Last July, only one Harvard athlete qualified for multiple events at the U.S. Olympic Trials. Her name was Gabby Thomas. At the time, she was barely finished her freshman year in Cambridge. “It’s something that’s hard to do when you’re at her level," said freshman and fellow sprinter Karina Joiner. "Being able to come back to college, after national meets and all the events, and still being so chill.”
Thomas, pictured here at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, holds Harvard records in the indoor 60-, 200-, and 300-meter dashes, as well as in the 4x400 relay. The Florence, Mass., native has competed for the podium all outdoor season and even captured the Ivy League's 100-meter record at the Florida Relays.
With Boston snows hindering the outdoor practices of the golf teams, the group makes use of the school’s indoor facilities to prepare for the upcoming Ivy League Championships.