Track and Cross Country
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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.
Leading the Crimson with an 18th place finish at the NCAA Northeast Regionals this weekend, junior Tom Purnell was awarded an at-large individual bid from the NCAA committee.
The men's and women's cross country teams competed at the 2014 Ivy League Heptagonal Championships this past weekend, placing fifth and seventh, respectively.
While both teams raced hard, the squad fell short of its season expectations, as the women took fifth while the men finished in seventh.
Crimson competitors headed out to the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational and Princeton Invitational this weekend.
A week after duking it out with some of the top teams in the nation at the Battle for Beantown, the Harvard men and women’s cross country teams traveled to Lehigh University to participate in the Paul Short Invitational.