Doing just as well on the West Coast as they tend to do on the east, Harvard's sprinters had a standout weekend. The women's 4x100 team finished in 44.87 seconds, the second-fastest time in conference history.
The women's golf team took second at the Ivy League Tournament in Orlando. The finish broke up a string of five straight Ivy championships for the squad.
After teaming up seven days ago to defeat Oxford and Cambridge, the Harvard and Yale track teams were rivals once again for the 115th rendition of their annual dual meet on Saturday.
On March 31 at the Florida Relays, the sophomore ran a 200-meter dash in 22.60 seconds, tied for the fastest outdoor time in 2017.
The only thing better than one champion is two, just ask the Harvard women’s golf team. In their second invitational of the spring season, the team picked up their second consecutive individual gold medal. Well actually, they picked up their second and third. Sophomores Anna Zhou and Michelle Xie tied each other for the Naval Academy’s Golf Invitational gold medal.
In May of 1899, the Presidents of Oxford and Cambridge Universities in England formally challenged the Harvard and Yale track teams to a meet. 12 consecutive losses to their American rivals and over a century later, they’re probably wishing they hadn’t.
Entering its second tournament of the spring season, the Harvard women’s golf team traveled down to Osprey, Fla. to participate in the Ivy-heavy Harvard Invitational. Hosted by the team on the 72-par, three round Heron Course at the Oaks Club, the tournament took place over the course of Saturday and Sunday.
For the second straight weekend, members of the Harvard Track and Field team traveled down to Florida for an outdoor meet. This time, they left with a new record in the 100-meter dash, as sophomore Gabby Thomas clocked the fastest collegiate time at the meet.
Traveling to the Hurricane Collegiate Invitational on Saturday, the Harvard track and field team traded Boston’s gloomy weather for some Florida sunshine, and, along the way, some old personal records for some new ones as well.
For the Harvard track and field team, there’s no such thing as spring break. Only five days after the NCAA Indoor Championships earlier in the week, the teams were back at it again with two meets commencing the start of the outdoor season.
For the group of Harvard representatives, the meet was a successful one overall, with three participants placing in the top 11 of their respective events and those same three going home with All-American awards.
Traveling to the Boston University Track and Tennis Center for the ICAAAA Championships, the quartet—junior James Heckendorn, sophomore Myles Marshall, junior Matt Hurst, and junior Alexander Moore—didn’t just beat the Crimson 4x400 record, it destroyed it.
This weekend, adding to an era of dominance that precedes even the most senior members of the squad, the Crimson traveled to the NYC Armory in New York and handedly brought home a fifth consecutive crown. While the women’s team dashed the next closest competitor, Penn, by 19.67 points to claim first place, the men placed sixth, falling one spot from their 2016 finish of fifth.
Experience being the best teacher, the Harvard track and field team is trying to get as much of it as possible with a mere two weeks left until the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships. Friday’s and Saturday's competitions represented the final weekend of meets before the make-or-break event.
The Ivy Heptagonal Championships looms just three weekends away, so the Crimson Elite stood as the final competition for seniors in Cambridge.