The Harvard softball team stayed in contention for an Ivy League Championship Series bid as it tripped up to Providence, R.I., and swept Brown in a three-game weekend series, putting the Crimson second in the Ivy North Division behind only Dartmouth. The three victories extended Harvard’s Ivy win streak to five consecutive games. The Crimson’s away record improved to 7-5 as well.
Last July, only one Harvard athlete qualified for multiple events at the U.S. Olympic Trials. Her name was Gabby Thomas. At the time, she was barely finished her freshman year in Cambridge. “It’s something that’s hard to do when you’re at her level," said freshman and fellow sprinter Karina Joiner. "Being able to come back to college, after national meets and all the events, and still being so chill.”
In Providence, R.I., Harvard softball stayed in contention for an Ivy League Championship Series bid as it swept Brown in a three-game weekend series, putting the Crimson second in the Ivy North Division behind only Dartmouth. The three victories extended Harvard’s Ivy League winning streak to five consecutive games.
Rebecca Nadler '14 will become the first Harvard skier to be chosen to the newly created William S. Broadbent Family Harvard Skiing All-Time Team. She will be honored later this year.
Senior Marisa Romeo from women's lacrosse and sophomore Gabby Thomas from women's track and field bring home this week's Athlete of the Week honors.
The Crimson looks to bounce back from a 1-6 showing in Hawaii at the Rainbow Wahine Classic as it begins conference play against Columbia and Penn.
The Harvard-Radcliffe heavyweight crew team opened its 2017 spring season with races against No. 2 Ohio State and No. 4 Michigan. Though the Radcliffe first and second varsity eights lost to both rivals, the Black and White's third varsity boat claimed victory over its two opponents.
Finishing with the seventh-fastest overall time in the semifinals, Thomas became the first woman from the Ivy League to ever advance to the 200-meter dash final at indoor NCAAs.
Despite facing a 10-6 deficit in the first half, the Crimson fought back to force overtime. However, the come-from-behind effort proved fruitless, as the Orange triumphed, 17-16.
In an afternoon matinee at Jordan Field, the Crimson defeated Ohio State with an emphatic 13-7 victory. The win was the third straight for a Harvard team that has won four of its first five games for the second consecutive season.
Following an historic Ivy League Heptagonal Championship, the Harvard women’s track and field team will travel to College Station as Texas A&M hosts the NCAA Indoor Championships this Friday. Representing the Crimson in the two-day event will be senior Nikki Okwelogu, sophomore Gabby Thomas, and freshmen Zoe Hughes and Judy Pendergast.
Following two strong opening wins by seniors Dileas MacGowan (No. 9) and Katie Tutrone (No. 6), Leonard came back from a 6-10 deficit in the fifth set, winning six consecutive points for an emphatic 12-10 win in the deciding match for Harvard to gain a three match advantage.
The defeat came in five sets against Princeton, while the victory came in a Saturday sweep of NJIT.
During her sophomore season, the attacker suffered a torn ACL and MCL. Even so, Romeo has been the team’s top scorer and an All-Ivy player in each of her three years.