Indoor Track and Field Competes at H-Y-P, Women Finish 2nd, Men 3rd

Photo by: Gil Talbot
Photo by: Gil Talbot

PRINCETON, N.J. – Harvard indoor track and field competed at the 65th edition of the Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet on Saturday with the women coming in second with 60 points and the men placing in third with 15 points.

Harvard was highlighted by the women's 60m dash where Olivia Okoli (7.56 seconds), Kelisa Cain (7.63 seconds) and DaLoria Boone (7.73 seconds) finished 1-2-3. The Crimson also did well in the women's 60m hurdles, where Livia Gauntlett and Karina Joiner finished in first and third with times of 8.55 seconds and 8.65 seconds, respectively.

Junior Kathryn Gillespie and sophomore Abbe Goldstein made their indoor season debuts at the meet, where Gillespie placed first in the women's 1000m with a time of 2:47.40 and Goldstein finished second in women's mile with a time of 4:47.1.

The women also excelled in field events where Kendell Benchse won the high jump with a mark of 1.68m (5-6) while Boone won the long jump, reaching 5.55m (18-2.50). First-year Grace Yeboah-Kodie placed second in the women's triple jump with a mark of 11.77m (38-7.50).

On the men's side, Donagh Mahon won the high jump, reaching 2.13m (6-11.75) while Erick Duffy placed third in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.21 seconds. First-year Samuel Welsh finished in third in the shot put with a mark of 16.80m (55-1.50).

Harvard Highlights
- The Crimson swept the women's 60m dash when Olivia Okoli, Kelisa Cain and DaLoria Boone went 1-2-3 in the event.
- Kathryn Gillespie started her indoor season with a bang, winning the 1000m.
- Donagh Mahon continued his strong indoor season with another win in the high jump, this time reaching 2.13m (6-11.75).
- Erick Duffy ran the fastest time of a Harvard student-athlete this season in the 60m hurdles when he crossed the finish line in 8.21 seconds.

What's Next
Harvard is back in the Boston area for the Crimson Elite and Pentathlon at the Gordon Indoor Track on Friday, Feb. 1 and at BU for the Scarlet and White meet on Sat. Feb. 2.