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The Harvard men's golf team battled rain, cold and poor green conditions this weekend, but couldn't manage to best Mother Nature, stumbling to a fifth place finish at the Ivy League tournament.
Harvard fell behind by 15 strokes on the first day of competition and was unable to mount a comeback.
Princeton sneaked into first place on the final day of competition with 934 strokes, while Yale, led by the indomitable Bob Heintz, took second with 937. Harvard recorded 991 for fifth place.
Nobody really played particularly well," senior Andy Chao said. "It's kind of disappointing. The golf course was wet. It was very cold, somewhat rainy. With all the long par fours, it was very tiring to play."
The Crimson's final competition is this weekend at the New England Championships. Strong Field Performances Lead Thinclads Past Yale
Women Take 14 of 17 Events
The Harvard women's track and field team picked up first place in 14 of 17 events Saturday to stomp visiting Yale, 106-34, at McKurdy Track.
The Crimson won the annual event by the largest margin in meet history.
The field squad swept the discus and the shot put, and took first and third in the hammer throw.
Captain Cathy Griffin, as usual, led the way, breaking her personal record in the hammer, with a 55.4-meter throw. Griffin also picked up first in the discus (158-feet, 2-inches), while Nicole Carkeek launched the shot 44-feet, 5.25-inches to grab the top spot.
Other strong performances came from sophomore Alais Griffin (4:41.17 seconds in the 1500-meter, 2:21.69 seconds in the 800-meter) and senior Tanya Weidinger (26.62 in the 200-meter, 59.09 seconds in the 400-meter)
Sweeney Powers Men to Win
The Harvard men's track and field pulled off a minor upset Saturday, upending Yale, 84-79, at McKurdy Track.
"It was a great day overall," Co-Captain John Oakes said. "With all the depth of our team, I hope we're going to use this [victory] as a springboard for the Heptagonals [on May 9 and 10]."
The Crimson, which has been hampered by injuries in past weeks, played to its strength, picking up big victories in the field events to take the meet.
Junior Bill Doyle won the hammer throw (and qualified for the NCAA championships) with a 199-ft. heave.
Senior Nick Sweeney threw an impressive 172-ft. to take first in the discuss. Sweeney also won the shot put and placed in the hammer. Freshman Dan Dusek won the javelin with a 197-ft. throw. CREW RESULTS
1. Harvard, 5:53.8
2. Princeton, 5:54.6
3. M.I.T. 6:10.3
1. Harvard 5:53.7
2. Dartmouth, 5:54.3
1. Radcliffe, 6:35.1
2. Dartmouth, 6:44.9
3. Syracuse, 6:56.0
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