Christian Webster’s group of treys down the stretch that helped the Harvard men’s basketball team pull off a comeback overtime victory against Dartmouth garnered the co-captain top honors this week, but The Back Page would like to recognize other Crimson athletes who posted similarly impressive showings over the last week.
Freshman Christian Carbone, Men’s Swimming
Swimming against Notre Dame and Townson at the Shamrock Invitational this weekend, the freshman broke two records at the Rolfs Aquatic Center. Carbone set a new pool record in the 400 IM, touching the final wall in 3:52:34, shattering his personal best by more than four seconds. He set another personal record in the 200 fly, an event that Harvard swept en route to its sixth-consecutive victory to remain unbeaten on the year.
Freshman Martina Salander, Women’s Track and Field
While half of her team traveled across town to BU to take on teams at the Terrier Invitational, this freshman and the remainder of the track and field team headed south to the Texas A&M Challenge, where Salander proceeded to make history. With over 4094 points in the pentathlon, Salander not only placed second at the meet, she broke a seven-year Harvard record and now holds the top Ivy League mark. At the meet, the rookie reached the podium in all five events, including a first-place finish in the shot put.
Sophomore Jonah Travis, Men’s Basketball
Although Travis didn’t score during the final three minutes of regulation or in overtime, the forward played a key role in keeping Harvard within striking distance for the first 37 minutes. While the rest of the team went 18 for 44 on the day, the sophomore netted seven of his nine attempts to score 16 points, 10 of which came in the first half. With 14 points in the pain, Travis led the offensive effort from the inside, where the Crimson outscored the Big Green, 40-34.
Junior Kalley Armstrong, Women’s Hockey
While the men’s hockey team was skating to an overtime loss against St. Lawrence at home, Armstrong was making sure that the women’s team would have a different outcome. A little over two minutes into the extra period, junior forward Lyndsey Fry recovered a rebound and powered it to Armstrong, who slid it past the Saints’ goaltender to lift Harvard to a 3-2 victory. The junior, who tallied her eighth goal against St. Lawrence, also scored the Crimson’s only goal in the loss to Clarkson on the day before.