CAMBRIDGE, U.K. – The combined team of Harvard and Yale track and field completed its European trip over the weekend with a 16 to four triumph in the women's division and a 17 to three vicotry in the men's division for a combined result of 33 to seven in scored events over Oxford and Cambridge. The event was held at Wilberforce Road Track on the campus of Cambridge University.
Sophomore Erick Duffy opened the day for Harvard, triumphing in the pole vault, clearing 5.36m. Scoring on the track followed soon thereafter, when Junior Jacob McLennan ran the 400m hurdles in 54.27 seconds. Freshman Sam Welsh won the men's discus throw with a heave of 59.61m. The Crimson swept the men's and women's long jump with leaps of 5.44m from sophomore Rachael Estell and 7.28m from freshman Kyle Murphy, respectively. In the 400m dash, freshman Sharelle Samuel won the women's race with a time of 57.30 seconds and sophomore Jovahn Williamson secured the men's running in 48.5 seconds, edging out the second place finisher by just 0.3 seconds.
Harvard-Yale also captured combined team sweeps throughout the day. Crimson sophomore sprinter Olivia Okoli won the 100m dash with a time of 12.07s, and Bulldog Vincent Vaughns captured the men's race. Another combined sweep came in the 3000m Steeplechase, in which junior Will Battershill of Harvard won the men's side (9:24.20) and Kayley Delay of Yale triumphed in the women's race. Combined teams from Harvard and Yale also collected the men's and women's 4x100m and 4x400m relays to conclude the meet.
Event winners earned one point and event guests were not eligible to contribute to team scoring.
The Boal Hammer Awards were presented to Emma Vassen of Yale and Jacob Lange of Oxford-Cambridge. The Rittenburg Hurdle Awards were presented to McClennan of Harvard and Addison Coy from Yale. Finally, the Pat Liles Outstanding Performer Awards were awarded to Welsh and Vassen.
Full results can be found here. Harvard will host the event in 2021.
Successful match for team HY. Thank you @AchillesClub for the great competition and all of your hospitality! See you in two years across the pond. @OUAthletics @CUAC_Athletics #HYOC #OneTeam pic.twitter.com/FYxPBusboY— Harvard T&F | XC (@HarvardTrack_XC) June 30, 2019