In a day of stellar performances for many Harvard athletes, a few of them moved into the record books on Saturday. Glauser and Okwelogu moved into fourth all-time at Harvard in the hammer throw and the shot put, respectively, while Harris’s time in the 400 hurdles put him at seventh all-time.
Harris’s effort in the 400 hurdles was remarkable considering it was his first time running the event. His performance in the event marks a continuation of his strong performances in hurdle events, as he broke Harvard records in the 60 and 110 hurdles last year.
The results for both the men’s and women’s squads extended a stretch of overall dominance against the Bulldogs; the men picked up their fourth straight win against Yale, while the women beat their rivals for the seventh consecutive year.
The teams and the fans could not have asked for a better day, as the warm weather and the cloudless sky made for perfect conditions in which to compete. Fans turned out in droves to support the squads, and the Crimson did not disappoint.
As it has throughout the season, Harvard will separate into groups and attend multiple meets next week, with four different events on the schedule.
“I was really pleased with the way both the men and women competed,” Saretsky said. “A lot of things went our way, we had a great day and great fan support, and I was very pleased to come away with the two wins.”
Revised University Handicap ScheduleFIELD EVENTS (tomorrow) 1:00 16-pound hammer throw 1:45 Discus throw 2:40 Running broad jump Running high jump Pole vault 3:20
Track Strong Again in Outdoor Meet
Harvard Track and Field Starts Out Strong
Track and Field Earns Top-Five Finish at Armory InvitationalThe invitational, which was held at the Armory Track and Field Center in New York, N.Y., featured 17 teams, including Harvard’s conference rivals Princeton, Columbia, and Cornell. The Crimson men’s team finished third overall at the meet, scoring 98.5 points, while the women’s squad earned fourth place with 99 points.
Track and Field Set for Outdoor Heptagonal ChampionshipsAfter countless hours of training and 15 tune-up invitationals, the Harvard track and field team has finally reached the most important meet of its outdoor season: the Outdoor Heptagonal Championships.
Rookies Lead Track and Field At HepsComing into the 2011-12 season, the Harvard men’s track and field team boasted one of the strongest recruiting classes in the history of the Ivy League. Ranked No. 5 by Track and Field News, the squad’s rookies included some of the best young throwers, sprinters, and distance runners in the country.