No. 12 Women’s Track Picks Up Ninth-Straight Victory Over Yale, 95-58

No. 12 Women’s Track Picks Up Ninth-Straight Victory Over Yale, 95-58

Trenchard tallied a victory in the javelin and was second in the pole vault (Gil Talbot).

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Taking to the track against its archrival, Harvard women's track and field topped Yale, 95-58, to earn its ninth-straight win while the Bulldog men edged the Crimson, 83-80, on Saturday afternoon. The Crimson successfully swept the women's 100 hurdles, long jump and pole vault and the men's 100 and javelin.

Sophomore Marlena Sabatino broke the Crimson school record in the pole vault, successfully clearing 12-9.5 (3.90m) to take first place. Junior Nikki Okwelogu paced the Crimson in the throws, tallying marks of 54-3.25 (16.54m) in the shot put and 170-10 (52.07m) in the discus to claim first place. Freshman Nicole Trenchard also picked up a victory in the javelin with a throw of 123-03 (37.55m) in her event debut. Trenchard also took second in the pole vault at 12-3.5 (3.75m), which is the fifth-best mark in program history. Both marks by the freshman were career-bests.

Harvard tallied victories in the 800 and 1,500 meters from senior Paige Kouba with times of 2:08.42 and 4:25.88, respectively. Kouba moved up to fifth all-time at Harvard in the 800, and was a career-best. Junior Jackie Modesett claimed victory in the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:01.00, and junior Jade Miller edged senior Autumne Franklin in the 400 meters.

The Harvard women also claimed victory in the 200 meters from senior Christi Scott and the 100 hurdles by classmate Madison Hansen, who was timed at 14.08. In the jumps, junior Raegan Nizdil successfully cleared 5-7 (1.70m) while senior Allison Morrison and freshman Gabby Thomas leapt to 19-4 (5.89m) in the long jump. Both marks were good for first place, while Thomas' jump is good for fifth in the Harvard record books.

On the men's side, senior Julian Nunally picked up victories in the shot put and discus with throws of 53-8.5 and 168-9, respectively. The Crimson picked up victories in the lateral jumps, with senior Mark Hill recording a mark of 23-4 (7.04m) in the long jump and junior Efe Uwaifo recording a mark of 48-2 (14.68m) in the triple jump. Uwaifo also earned top honors in the 100 meters with a time of 10.76, beating the field by .35 seconds.

Senior Malik Epps tallied a victory in the 800 with a personal-best time of 1:53.77 while junior Brandon Price won the 3,000 meters in 8:19.50. Junior Andrew Connolly won the javelin with a throw of 153-9 (46.87m), and the men's 4x400 meter relay team came away with a victory to close the meet.

Harvard heads to Virginia for the UVA Challenge next weekend, April 22-23.