Track and Cross Country
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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.
Captain Erika Veidis, seen here in the Indoor Heptogonal Championships in Feb. 2013, was part of the 4 x 880 relay team that clinched the third straight Ivy League Heptagonal Championships for the women's team
Competing at home in front of a packed building, the women were able to defend their title for the second year in a row and claim the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships for the fifth time in program history.
A season filled with long trips, various records, and hours of hard work comes to fruition this weekend as the Harvard men’s and women’s track and field teams host the Ivy League Indoor Heptagonal Championships.
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.
Sophomore Nikki Okwelogu bettered her Ivy League record in the shot put for the third consecutive week at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships this past weekend.
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.