Women's Track and Field 14th in USTFCCCA Preseason Outdoor Rankings

Women's Track and Field 14th in USTFCCCA Preseason Outdoor Rankings

Harvard women's track and field is ranked 14th in the USTFCCCA Preseason Outdoor Rankings. (The Ivy League/Sideline Photos)


– Fresh off another strong indoor campaign, the Harvard women's track and field team is ranked No. 14 in the USTFCCCA Outdoor Track & Field Preseason Rankings, the highest preseason ranking in program history. Last season, Harvard debuted at No. 37 in the USTFCCCA Preseason Rankings, and reached No. 10 on April 25, 2016, the highest ranking in program history.

The Harvard women's team had been previously ranked by the USTFCCCA as No. 22 in the Terry Crawford Program of the Year standings. Harvard finished the indoor season as the No. 1 ranked program in the Northeast region.

Three Harvard student-athletes from the women's team earned All-America recognition during the indoor season - Gabby Thomas (200m, 1st Team), Zoe Hughes (pentathlon, 2nd Team) and Nikki Okwelogu (shot put, 2nd Team) with a fourth – Judy Pendergast (3000m) earning an NCAA Championship berth in her event as well. All four student-athletes earned Ivy Indoor Heps titles in their respective events. In total, eight members of the women's team earned All-Ivy recognition.

Harvard will compete at the UMass-Lowell Invite and the Hurricane Twilight Invitational on Saturday (March 25).