Doing just as well on the West Coast as they tend to do on the east, Harvard's sprinters had a standout weekend. The women's 4x100 team finished in 44.87 seconds, the second-fastest time in conference history.
After rattling off four-consecutive victories to start the season, Harvard’s second-straight postseason bid was firmly in the cards. On Saturday afternoon, No. 17 Princeton (9-4, 4-1 Ivy) officially dashed Harvard’s chances of securing an Ivy League Tournament berth. The Crimson (5-7, 1-4 Ivy) now sits in sixth place in the Ivy League, ahead of only Dartmouth.
Harvard competed in its final Ancient Eight home matchup of the season. The Crimson was unable to mount a comeback against Penn despite late-game heroics on Senior Night.
The Crimson split Saturday’s doubleheader with Brown before sweeping Sunday’s two games to improve to 16-20 on the season and 5-11 in conference play. The Bears (12-21, 5-11 Ivy League) have now lost 10 of their last 13 games and are tied with Harvard and Princeton for the worst conference record in the conference.
After teaming up seven days ago to defeat Oxford and Cambridge, the Harvard and Yale track teams were rivals once again for the 115th rendition of their annual dual meet on Saturday.
Competing at Brown, the No. 20 Harvard women’s water polo team found mixed success in a trio of conference games. The Crimson (14-12, 4-4 CWPA) concluded its regular season with a one-point loss against No. 18 Hartwick (22-9, 6-2) on Friday, and a 7-3 loss against No. 14 Indiana (18-9, 5-3) and 14-3 win against St. Francis (PA) (10-19, 0-8) on Saturday.
Returning to Cambridge after an away win at Bryant, Harvard (15-15, 6-6 Ivy) looked to reverse its fortunes as it kicked off its divisional slate with two doubleheaders against Yale (11-24, 5-7). The Crimson managed to do just that, taking three of four from its rival from New Haven.
Despite a fourth inning surge, the baseball team failed to hold onto their lead as Boston College dominated the latter innings to win 8-5.
Despite the Crimson's hot hitting from the weekend prior, the team saw its road woes continue, as it dropped to 10-12 overall and an 0-4 start in Ivy play.