LAWRENCE, Kan. – In challenging weather conditions, Harvard track and field wrapped up competition at the Kansas Relays on Saturday (April 21). Harvard competed in the general Kansas Relays meet, while also partaking in a quadrangular meet against Kansas, Kansas State and Nebraska.
Highlighting competition on Friday, Harvard's DMR relay teams, both men's and women's, won in the Kansas Relays portion of the meet. The men's team – Tyler Spear, Jonas Aranda, Nick Linder and Matthew Perriera – won in 10:16.18. The women's team – Annika Gompers, Maya Miklos, Anna Juul, and Abbe Goldstein – dominated their event final, winning by more than 36 seconds in 11:50.46.
Livia Gauntlett placed second in the 100m hurdles in the Kansas Relays field. On the men's side Jay Hebert also placed second in the 110m hurdles in 14.52 in the Kansas Relays field. Hebert took third place in the Quad meet in 14.33, while Karina Joiner (13.90) had Harvard's top time in the Quad meet.
In the 400m hurdles, Joiner put in one of her best efforts of the season, winning the event in 59.97 in the Kansas Relays heat. In the Quad event, Taylor Brunksole placed fifth overall in the 400m hurdles on the men's side, finishing in 54.34,
In the Kansas Relays, Micah Meekins won the 100m final, finishing in 12.05.
In the 200m, Olivia Okoli placed third in 24.47. In the 400m, Matt Hurst took fourth overall in 48.21.
Michael Kolor took sixth in the 800m in 1:54.50, while Annika Gompers placed seventh overall in the same event (2:17.09).
In the men's 1500m, John Fish took third place (3:57.01), while Kathryn Gillespie also took third place on the women's side (4:28.74).
In field events, Andrew Connolly took fourth place in the javelin throw (180-4). Marlena Sabatino cleared 12-4½ in the pole vault and was Harvard's top finisher in that event (6th), her best mark of the season.
Simi Fajemisin took third place in the triple jump (41-10½)
Gunnar Allison took fifth overall in the shotput (47-3½), while Emily Johns was Harvard's top finisher (141-7) in the discus throw. Allison recorded his best mark of the season in the discus throw (157-3) to place sixth overall.
In the women's 4x400m relay, Harvard's team of Zoe Hughes, Maya Miklos, Micah Meekins, and Gabby Thomas took second place in the Quad meet (3:46.32) – also a first run together this season for the group.
Harvard will send student-athletes to compete at the Penn Relays on April 26-28, while also competing regionally at the Stonehill Invitational on April 28.