Strong Performances From Tertsch and Juul at Major European Events; Mahon Set For High Jump

Lisa Tertsch celebrates as she crosses the finish line by raising arms.
Photo courtesy of the Ivy League

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Three Crimson student-athletes from Harvard track and field, junior Donagh Mahon, senior Lisa Tertsch and junior Anna Juul are competing major European events.

Tertsch placed first in the Elite Women division of the Antwerp World Cup triathlon in Antwerp, Belgium on June 23. The event, a sprint triathlon which consisted of a 750m swim, a 22km bike ride and a 5km run, marked her first World Cup championship. After the swimming segment, the Darmstadt, Germany native found herself near the middle of the pack, in 18th place. She closed the gap on the leaders during the bike ride, and continued that momentum with a blistering 16:49 run to capture the victory. That 5km time was the fastest of any competitor in the field. Full results can be found here.

Coming off a productive sophomore campaign that included an individual Ivy League championship and USTFCCCA Honorable Mention, Juul made an appearance at the European U-23 Championships at Gavlehov Stadium Park in Gavle, Sweden. On Friday, the West Chester, Pa. native ran a 4:23.12 in the prelims of the 1500m. That performance was the sixth fastest and qualified her for the final. Juul ranks third on Harvard's all-time performance list in the 1500m and finished in second place at the Harvard, Yale, Oxford & Cambridge meet in the mile run. She will race on Sunday for the 1500m European U-23 Championship. Live results and event schedule can be found here.

Mahon is also competing at the European U-23 Championships, and will represent Ireland in the high jump tomorrow. The Kilkenny, Ireland native recorded the second best indoor high jump mark in program history this past December, clearing 7-1.75 against Penn at Gordon Indoor Track. Live results and event schedule can be found here.