Track and Field Wraps NCAA Championships

Photo courtesy of Matt Houde
Photo courtesy of Matt Houde

EUGENE, Ore. – Harvard track and field completed an outstanding season at the NCAA Championships Saturday at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon.

Freshman Efe Uwaifo hopped a distance of 15.24m (50-0) Saturday afternoon. The rookie finished No. 24 overall in the country.  

Sophomore Tom Purnell clocked a time of 14:14.07 in the 5K Friday night to place 20th overall.

Wednesday, five Harvard athletes competed, as sophomore Autumne Franklin just missed qualifying for the finals with a time of 57.48 in the 400m hurdles, finishing 10th overall. Freshman Jade Miller was not far behind (57.91), placing fourth in her heat and 12th of 24 runners.

Junior Erika Veidis placed fifth in her heat, 16th overall in the 800m run, stopping the clock at 2:06.03.

Senior James Leakos competed in the 10K. After breaking the Harvard school record in the javelin at the NCAA East Preliminaries, senior Hannah Mayer missed on three attempts.