The field was ruled by sophomores. In weight throw, Gunnar Allison reached 15.53 meters, earning a bronze necklace. Classmate, sophomore Ian West cleared 4.80 meters in pole vault to grab a gold.
“Overall, it was a productive weekend,” Allison said. “The weight throw is relatively new for me so I’m working on getting more comfortable and pushing the mark as we head towards championship season. This weekend produced a lot of things for us to learn from and I’m proud of how hard the Harvard throws crew has been working.”
In pole vault, the women’s side nearly swept, claiming both second and third. Co-captain Marlena Sabatino earned the silver in a 3.80-meter jump while junior Nicole Trenchard was one step behind after the 3.70-meter finish.
Freshman Emily Johns rounded out the field performance for the women’s squad with a second place finish in her flight, the result of 12.59-meter throw in shot put.
“As a freshman, I am happy with what I have done so far and am hoping to better myself and contribute to the team even more as the season progresses,” Johns said. “The team is really strong and coming into form as we're nearing the end of the indoor season.”
Thomas earned her first of three golds on the weekend under the roof of this Crimson arena. The junior finished the 60-meter dash in 7.32 seconds, her second fastest time of the season.
“It was a tremendous honor to be given the opportunity to represent Harvard in the mile on our home track,” Fish said. “I was excited to come home with the win, but I’m already shifting my focus to a race only a few weeks away: Indoor Heps. The team has been working incredibly hard, and I’m incredibly excited to see that pay off.”
—Staff writer Cade Palmer can be reached at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @THC_CadePalmer.
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