Track and Field Opens Competition on Day 1 at NCAA East Meet

Track and Field Opens Competition on Day 1 at NCAA East Meet

Freshman Erick Duffy placed 22nd in the pole vault at the NCAA East Preliminary Meet.

TAMPA, Fla. –
Harvard track and field opened up day 1 of the NCAA East Preliminary Meet on Thursday at USF Track and Field Stadium.

Junior sprinter Gabby Thomas qualified for the 100m quarterfinal on Friday, running 11.19 to place second in the fourth heat of the day.

In the women's 1500m freshman Abbe Goldstein ran a personal best 4:22.78, narrowly missing a spot in the quarterfinal, finishing 28th overall. Junior Kathryn Gillespie (4:29.59, 40th) also competed in the event.

In the women's 400m hurdles sophomore Karina Joiner also just missed a spot in the quarterfinal, placing 27th in 59.04.

In the men's 400m, freshman Jovahn Williamson placed 44th in 47.84. Freshman Erick Duffy also made his NCAA meet debut, placing 22nd in the pole vault by clearing 16-4¾.

Through three rounds, sophomore Simi Fajemisin is in the 11th qualifying spot in the women's long jump, reaching 19-2½ on her second effort of the day.

What's Next
The Crimson will continue competition at the NCAA East Preliminary Meet tomorrow with track events beginning at noon.