Three Track and Field Athletes Qualify for IC4A/ECAC Championships on Saturday

Three Track and Field Athletes Qualify for IC4A/ECAC Championships on Saturday

Hannah Mayer placed third in the javelin (Brian Panoff).


PRINCETON, N.J.  – Harvard track and field had three student-athletes qualify for the finals in their respective events Saturday in a successful day at the IC4A/ECAC Championships at Princeton.

The Crimson will be represented in the women's 400 meter hurdles by a pair of runners. Autumne Franklin posted the top time in the preliminary heats at 57.89 and Jade Miller ranked third with a 58.50. The finals of the women's 400 meter hurdles is scheduled for a 1:55 p.m. start Sunday.

Jackie Modesett raced a pair of hurdles events Saturday, registering a time of 1:00.57 at 400 meters and 14.08 in the 100 meters.

Harvard's only male competitor on the track Saturday, Jarvis Harris earned a spot in Sunday's finals in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 14.21. The finals in the men's 110 hurdles is slated for 12:40 p.m. Sunday.

In the field, Marlena Sabatino set a new Harvard record in the pole vault, clearing 12-8 (3.86 meters), good for eighth place.

Senior Hannah Mayer had a quality performance in the javelin, capturing third-place with a long throw of 155-01 (47.28 meters).

Christi Scott narrowly missed qualifying for the 200 meter finals, finishing with the ninth-fastest time in the prelims at 24.49.

First in action Saturday morning were Josh Whitner and Ben Glauser in the men's hammer throw. Whitner reached a distance of 184-10 (56.35 meters), while Glauser was nine inches back at 183-11 (56.05 meters).

Competition continues Sunday at 11 a.m. with Andrew Roney in the men's pole vault and Efe Uwaifo in the triple jump. Raegan Nizdil goes in the high jump at 12:30 p.m.