Harvard track and field was honored for its achievements in the classroom this past academic year, as both the men’s and women’s teams earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors, while 12 student-athletes were named scholar athletes.
Competing against an elite field featuring several Olympians and world champions, rising senior sprinter Gabby Thomas placed second in the 200 meters in the prestigious IAAF Diamond League meet in London on Sunday afternoon, running a personal best time (22.19) in her signature event.
Running track for Harvard has been the greatest decision that I have ever made. In its simplest essence, you are competing to see who can run laps the fastest, but I have learnt that track extends way outside the confines of the lane you run in.
The night before my first practice, I read the Wikipedia article on the sport of cross country in an attempt to figure out exactly what I was signing myself up for. I have been incredibly lucky that the decade that followed that first practice has exceeded even my wildest dreams for what a sport could give to one person.
It was a Sunday morning in late August. Even at 7:30 in the morning as I quietly slipped out of Canaday (my roommates would still be asleep when I returned that afternoon) I could tell it was going to be a hot one. I scarfed down the hardboiled egg I had swiped from the dining hall the night before and started nervously chugging water as I made my way to the Gordon Indoor Track. It was long run day and our first official team practice: my first test.
For the second consecutive year, junior Gabby Thomas qualified for the final of the 200 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, running the fastest time of the day (22.36w) in the opening heat of her signature event.
Harvard track and field will send two student-athletes to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by the University of Oregon at historic Hayward Field on June 6-9. Representing Harvard will be sophomore Simi Fajemisin (triple jump) and junior Gabby Thomas (100m, 200m).
Junior Gabby Thomas punched her ticket to the NCAA Track and Field Championships in 100m, leading Harvard track and field on day 2 of the NCAA East Preliminary Meet on Thursday at USF Track and Field Stadium.
Harvard Athletics and the Harvard Varsity Club honored the Class of 2018 on Wednesday night (May 23) at the annual Senior Letterwinners’ Dinner, held inside the Bright-Landry Hockey Center, to honor the standout athletic and academic achievements of this year’s graduating student-athletes.
Thirteen members of the Harvard track and field team will represent the Crimson at the NCAA East Preliminary Meet on May 24-26 hosted by the University of South Florida in Tampa at USF Track & Field Stadium.
Several standout Harvard track and field student-athletes will head to Princeton's Weaver Track & Field Stadium for the IC4A/ECAC Track and Field Championships beginning Saturday (May 12) and concluding on Sunday.
After several impressive, record-breaking performances at the Ivy League Outdoor Heptagonal Championships in Philadelphia, fifteen (15) Harvard track and field athletes earned All-Ivy League honors by finishing among the top two in their respective events.
Junior captain Gabby Thomas capped off a second straight Ivy League Outdoor Heptagonal Championships with five titles, including wins in the 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay and 4x400m relay to lead Harvard track and field on Sunday at Franklin Field.
It was a successful Day 1 at the Ivy League Outdoor Heptagonal Championships for Harvard track and field, as the Crimson men and women picked up points to set up an exciting finish at Penn’s Franklin Field tomorrow.