Harvard-Yale Track and Field Combine to Beat Oxford-Cambridge at HYOC Meet

Harvard-Yale Track and Field Combine to Beat Oxford-Cambridge at HYOC Meet

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The combined Harvard-Yale track and field teams earned a 12th straight victory in the series against Cambridge and Oxford University, winning the HYOC Meet, 24-16 on points. The Harvard women earned seven event victories, while the Harvard men's team earned four points with four event wins.

On the women's side, senior Nikki Okwelogu won two of three field events she competed in, winning the shot put with a 15.63m (51'3.5") effort, and taking the discus throw with a 49.37m (162'0") mark.

Gabby Thomas went well past her previous personal record in the long jump, winning the event and breaking a 15-year old school record in the process by reaching 6.10 meters (20'0.25"). 

Marlena Sabatino won the women's pole vault with her best mark so far in the outdoor season (3.85 meters, 12' 7.5").

Harvard women also won two of the three sprints, as Ngozi Musa took the 100-meter dash in 11.79, while Jade Miller won the 200-meter dash in 24.93.

Karina Joiner also took the top spot in the 100-meter hurdles, recording her first career win in the event with a time of 14.19.

On the men's side, senior Julian Nunally won the shot put and discus throw. He took the shot put with a 16.42m (53'10.5") effort, and also won the discus throw with a mark of 46.05m (151'1"). Donagh Mahon won the high jump with a 1.94m (6'4.25"). effort.

In addition, Jacob McLennan recorded his best collegiate time in the 400-meter hurdles, winning the event in 53.77.

Harvard competes at the Mt. SAC Relays next Friday (April 14), and will host Yale on Saturday (April 15) at McCurdy Outdoor Track.