Three Top-Five Finishes Caps Successful Penn Relays for Track and Field

Photo courtesy of Tim O'Dowd
Photo courtesy of Tim O'Dowd

Jade Miller and the 4x400 meter team ran the third-fastest time in program history Saturday (Tim O'Dowd).

PHILADELPHIA – Harvard track and field wrapped up its final day of competition at the historic Penn Relays Saturday, in front of 49,820 fans, with three top-five finishes.

The women's 4x400 meter relay was the final event of the day Harvard competed in, with the lineup of Autumne Franklin, Gabrielle Scott, Christi Scott (54.6) and Jade Miller (53.2) clocking in at 3:38.79. The time was good for fifth in the event, is tied for the third-fastest time in program history and was the second-fastest Ivy League time at the Penn Relays. 

In the women's Olympic mile development, senior Molly Renfer just narrowly missed her personal best, crossing in 4:40.58 to earn her fifth overall.

Efe Uwaifo was the first Crimson in action Saturday in the men's triple jump. Clearing a distance of 49-8.5 (15.15 meters), the sophomore also claimed fifth place.

Fellow field athlete Josh Whitener produced quality results in the hammer throw, registering a long toss of 185-11 (56.68 meters) to earn 12th.

Competing in San Diego at the 2015 Triton Invitational, sophomore thrower Nikki Okwelogu ranked 11th overall and sixth among college-affiliated competitors in the shot put invitational with her throw of 54-2.75 (16.53 meters).

Harvard is back in action on Sunday with select athletes headed to Providence, Rhode Island for the Brown Springtime Invitational beginning at 10 a.m. The meet at Brown is the final regular season competition for Harvard as it will begin gearing up for the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships at Penn May 9-10.