Track and Cross Country
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Freshman sprinter Malcolm Johnson claimed the 60 meter title in his first ever Ivy League Heptagonal competition.
Freshman Malcolm Johnson was a highly recruited sprinter coming out of high school and a centerpiece of a strong incoming recruiting class for the Harvard men’s track and field team and had little trouble finding success in his first year of collegiate competition.
Female Breakout Athlete of the Year; Female Athlete of the Year, Runner-Up: Okwelogu the Record Breaker
First it was a school-record 15.33 meter throw, then a 16.09 mark, followed by a 16.39 meter and Ancient Eight record-setting follow-up. Then it became a weekly series of record-breaking revisions—16.51, 17.12, 17.22, and, most recently, 17.32.
During their offseasons, most athletes are able to take a step back and limit their frequent treks across the river, to the Malkin Athletic Center, or to the boathouse. But that is not the case for freshman Candida Janachowski and senior Matt Brown.
Rookie Elianna Shwayder is among the athletes who plans on staying on campus, completing organic chemistry while training for cross country.
Sophomore Nikki Okwelogu had a year to remember, continually breaking her own Ivy League record in the shot put en route to a plethora of honors.
Harvard and Yale coaches and athletes celebrate around the American flag during the 1995 edition of the meet. The 12-8 win for the Crimson and Bulldogs began a streak of seven straight wins for the American side.
The 1937 edition of the meet saw the Harvard-Yale squad fall to its British competitors by a 7-5 total score.
Continuing over a century of biannual trans-Atlantic competitions, the Crimson and Bulldogs will suit up as one once again this summer.
Harvard-Yale and Oxford-Cambridge athletes begin a race in one of the more recent transatlantic competitions. The event, which has been planned as a biannual occurrence, has been interrupted a few times such as a decade-long gap from 1911 to 1921 due to the tensions around World War II.
Despite all the changes to the biannual track and field competition between Harvard-Yale and Oxford-Cambridge, the meet still holds a special place on the calendar and in the hearts of student-athletes: It is the only opportunity for them to compete alongside their rivals while engaging in new, broadened social and cultural interactions.
Ever since the late 19th century, the Harvard and Yale track and field teams have suited up as one squad to challenge foes from across the Atlantic—the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Above is the Harvard-Yale squad from the 1911 rendition of the meet.
For the first time ever in program history, the women's track and field team has taken home back-to-back heptagonal championships.