Track and Field Records Fall at Crimson Elite Meet

Track and Field Records Fall at Crimson Elite Meet

Okwelogu, Barbian and Harris take down Harvard records at the Crimson Elite Meet.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard track and field team saw three program and two Ivy League records fall as the Crimson completed the Crimson Elite Meet Friday evening at the Gordon Indoor Track.

Sophomore Nikki Okwelogu set a new Ancient Eight record in the shot put with a toss of 16.39m (53-09.25) to win the event by nearly three meters. Senior Danielle Barbian also saw her previous League 60-meter dash record fall, clocking a time of 7.41 in the finals to win the event by 0.12 of a second.

Senior captain Jarvis Harris broke his own school record with a 7.96 time in the 60-meter hurdles. Harris took second in the event to Bilal Abdullah of Kennesaw (7.87).

The Crimson grabbed wins in both high jump events, as sophomore Raegan Nizdil hopped 1.70m (5-07.00) and junior Spencer Lemons posted a jump of 2.04m (6-08.25). The jump for Lemons was the best of his career.

Autumne Franklin registered her fastest time of the season to rank third in the 60-meter hurdles (8.54).

In the weight throw, Josh Whitener put up a season-best throw of 18.60m (61-00.25) to take third place. Taylor DuPont also finished third in the weight throw with a distance of 16.86m (55-03.75).

Rookie Tomoya Hasegawa (23.10) finished second in the 200 meter run, just ahead of teammate David Fan (23.15). In the 60-meter dash, freshman Malcolm Johnson clocked a time of 6.87 to rank third.

Freshman Fiona Davis crossed the finish line in 5:13.58 to rank second in the mile. Senior Gabrielle Scott ranked third in the 400-meter run with a time of 56.30.

In the pole vault, sophomore Andrew Roney posted a height of 4.50m (14-09.00) to rank third, and freshman Matthew Miller registered the same mark for a third-place finish.

The Crimson will be back in action tomorrow for the Scarlet and White Meet at Boston University.