Indoor Track and Field Gears for 2015 IC4A Championships

Photo courtesy of Matt Houde
Photo courtesy of Matt Houde

Thomas Purnell will compete at the IC4A Championships this weekend (Mott Houde).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The final  meet of the indoor track and field season for Harvard gets underway Friday, as 58 men's teams will descend on Boston University's Track and Tennis Center for the 2015 IC4A Track Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Coming off the exceptional performance at the 2015 Ivy League Heptagonal Indoor Track and Field Championship that saw the Harvard women win its third straight conference title and the men take fifth, Harvard has elected to send just one representative to the IC4A Championships. Thomas Purnell will compete in a distance event at the meet. will provide live results of the meet.


The Crimson women are coming off the high of winning their third consecutive Ivy League Heptagonal Indoor Track and Field Championship last weekend at Gordon Track. Led by Danielle Barbian, the Track Performer of the Meet, and Nikki Okwelogu, the Field Performer of the meet, Harvard racked up a program-best 125 points to win the meet on its home track. Barbian (60M and 200m) and Okwelogu (shot put) were joined on the All-Ivy League first team by Autumne Franklin (60M hurdles), and the members of the 4x800 relay team, Paige Kouba, Molly Renfer, Erika Veidis and Gabrielle Scott.

Harvard's men collected 64.5 points at Heps to take fifth. A trio of Crimson earned first team All-Ivy League recognition for the victorious performances. Malcolm Johnson won the 60 meter dash, Harris captured the hurdles event at the same distance and Efe Uwaifo took top honors in the triple jump.

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Behind senior James Leakos' victory in the 3,000 meter run, Harvard's men captured ninth out of 41 teams at last season's IC4A Championships. Leakos was joined on the podium by current junior Thomas Purnell who took sixth in the event. In the field events, Ben Glauser had a strong performance, finishing second in the weight throw, while hurdler Jarvis Harris clocked in fifth in the 60 meter event.

On the women's side, Adabelle Ekechukwu '14 posted a winning toss of 19.51 meters in the weight throw to lead Harvard to a 31st-place finish.