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2014-15 Harvard Track and Field News

  • Track and Field, Cross Country Announce Class of 2019
    August 06, 2015
    The Harvard track and field team has announced the addition of 28 newcomers, 16 men and 12 women, to join the roster as the Class of 2019. Below is a breakdown of each of the incoming student-athletes.
  • Renfer, Gillespie Compete at European Championships
    July 25, 2015
    Earlier this month, a pair of Harvard women’s track and field members, Molly Renfer ’15 and Kathryn Gillespie ’19 competed in the European Under 23 and 20 Championships, respectively.
  • Ridgway Joins Track and Field Staff as Throws Coach
    July 24, 2015
    Jason Saretsky, The William W. “Bill” McCurdy Director of Track and Field/Cross Country, has announced the hiring of John Ridgway, a collegiate coach for over a decade and a former Division I student-athlete, as the throws coach for the Crimson.
  • Incoming Track and Field Freshman Dietz Set to Compete for U.S. at Pan Am Junior Championships
    July 24, 2015
    Erin Dietz, an incoming freshman on the Harvard women’s track and field team, has earned a spot on the U.S. squad set to compete at the Pan American Junior Championships in Edmonton, Canada from July 31 – August 2.
  • Written Senior Perspectives: Benjamin Glauser
    July 22, 2015
    I have spent the last four years competing in the throwing events for the varsity track & field team. Through success, setbacks, disappointments, and learning how to respond, I have had the privilege to grow and learn from my teammates and coaches. To reflect on a single meet or performance would ignore others of equal value, thus I want to focus on several large takeaways from my education through athletics.
  • Track and Field Recognized Among Top Academic Teams in the Nation
    July 20, 2015
    On Friday, July 17, the USTFCCCA recognized the individual and team academic awards for the 2014-15 season with the Harvard men’s and women’s teams earning some of the top marks across the nation. Both teams were honored as Division I All-Academic, while 14 females and one male were named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic team.
  • Written Senior Perspective: Danielle Barbian
    July 17, 2015
    An average sprinter from a small town in Wisconsin, I came into Harvard just feeling truly lucky to be a part of a Division I program. Freshman year I was awestruck by how much talent I was surrounded by and that feeling hasn’t faded. This team has surrounded me with the fastest, strongest and most extraordinary women who have helped me learn and grow on and off the track. These women have taught me what hard work and determination truly mean, have pushed me to my limits and have helped me realize things that I never thought possible.
  • Written Senior Perspectives: Will Geiken
    July 15, 2015
    I remember laughing to myself when I received a form in the mail from Harvard track and field requesting athletic and academic information. “Hello Harvard” definitely crossed my mind. I knew the school only by its academic reputation, and I hadn’t really considered the Ivy League when looking at schools to run for. Fortunately, my dad told me to be open to everything and I sent the return form. Six months later I flew out to visit and was sold well before the weekend had ended.
  • Former Harvard Record-Holders to Represent Jamaica, Haiti in 2015 Pan Am Games
    July 13, 2015
    Former Harvard track and field standout Natalie “Nicky” Grant ’02 will represent Jamaica at the 2015 Pan Am Games, which are being held July 10-26 in Toronto. The native of Homestead, Florida will lead the Jamaican track and field team, participating at Toronto’s CIBC Pan Am / Parapan Am Athletics Stadium.
  • Written Senior Perspectives: Whitney Thornburg
    July 02, 2015
    Senior year has certainly been the highpoint of my athletic career. With training and racing going better than ever, this year has been full of new lifetime best performances on the track and trail. Though I love the simple pleasure of running fast, the true joy and satisfaction comes from the memories and experiences I have built with my teammates.
  • Harvard-Yale Track and Field Victorious Against Oxford-Cambridge at 45th HYOC Meet
    June 29, 2015
    Harvard track and field’s two-week European trip came to a victorious ending Monday, June 29 with the combined men’s and women’s teams from Harvard and Yale downing the English pairing of Oxford and Cambridge in the 45th HYOC Meet at Iffley Road track in Oxford, England. The Harvard-Yale men’s squad posted a 13-7 victory, while the women controlled the meet from start to finish, winning 17-2. Scoring was based on individual event wins, with the victor in each event earning his or her team a point.
  • Vote For The Top Moment of 2014-15
    June 29, 2015
    For the second straight year, GoCrimson.com will be matching up the top moments from the 2014-15 academic year in a bracket style tournament to determine what was the top moment of the year. From national championships to game-winner heroics, the Crimson enjoyed an exhilarating year from beginning to end, and now it's your turn to get in the game!
