“The school record has never crossed my mind,” Okewelogu said. “I have so many goals for this season and somehow that wasn’t one of them. I’ve just wanted t throw farther than I did last year and qualify for as many post season meets as I can. I still haven’t PR-ed in discus though. I’m holding out for it.”
Senior Adabelle Ekechukwu earned the second best distance of her college career in the hammer throw with a distance of 57.16m to place 11th in the meet.
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The men’s throwing squad also headed west to compete this weekend, and junior Igor Liokumovich had arguably the best weekend of his career. The Rosewood, Ill. native set three personal records during the meet.
In the discus, Liokumovich beat his previous best by two meters with a distance of 54.51m. The junior had two personal bests in the shot, first beating his own previous distance with a throw of 17.57m, and then beating himself again with a throw of 17.76m. His second throw claimed the top spot in the event.
Junior Ben Glauser also had a successful weekend, with an 11th-place finish in the hammer throw and sixth-place finish in the shot put.
Harvard will not compete next weekend in order to prepare for the upcoming championship season.
“All year long we’re building for the championship push of our season,” Crimson coach Jason Saretsky said. “So it’s kind of [important to] continue to gain momentum, continue to build towards that competitive window of competing at the highest level possible. I’m thrilled with the progression so many of our student athlete’s are making.”
—Staff writer Theresa C. Hebert can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.