Men's Track and Field Defeats Yale; Women's Team Stands Out at Mt. SAC Relays

Men's Track and Field Defeats Yale; Women's Team Stands Out at Mt. SAC Relays

Mt. SAC Relays Results

The Harvard track and field team hosted Yale at the McCurdy Outdoor Track with the men's team defeating Yale, 118-45, on points. The women's team, with several key members competing at the Mt. SAC Relays, totaled 66 points to the Bulldogs' 88.

Also this weekend, several members of the Harvard women's team traveled to the Mt. SAC Relays in Torrance, Calif., one of the most prestigious outdoor meets of the spring season.

On Thursday, freshman Zoe Hughes completed the women's heptathlon, finishing sixth with 5444 points, a new personal record, the fourth most points in the heptathlon in Ivy history, and the second most in Harvard history. Hughes set outdoor personal records in the long jump (19'7.75") and javelin (106'9").

Sophomore Gabby Thomas finished third in the 200m dash with a time of 22.64, just off her season best in the event. On Friday, Thomas took second in the open 100m dash with an 11.43 mark.

Freshman Karina Joiner set a new personal record in the 400-meter hurdles, finishing with the sixth fastest time (1:00.28).

Jade Miller neared her own personal record in the 400-meter hurdles, finishing third in the event in 56.41.

Harvard's 4x100-meter relay team recorded the fastest time of the year and the second fastest time in school history (45.23), placing ninth in the event.

For the Harvard women in Cambridge at the Harvard-Yale meet, Sylvia Deppen won the 100-meter dash with a collegiate best 12.20 mark in the event. Deppen also won the 400-meter hurdles with a new personal record in the event – 1:02.57.

Judy Pendergast (4:28.58) and Miranda Sadler (4:35.35) finished 2-3 in the 1500 meter run. Elianna Shwayder took second in the 3000-meter run in 9:49.13, her outdoor collegiate best.

In the javelin, Raegan Nizdil set a new personal record, winning the event with a 98'3.13" effort.

On the men's side, Efe Uwaifo made his outdoor debut, winning the 100-meter dash in 11.12, with Matthew Hurst finishing right behind in second in 11.14. Uwaifo made his outdoor debut in the long jump, winning the event with a 24'1" effort. He also won the triple jump with a 47'6" mark.

Myles Marshall also made his outdoor season debut in the 400-meter dash, winning the event in 48.11 with Tom Rienas finishing second in 49.66.

Harvard finished 1-2-3 in the 3,000-meter run, with Will Battershill (8:33.32), Tyler Spear (8:36.81), and Kieran Tuntivate (8:38.49), earning the top three spots in the event.

Jay Hebert neared his own PR in the 110-meter hurdles, finishing second in 14.33 seconds. Jacob McLennan won the 400-meter hurdles in 54.41. Samuel Oh took the 3000 meter steeplechase in 10:10.14.

Donagh Mahon won the high jump with an effort of 6'6.7", while Andrew Roney won the pole vault with a 15'5" effort.

Harvard swept the throws, with Julian Nunally winning the shot put, Gunnar Allison taking the discus, Josh Whitener winning the hammer, and Richard Bradley taking the javelin.

Harvard heads to the West Coast next weekend to compete at the Cardinal Classic at Stanford, beginning on April 21.