Danielle Barbian and the Crimson compete Sunday at the Dartmouth Relays (Tim O'Dowd).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard's indoor track and field team will compete for the first time in 2015, heading to Hanover, New Hampshire for the Dartmouth Relays on Sunday, Jan. 11. The Crimson will be taking the track for just the second time during the 2014-15 campaign, having opened the season at the BU Season Opener meet on December 6.
Hosted at Dartmouth's Leverone Field House, the collegiate running portion of the Dartmouth Relays commences Sunday morning at 11 a.m. with the men's 60 meter hurdle trials. The field events are slated to start one hour earlier at 10 a.m. with the men's and women's shot put leading the way.
Ivy League foes Harvard and Dartmouth will also go up against competitors from UMass Lowell, Southern Connecticut, Keene State and Springfield.
The Crimson produced a strong showing in its season-opening meet a little over one month ago at the BU Season Opener. Two school records were broken, while Harvard captured three individual wins and a relay title.
In both the men's and women's 300 meter dash, the Crimson set new program records. On the women's side, junior Autumne Franklin recorded a blistering 38.99 time to set the new standard, while sophomore Jade Miller had the second fastest time in program history at 39.21. In the men's race, Harvard swept the top three times, resetting the top three best times in that event in program history. Freshman Matt Hurst led the way with a time of 35.16, while classmates Andrew Bolze (35.28) and Alexander Moore (35.32) followed close behind.
Franklin also earned top honors in the 60 meter hurdles, posting a speedy time of 8.81. The 4x400 relay squad brought home Harvard's fourth win that day, as Miller, Madison Hanson, Allison Morrison and Gabrielle Scott outpaced Boston College's top quartet by just under two seconds.
Following the Dartmouth Relays, the Crimson will return home to host a pair of meets at the Gordon Track next weekend. The Harvard Multi Meet will go off on Friday, Jan. 16 with the Beantown Challenge to follow on Saturday, Jan. 17.