CLEMSON, S.C. – Junior sprinter Jovahn Williamson ended the first day of the Clemson Invite with a bang on Friday, breaking the Harvard indoor track 400m dash record, crossing the finish line in 47.39 seconds.
Williamson's record highlighted day one in a meet against some of the nation's top track talent.
Harvard ran well in both the men's and women's 400m races, where Williamson placed third in the men's race and first-year Sharelle Samuel placed third in the women's race with a time of 56:28.
Senior Ngozi Musa improved on her season-best time of 7.50 in the 60m from the Beantown Challenge, running a 7.44 to place fifth.
- Williamson broke a record that has stood since March 6, 2010, when John Dingus '12 ran a 47.73 at the IC4A meet.
- Williamson is only the second person to break 48 seconds in the men's 400m in Harvard indoor track history.
- Ngozi Musa ran a 7.44 on Friday, only .04 seconds behind her personal best.
The Crimson is back in action on Saturday for day two of the Clemson Invite as well as begin the BU Multi Team Meet.