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Harvard Athletes Excel at USA Olympics Track and Field Trials

A name not normally associated with the Olympics, the Harvard women’s track and field program made its presence felt during the trials period, as a strong contingent of student athletes competed for spots on their respective nation’s roster.

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Nikki Okwelogu

For the second straight Olympic games, the Harvard track and field program will field an athlete to represent the Crimson.

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Okwelogu Shines on International Stage in African Championships

Rising senior Nikki Okwelogu will represent Nigeria in Rio this coming August.

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Co-captains Paige Kouba and Autumne Franklin led the team to its third straight outdoor Heps title and seventh overall Heps crown (indoor and outdoor) in the past four years.

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Female Breakout Athlete of the Year Runner-Up: Paige Kouba

​Following an event win at the outdoor Ivy League championships, most track and field athletes might celebrate by kicking back and relaxing. Then again, most of these athletes are not Paige Kouba, co-captain of the Harvard women’s track and field team.

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Team of the Year: Women's Track and Field, a Crimson Dynasty

Under coach Jason Saretsky, the Harvard women's track and field has established itself as an Ivy League and national powerhouse, building an impressive reign over the top of the standings in the past five years.

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Female Performance of the Year: Nikki Okwelogu, Harvard's All-American Woman

As she has progressed through her years at Harvard, Okwelogu has set and broken many of her own records in shot put, placing her among the top competitors in the nation.

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Female Rookie of the Year: Gabby Thomas and Ngozi Musa

With times surpassing many of the older members of the team and an Olympic trial qualifying time from Thomas, these two freshmen assure the future of Harvard's women's track and field team is bright.

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Kouba's Crew

Paige Kouba capped off her four years on the women's track and field team with a qualification to Olympic trials in her hometown of Eugene, Ore. in the steeplechase.

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Franklin in Front

Sprinter Autumne Franklin '16 was one of five athletes to qualify for the USA Olympic trials this summer, finishing sixth place overall in the women's 400 meter hurdles.

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Women's Track and Field Wins Third Consecutive Outdoor Ivy Championship

Over the weekend, the Harvard women’s track and field team brought home its third consecutive outdoor Ivy League Heptagonal title. The Crimson women scored 160 total points and beat out Princeton and Cornell, who finished with 139 and 107 points, respectively.

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Okwelogu Leads Track and Field at Penn Relays

While most of the squad rested in preparation for the outdoor Ivy League championships next weekend, the Harvard track and field team sent a small delegation of athletes to the Penn Relays and Stonehill Skyhawk Invitational this past weekend. The team came home with a bevy of first-place finishes.

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Senior Autumne Franklin, shown (second from right) after a race while still an underclassman, qualified for the Olympic Trials with a 56.81 second time in the 400 meter hurdles at the Florida Relays this weekend.

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Franklin, Kouba Headline Women's Track's Qualifying Quartet for 2016 Olympic Trials

Seniors Paige Kouba and Autumne Franklin, sophomore Courtney Smith, and freshman Gabby Thomas all came away from the weekend with times that put them in the running for a bid to represent the United States this August in Rio de Janeiro.

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Women's Track and Field Co-Captains Shine With Olympic Trials Qualifying Times

​Paige Kouba, co-captain of the Harvard women’s track and field team, is no stranger to the Olympic Trials. After all, each year they’re held in Eugene, Oregon—her hometown—and Kouba has attended the last two contests as a volunteer, helping to carry gear for the athletes.