Track and Field Victorious in Six Events at Brown Springtime Invitational

Track and Field Victorious in Six Events at Brown Springtime Invitational

Raegan Nizdil finished second in the high jump (Tim O'Dowd).

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Harvard track and field team put the finishing touches on its regular season Sunday, winning six events at the Brown Springtime Invitational in Providence, Rhode Island.

Freshman Matthew Hurst posted a pair of strong showings in the sprint events, winning the 100 meter dash and finishing as the runner-up in the 200 meter dash. In the 100 meter race, Hurst clocked in at 10.93 to take the top spot, while teammates David Gawlas and Tomoya Hasegawa finished third and fourth, respectively. The 200 meter race saw Hurst narrowly miss out on another first-place finish, crossing in 21.73, a new personal best.

Harvard controlled the men's 400 meter hurdles, as rookie Randall Raymond won the event and sophomore Alex Kirby earned second. Sophomore Sylvia Deppen came away with the victory in the women's 100 meter hurdles, winning by over 0.5 seconds.

The wins continued for Harvard in the men's 3,000 meter steeplechase, as freshman Connor Green edged out a Brown runner by over two seconds for the victory.

Sophomore Richard Bradley notched a win for the Crimson in the javelin. Bradley's throw of 188-11 (57.58 meters) bested the runner-up from Hartford by over two feet.

Senior Jen Guidera collected the women's 3,000 meter title, posting a time of 10:02.77, over five seconds faster than the runner-up. That mark was also good for a new personal best for Guidera. Sophomore Jack Stevenson took fourth in the men's 3,000 meter race overall, and was the second-best collegiate finisher.

At 5,000 meters, Harvard finished second and third in the women's race and placed a trio of runners in the top six on the men's side. Freshmen Lizzy Thomas and Fiona Davis claimed two of the top three spots for the Crimson. For the men, junior Johnny Marvin was the first Harvard student-athlete across the line in third, while Tyler Spear and Evan Grandfield earned fifth and sixth, respectively.

In the men's mile competition, the Crimson claimed all four finishing spots from second through fifth. Freshman Louis Colson led the way in second with Fred Ward, Carl Ward and Konrad Surkont right behind. On the women's side, Sarah Angell was the top Crimson finisher in sixth place.

In the women's field events, Harvard claimed top-three finishes in the high jump, pole vault and triple jump. In the pole vault, Marlena Sabatino went over 12-5.5 (3.80 meters), a new personal best, to take second. Raegan Nizdil cleared 5-5 (1.65 meters) in the high jump to also come in second, Candy Janachowski was the third-place finisher in the triple jump.

Harvard is next in action on May 9-10 at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships hosted by Penn.