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Former Harvard runner Maksim Korolev '14, pictured at the annual Harvard-Yale Meet on Sept. 14, 2013, has continued his collegiate success a Stanford following his graduation from Harvard.
For three Harvard track and field athletes—one recent graduate and two current undergraduates—athletic glory does not stop at the Ivy League or even NCAA level. These three competitors, who are no strangers to competing for the Crimson, now have their sights set on gold.
Continuing where she left off during the indoor season, Harvard track and field sophomore Nikki Okwelogu shattered her own Ivy League shot put record for the second week in a row, highlighting a weekend full of success for the team.
Freshman distance runner Elianna Shwayder prays before the start of every race.
Senior Jarvis Harris, pictured at the 2013 Heptagonal Championships, led the Crimson to three wins against Yale on Saturday, topping the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.23 seconds in the process.
After finishing the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.23 seconds, Harris anchored the winning 4x100 relay to a tight 41.63 finish and opened the 4x400 meter relay, giving his teammates a lead which would turn into a first-place 3:20.59 mark.
With both bragging rights and spots in the historic Harvard-Yale vs. Oxford-Cambridge meet on the line, the Harvard men’s and women’s track and field teams once again delivered over the rival Elis.
Continuing their rigorous travel schedule, the Harvard men’s and women’s track and field teams divided and conquered yet again at the Florida Relays and the Sam Howell Invite.
As it enters the outdoor portion of the spring season, the Harvard track and field team competed in three different meets over the weekend. Led by senior Danielle Barbian, who set two conference records at the Texas relays, the squad performed well at all three meets.
Junior Autumne Franklin and senior Hannah Mayer each topped the podium over the weekend, taking first in the 400 meter hurdles and javelin, respectively.
For sophomore thrower Nikki Okwelogu, an indoor season filled with success, titles, and records came to an end in the same manner which many of her previous competitions had ended—with another shattered Ivy League record.
Due to winter weather and icy paths, Harvard long distance runners have had to adjust training regimens and routes.
Just one week after the women took home their third consecutive Indoor Heps title, while the men finished fifth, various individuals were recognized for their hard work.
Last weekend was a big one for the Harvard men and women’s track and field teams, as the women provided a performance to remember, taking home a third straight Ivy League title, while the men gritted out a fifth-place finish at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships.