Indoor Track and Field Honors Seniors at Crimson Elite; Women Finish Second, Men Third

Photo by: Gil Talbot
Photo by: Gil Talbot
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – On a day where Harvard indoor track and field honored its senior class, the women's team finished in second while the men's team finished in third at the Crimson Elite and Pentathlon on Friday at the Gordon Indoor Track.


Harvard was led by juniors Livia Gauntlett and Karina Joiner who finished 1-2 in the women's 60m hurdles. Gauntlett crossed the finish line in 8.44 seconds to claim the win while Joiner closely followed in 8.55 seconds. Gauntlett's time is a new career-best in the event.

Continuing on the women's side, junior Simi Fajemisin finished in second in the triple jump, with a mark of 12.59m (41-03.75).

The field events led the way for the Crimson as junior Donagh Mahon, sophomores Erick Duffy and Jason Judge, and first-years Kyle Murphy and Sam Welsh had top-three finishes.

Mahon finished in third in the high jump with a mark of 2.04m (6-08.25) while Murphy finished in third in the triple jump, reaching 15.11m (49-07.00). Duffy finished in third in the pole vault with a mark of 4.85m (15-11.00).

Both Welsh and Judge did well in the throwing events where Welsh placed third in the shot put with a mark of 16.38m (53-09.00) and Judge placed third in the weight throw with his throw of 16.14m (52-11.50).

Harvard Highlights
- 18 seniors were honored at the meet, spanning nine different states and three countries.
- Livia Gauntlett ran a career-best in the 60m hurdles with her time of 8.44 seconds in the today's finals.
- Harvard had eight top three finishers on the day.

What's Next
The Crimson is back tomorrow, Saturday, for the Bruce Lehane Scarlet and White Meet at the BU Track and Tennis Center beginning at 11 a.m.