Thomas Leads No. 14 Women’s Track at ECAC Championships

Thomas Leads No. 14 Women’s Track at ECAC Championships

The sophomore tallied a victory in the 200 meters (Sideline Photos/The Ivy League).

PRINCETON, N. J. – Taking to the track for the final time before the NCAA regional championships, Harvard track and field tallied a series of top results over the weekend at the IC4A/ECAC Championships and Battle Road Track Club Twilight Meet.

At the ECAC Championships freshman Gabby Thomas crossed the stripe in the 200 meters in 23.27 seconds to claim the victory, while senior Autumne Franklin took third and junior Jade Miller fifth. The times from Franklin and Miller are career bests and the second- and third-fastest in program history.

Sophomore Marlena Sabatino took third in the pole vault with a mark of 12-8 (3.86 meters), while senior Emma Payne took sixth in the 10,000 with a time of 36:09.27.

On the men's side in the IC4A Championships, senior Chris Allen and junior Brett Henderson recorded third-place finishes in the 10,000 and javelin, respectively. Allen crossed the line in 30:14.27, while Henderson's career-best mark of 215-5 (65.65m) is the third-farthest in program history.

Junior Julian Nunally took fourth in the discus with a toss of 168-0 (51.20m), while sophomore Ben Huffman finished seventh in the 5,000 with a time of 14:28.41. Freshman Myles Marshall neared a career-best with a time of 48.00 in the 400 meters to take 11th place.

At the Battle Club Track Club Twilight Meet, senior Kieran Gallagher ran to ninth in the 800 meters after crossing the stripe in 2:10.23, while sophomore Fiona Davis tallied a sixth-place result in the 5,000 meters with a time of 18:13.09.

Senior Malik Epps led the men's team in the 800 meters after stopping the clock at 1:53.51 to finish 10th overall while sophomore Gabe Montague took 12th in the 1,500 meters with a time of 3:54.55.

Harvard's student-athletes that rank in the top 48 in their events will qualify for the NCAA Regional Championships in Jacksonville, Florida May 26-28. The list of qualified student-athletes will be released on Thursday, May 19.