING

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY TRACK AND FIELD RECRUITING

CORNELL UNIVERSITY TRACK AND FIELD RECRUITING

DARTMOUTH COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD RECRUITING

Ivy League Track and Field Recruiting Standards

Track and Field 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 Track and Field Program Summary Series - Dartmouth College

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?

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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'

Prospective Athlete Information - Ivy League 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