CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – With the 2014-15 indoor track and field season in full swing, Harvard is set to host its first two home meets this weekend. Gordon Track will serve as the host of both meets with the Harvard Multi Meet beginning Friday, Jan. 16 at 11 a.m. and the Beantown Challenge getting going at the same time Saturday, Jan. 17.
Live results for both meets can be found HERE.
The Harvard Multi Meet will feature a women's pentathlon competition and a men's heptathlon. Women's competition kicks off at 11 a.m. with the 60 meter hurdles and continues with the high jump, shot put and long jump before concluding with the 800 meter race. The men's events will be spread over two days, with the 60 meter dash, long jump, shot put and high jump being completed on Friday. Competitors will wrap up competition Saturday with the 60 meter hurdles, pole vault and 1,000 meter race.
Schools represented in the women's pentathlon include: Adelphi, Boston University, Harvard, Merrimack, Northeastern, Sacred Heart and UMass Amherst. The men's heptathlon will feature competitors from: Boston University, Harvard, Merrimack, Northeastern, Sacred Heart, UMass Amherst and Vermont.
On Saturday, Cornell, Army, Brown, Harvard, Northeastern, and UMass Amherst will take to Gordon Track in the Beantown Challenge. Field events get underway at 11 a.m. with the women's pole vault and the running events will commence at 12:30 p.m. with the 60 meter hurdles preliminaries. Events will run on a continuous basis through the afternoon before concluding with the awards ceremony at 4:55 p.m.
In 2014, the Harvard women won their fourth straight Beantown Challenge (previously called Battle of Beantown), while the men captured second.
Both squads are coming off fourth-place showings last Sunday at the Dartmouth Relays, with the Crimson men winning three events, while the women posted four top-three showings. Nikki Okwelogu highlighted the women's success, setting a new school record of 15.33 meters in the shot put.