Victorious Track and Field Extends Win Streak Over Yale Saturday

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard track and field continued its dominance over Yale Saturday, as the women captured their eighth-straight win over the Elis by a score of 89.5-66.5. Meanwhile, the men extended their win streak to five over its archrival on a very windy day at McCurdy Outdoor Track, defeating Yale, 99-62.

Saturday's dual also served as the qualifier for the historic Harvard/Yale versus Oxford/Cambridge meet to be run in June in Oxford, England. The winners of each event qualified for the event, with the remaining portion of the roster to be decided on by the coaches from each school.

Sprint domination continued for Harvard's women, as Barbian and Collinsworth finished 1-2 Saturday in the 100 meter dash. Barbian's posted a time of 11.54, while Collinsworth's time of 11.58 was second-fastest.

Equally as impressive were Harvard's men, as the Crimson captured the top seven times in the 100 meter dash. Malcolm Johnson won the event with a time of 10.50, while David Gawlas claimed second and Alexander Moore clocked in third.

The 200 meter dash was also dominated by the Crimson, as Collinsworth took the women's event with a swift time of 24.37, while Hurst's 21.53 mark was good for top honors.

The 100 meter hurdles also favored the Crimson, as Jackie Modesett posted a winning time of 13.67. Madison Hansen took third in the event, crossing in 14.59.

An identical result occurred in the men's 110 meter hurdles, as Jarvis Harris took the top spot on the podium with a time of 14.23, while Jay Hebert took third in 14.47, a new personal best.

Jade Miller put on a dominant performance in the 400 meter hurdles, defeating Mackenzie Mathews by over 11 seconds with a time of 1:00.73.

The Harvard men's 4x100 relay team claimed top honors, matching the ninth-fastest time in program history at 41.63. The relay team featured Efe Uwaifo, Malcolm Johnson, Matthew Hurst and Jarvis Harris. Harris, Hurst, Moore and Alex Kirby also combined to create a winning foursome in the 4x400 meter relay, clocking in at 3:30.59.

A close 1,500 meter race on the women's side produced first and third-place finishers for Harvard. Paige Kouba secured first-place accolades with a time of 4:39.62, while Sarah Gillespie's mark of 4:39.88 was good for third.

Senior Whitney Thornburg raced her way to a new personal-best at the 3,000 meters, taking second with a 9:58.79.

Personal records and top-10 all-time performances were set in both the men's and women's pole vaults, with Harvard winning each. Andrew Roney cleared 16-5.25 (5.01 meters) to match the fourth-highest mark in program history, while Marlena Sabatino tied the sixth-highest height at 11-11.75 (3.65 meters).

Harvard excelled in the high jump, taking the top-two spots in the men's and women's event. Ann Giebelhaus and Raegan Nizdil each cleared 5-5.0 (1.65 meters) to take the top women's finishes, while Spencer Lemons won the men's competition with a 6-6.25 (1.99 meters) jump and Mark Hill took third with a new personal-best of 6-4.50 (1.94 meters)

The women's long jump saw Allison Morrison clear 18-9.50 (5.73 meters) to win the event. Uwaifo's distance of 23-3.25 (7.09 meters) was good for top accolades on the men's side. Uwaifo also claimed top honors in the triple jump reaching 42-4.0 (12.9 meters).

The discus, javelin and shot put throwing events all fell in favor of Harvard in both the men's and women's competitions. Nikki Okwelogu set a new women's outdoor record with a 54.4.75 (16.58 meters) throw in the shot put and Julian Nunally took the top spot in the men's event with a toss of 52-10.5 (15.81 meters). Okwelogu and Nunally won the discus, while Hannah Mayer and Richard Bradley finished first in the javelin.

Harvard continues its spring season at the UVA Challenge and MIT next weekend.