Although this weekend's Heptagonal Championships in Philadelphia had a number of individual success stories for the Harvard men's and women's track teams, the overall final results were not what either team had hoped for.
The women did manage to avenge their loss to Yale earlier in the season, as their 95 points were just ahead of the Bulldogs' 86.
But the Crimson women weren't the only team to avenge its past defeats. For the entire season, Brown and Dartmouth had been looking up at the Crimson, who beat them to win the Indoor Heps in February and at an outdoor tri-meet in April.
This time the Bears and Big Green had the upper hand, as Brown won its second-straight Outdoor Heps with 122 points, and Dartmouth placed second with 103, eight points ahead of the third-place Crimson.
The Harvard men finished eighth out of nine teams with 47 points, just two points back of seventh-place Brown and six points back of sixth-place Dartmouth. The result was an improvement over the team's performance at Indoor Heps, but the result was still well short of pre-season expectations.
In the first crucial event of the day, the 4x100 relay, Harvard broke a ten-year old school record with a time of 46.81 seconds. It was enough to edge out the teams from Brown and Yale that had beaten the Crimson relays earlier in the year.
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