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Sophomore Nikki Okwelogu set a personal best in the shot put this weekend in the Harvard-Yale-Princeton track and field meet.
The frigid air and heavy snow kept many inside on Saturday, but the weekend storm was no match for the ice running through the veins of sophomore track athlete Nikki Okwelogu.
The men and women each took second, with 36 and 54 points respectively, behind the champion Princeton Tigers.
Sophomore Nikki Okwelogu set an Ivy League women's shot put record this past weekend.
Another weekend for the Harvard track and field team, another opportunity to break records. The Crimson has made a habit of setting new records throughout the season, and this weekend was no different.
Captain Erika Veidis ran to the second-fastest 800-meter time in the country as the men's and women's track and field teams continued to impress.
In addition to her record-matching performance in the 60-meter dash, Barbian ran for a personal best 24.46 seconds in the 200-meter race, .28 seconds faster than her previous best. The senior’s performance in the 200 ranks fourth all-time in Harvard history.
The Crimson athletes showed they could compete with talent located outside the boundaries of the Northeast, as seniors Danielle Barbian and Ben Glauser, along with sophomore Nikki Okwelogu won their respective events.
The men's and women's track and field teams combined for three school records and five meet records while taking home 13 titles in their opening weekend.
Demonstrating individual and team success, both teams placed fourth, with the men gaining three individual victories and the women earning four top-three finishes.
Sophomore Nikki Okwelogu is no stranger to success in the shot put and discus, having competed in the Commonwealth Games.
One could say that Harvard sophomore Nikki Okwelogu’s shot put and discus career has been successful.
Multi-sport sophomores Rachel Hampton and Ian Meyer are always in season.
Saturday morning served as the calm before the storm for Harvard’s track and field program. In their first meet of the season, the men’s and women’s teams kicked off their 2014-2015 indoor campaigns at the Boston University Opener.
Hoping to finish the season on a high note, the Harvard men’s cross country team headed to New York to compete in the IC4A championships, while top runner Tom Purnell went to Terre Haute, Ind. to compete at the NCAA National Championships.