Though the Crimson's defense showed some promise, star opponents broke the team down on opening weekend.
When he lost his shoe between the 400m and 500m mark of the race, he had enough of the unnatural motion and kicked it off, exposing his bare foot to the track.
The teams had outstanding performances this past weekend but could not improve upon their finishes from indoor season. The women’s team finished in second, while the men finished in third.
With excellent performances by the distance team this past weekend, the Crimson should be encouraged heading into Ivy Heps next weekend.
Freshman thrower Sam Welsh is no stranger to success. Coming into his collegiate career with a national title and a state record in the discus and a personal record of 59-1 in the shot put, Welsh was already one of the most decorated throwers in the country. The most surprising thing about Welsh’s success? He had never thrown in a competition until his junior year of high school.
The Harvard/Yale meet has been going on for over a century, and both the men’s and women’s team continued the Crimson’s domination over the Bulldogs in the all-time series by coming away with a victory this year.
After not competing for two weeks, Harvard track and field prepares to continue its promising season against the Yale Bulldogs.
Competing all across the country, the Crimson used its performances this past weekend to gain the edge it needs going into the rest of its season.
After a dominant offensive start by the Hoyas, Harvard fell by double digits at the half. With a new defensive game plan and a switch to more inside scoring, the Crimson came back in the second half and took a one point lead before ultimately losing by a score of 70-65.
Harvard (16-13, 9-6 Ivy) dropped its semifinal contest against Penn (24-5, 13-2 Ivy) 91-62 at the Lee Amphitheatre this past Saturday night, exiting the Ivy League Tournament in the semifinals for the third consecutive year.
In a southern road trip, Harvard (14-11, 7-5 Ivy) started its weekend road trip with a tightly contested overtime loss to the Quakers (20-5, 10-2 Ivy). After the Crimson saw its three game winning streak streak fall, it ended the weekend with a hard fought 61-58 loss to the Tigers (18-9, 10-2 Ivy).
Sophomore sprinter Jovahn Williamson looks to improve on a successful freshman season this year.
With an energetic home crowd behind them, the team had a slew of strong performances. The men’s side took home third in the final team totals, while the women finished second after standout races from their hurdles, jumps, and short sprints athletes.
Harvard bounced back in thrilling fashion by upsetting Penn (16-4, 6-1 Ivy) in double overtime the following night.
Harvard will try to avenge its semifinal playoff loss from last year and get one step closer to Ancient Eight glory.
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