Harvard track and field competed at the Crimson(Gil Talbot)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard University track and field team hosted the Crimson Elite meet, the final home event of the indoor season, welcoming 12 teams from around the country to Gordon Indoor Track. Harvard's men's team finished second overall with 62 points, while the women's team placed sixth with 28 points.
In track events, freshman Will Battershill won the men's mile, finishing in 4:18.57 in his indoor debut.
Sophomore Gabby Thomas finished third in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.44 seconds. Jade Miller took eighth place in the 60-meter hurdles final, finishing in 8.55 seconds, her best time of the season.
Junior Jay Hebert placed third in the 60-meter hurdles final, finishing in 8.07 seconds. In the men's 400-meter dash, freshman Jacob McLennan (3rd, 49.73) ran his best time in the event at Harvard, while senior James Heckendorn (4th, 49.86) had a strong showing in his first time competing in the event this season.
In field events, senior Nikki Owkelogu took the top spot in women's shotput with a throw of 16.08 meters on her second attempt. Okwelogu placed seventh in the weight throw with a 16.29 effort. In On the men's side, senior Julian Nunally placed third with a throw of 16.43 meters.
Freshman Simi Fajemisin continued a string of impressive efforts in the long jump, recording the fourth-best effort in school history (5th, 5.90 meters), and her best jump of the year. Freshman Zoe Hughes also set a personal mark in the event, finishing sixth with a jump of 5.85 meters.
In the men's pole vault, sophomore Ian West placed second, clearing 4.95 meters. In the high jump, freshman Donagh Mahon won the event by clearing 1.94 meters. On the women's side, senior Raegan Nizdil placed seventh, clearing 1.65 meters.
Sophomore Nicole Tenchard set a new personal mark in the pole vault, clearing 3.80 meters to finish third in the event.
Harvard's 18 seniors were honored after the meet as the Crimson competed at Gordon Indoor Track for the last time this season.
The Crimson will send select student-athletes to the Scarlet and White Invitational at Boston University tomorrow afternoon.