  • Ivy League Recognizes 2015 Spring All-Academic Team
    June 23, 2015
    The Ivy League has announced the names of 80 student-athletes – including 10 from Harvard – who have been named to the spring 2015 Academic All-Ivy League team.
  • Written Senior Perspective: Molly Refner
    June 22, 2015
    Making the move to the U.S. was a big step for me as an international student. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, and I found myself nervous, but also excited about what was to come. In high school I trained alone and never had the chance to train with a team.
  • Track and Field European Blog Concludes with HYOC Meet Day Recap
    June 19, 2015
    The Harvard track and field team embarked on its trip to Ireland and England this week, touring the two countries and also competing in a pair of international meets. The Crimson will first take on the University of Limerick and the Irish Select Team Saturday, June 20, before heading to Oxford, England for the historic Harvard-Yale versus Oxford-Cambridge meet Monday, June 29. The meet will be the 45th in track and field’s oldest international series that dates back to 1899.
  • USTFCCCA Recognizes Miller and Franklin as All-Americans
    June 16, 2015
    The USTFCCCA recognized its 2015 outdoor season All-Americans this week, with sophomore Jade Miller being named first team All-America and junior Autumne Franklin garnering second team honors, both in the 400 meter hurdles. Throwers Hannah Mayer and Nikki Okwelogu were recognized as honorable mention for competing at the NCAA Championships.
  • Miller Captures First Team All-America Honors
    June 13, 2015
    Sophomore Jade Miller put the finishing touches on a stellar sophomore campaign with first team All-America honors in the 400 meter hurdles on day four of the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
  • Miller Advances to 400 Meter Hurdle Finals at NCAA Track and Field Championships
    June 11, 2015
    Sophomore Jade Miller advanced to the finals on Saturday in the 400 meter hurdles at the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a top-eight qualifying time in the semifinals. Miller was one of four Harvard student-athletes in action Thursday at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.
  • Four Women’s Track and Field Competitors Prepped for 2015 NCAA Outdoor Championships
    June 09, 2015
    The 2015 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships are set for Wednesday, June 10 through Saturday, June 13 at the University of Oregon’s historic Hayward Field in Eugene. Four members of the Harvard women’s track and field squad, Nikki Okwelogu (shot put), Hannah Mayer (javelin), Autumne Franklin (400 meter hurdles) and Jade Miller (400 meter hurdles), will be in action Thursday, June 11.
  • Okwelogu, Saretsky Honored with USTFCCCA Regional Awards
    June 08, 2015
    On Monday, June 8, the USTFCCCA announced the 2015 Outdoor Track and Field Regional Athletes and Coaches of the Year for NCAA Division I with sophomore thrower Nikki Okwelogu garnering Northeast Field Athlete of the Year accolades, while Jason Saretsky was named the Northeast’s Coach of the Year.
  • Renfer Sets New School Record in 1,500 Meter at New Balance Twilight
    June 07, 2015
    Competing at the third event in the New Balance Boston Twilight Series, senior Molly Renfer set a new school record in the 1,500 meter race Saturday night.
  • Ten Senior Student-Athletes Honored with Phi Beta Kappa Induction
    June 01, 2015
    The Phi Beta Kappa honor society completed its final inductions just before graduation last week, inducting six Harvard student-athletes as Final Seniors. The six new inductees join the Alpha Chapter of Massachusetts, along with the two Senior 48 and two Junior 24 selections to give the Class of 2015 a total of 10 student-athletes inducted into the prestigious organization.
  • Women’s 4x400 Relay Squad Smashes Ivy League Record on Final Day of NCAA Track and Field East Prelim
    May 30, 2015
    The NCAA Track and Field East Preliminary Meet came to a conclusion Saturday night in Jacksonville, Florida with four Harvard individuals and one relay team in action. The 4x400 relay squad blazed its way to a new program and Ivy League record with a time of 3:33.76.
  • Miller, Franklin Hurdle Their Way Into the NCAA Championship Friday at East Prelim
    May 29, 2015
    For the second consecutive day at the 2015 NCAA Track and Field East Prelim Meet, a pair of Crimson garnered spots in the NCAA Championship. Jade Miller and Autumne Franklin are headed to Eugene, Oregon with qualifying times in the 400 meter hurdles.­
  • Mayer, Okwelogu Earn Spots at the NCAA Championship with Qualifying Performances at East Prelim
    May 28, 2015
    On the opening day of competition at the 2015 NCAA East Preliminary Track and Field Meet, the first two Harvard student-athletes in action, Hannah Mayer and Nikki Okwelogu, punched their tickets to the NCAA Division I Championships in Eugene, Oregon June 10-13.
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