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After last week's success at Ivy League Championships, the Harvard track and fields teams headed to BU this weekend to compete in the ECAC and ICAAAA Championships.
Harvard has another banner to raise as the women’s track and field team took the top spot at this weekend’s Heptagonal Invitational, making the Crimson Ivy League Champions for the second year in a row.
Coming off of a weekend of competing against nationally ranked opponents, the Harvard track and field teams returned to Ivy League play Saturday when they faced Yale and Princeton in the annual HYP meet in New Haven.
After a weekend of competing against nationally ranked opponents, the Harvard track and field team returned to Ivy League competition Saturday as it faced Yale and Princeton in the annual HYP meet in New Haven.
It was a day for the record books for the Harvard track and field team, with a flurry of school and league records falling after strong performances by the Crimson.
To go along with the few unaffiliated athletes in attendance, Boston College, Holy Cross, Quinnipiac, Sacred Heart, and the University of Massachusetts all competed at the invitational event.
Even breaking the Ivy League record wasn't enough to earn Maksim Korolev, pictured above, Athlete of the Week honors.
“There can only be one!” So sayeth Connor MacLeod in Highlader and so sayeth the Crimson sports board.
Senior Maksim Korolev set a Harvard record this school year when he placed third at the NCAA Cross Country Championships in November, the highest finish of any Harvard runner. When he crossed the finish line at Friday’s Terrier Invitational at Boston University, he broke yet another Harvard record.
Both the men’s and women’s teams competed in the Battle for Beantown on Saturday at Gordon Indoor Track. The women’s team earned a first place finish while the men came in second.
Harvard junior Jarvis Harris set a meet record of 8.10 seconds en route to a first-place finish in the 60m hurdles.
Winter break is not yet over and Dartmouth’s famous Winter Carnival hasn’t yet occurred, but the Harvard track and field team’s season is just getting started. The Crimson traveled to Hanover, New Hampshire, to compete at the Dartmouth Relays, where the women’s and men’s teams placed second and third among 14 schools, respectively.
Months after its last competition of the 2012-2013 season, the Harvard track and field team took to the stadium once again to start off the indoor track season.
In the end, Korolev simply ran out of room to catch the defending national champion, falling just 0.4 seconds short of being the national runner-up.