Freshman Karina Joiner was part of Harvard's winning 4x400-meter relay team. (Gil Talbot)
BOSTON, Mass. – The Harvard track and field team capped off a busy week by sending student-athletes to compete at the Scarlet and White Invitational at Boston University.
The highlight of the day was the women's 4x400-meter relay team – Zoe Hughes, Gabby Thomas, Jade Miller, and Karina Joiner - which placed first with a time of 3:39.50, the fourth fastest time in the event in Harvard history.
Sophomore Myles Marshall neared his own personal record in the 800-meter run, winning the event by outkicking Ethan Homan of Boston University to finish first in 1:48.22, the second fastest time in school history, just .05 off his own mark.
In the women's 400-meter dash, Miller took fourth place with a time of 54.39, her best time in the event. On the men's side, James Heckendorn ran 49.33 in the event, his best time of the season, to finish 13th.
In the 60-meter hurdles, Jay Hebert placed second in the 60-meter hurdles final, finishing in 8.08 seconds. On the women's side, Karina Joiner finished eighth in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.81 seconds.
In the women's mile, Brooke Starn placed sixth with a time of 4:55.10, her best time this season.
In the 200-meter dash, Micah Meekins set a new personal record with a time of 24.94 to finish seventh.
In the women's 1000-meter run, Sarah Gillespie won the event with a time of 2:56.37.
Harvard will send student-athletes to compete at the Valentine Invitational (at BU), the Don Kirby Invitational (at New Mexico) and the Husky Classic (at Washington), with each meet taking place on Feb. 10-11.