Records Fall as Track and Field Competes at TSU Relays

Photo courtesy of Tim O'Dowd
Photo courtesy of Tim O'Dowd

Barbian breaks Ivy League record in 100 meter dash.

HOUSTON – Breaking the Ivy League and Harvard record in the 100 meter dash, junior Danielle Barbian clocked a time of 11.65 in the finals to take first overall as the Harvard track and field team competed at the TSU Relays.

Junior Ashley Collinsworth also posted a blazing time in the 100m, breaking her personal best and moving to third all-time at Harvard with an 11.83 finish.  

Collinsworth, freshman Sylvia Deppen, sophomore Autumne Franklin and Barbian broke the Harvard record in the 4x100 meter relay at the TSU Relays over the weekend. The squad clocked a time of 46.27 to take first overall, defeating Minnesota (46.88).  

On the men's side, the field athletes excelled, taking first in the discus, hammer, shot put and pole vault.

On his last toss, junior Igor Liokumovich registered a throw of 49.42m (162-02) in the discus to take first overall.

Junior Ben Glauser took first in the hammer with a mark of 57.74m (189-05). Senior Dustin Brode placed third in the event with a toss of 52.41m (171-11).

Brode took first overall in the shot, measuring a distance of 17.80m (58-04.75). Liokumovich finished second in the even with a toss of 16.77m (55-00.25).

Registering a first-place finish in the pole vault, freshman Andrew Roney ascended 4.60m (15-01.00). Junior Mike Slovenski ranked sixth in the event with a mark of 4.45m (14-07.25).

Junior Mason Mason-Rodriguez and freshman Efe Uwaifo finished 2-3 in the triple jump for Harvard. Mason-Rodriguez hopped 14.77m (48-05.50), with Uwaifo registered a mark of 14.63m (48-00.00) to rank just outside the top-10 all-time at Harvard.

In the javelin, sophomore Dean Sullivan ranked second with a throw of 64.77m (212-06), his last of the day. Rookie Richard Bradley checked in at eighth with a throw of 55.35m (181-07).

Junior Jarvis Harris matched his personal best – and the top time in Harvard history – with a 14.13 time in the 110 meter hurdles. Harris finished second, as Michael Prejean of Prairie View posted a time of 14.01.

The men took third in the sprint medley with a time of 3:31.40. Harris started things off, followed by classmate Owen Laub, James Heckendorn and junior Jesaiah Coy.

Franklin and freshman Jackie Modesett went 1-2 in the 400 meter hurdles for the Crimson. Franklin finished in a time of 59.25, while Modesett crossed in 1:01.29.

In the 1600 sprint medley, Collinsworth, sophomore Christi Scott, senior Olivia Abbate and sophomore Paige Kouba posted a third-place finish with a time of 4:01.22.  

In the field for the women, freshman Raegan Nizdil tied for first in the high jump with a mark of 1.67m (5-05.75), knotting atop the field with Katie Loberg of Minnesota. Junior Ann Giebelhaus ranked eighth in the event with a hop of 1.62m (5-03.75).

Senior Adabelle Ekechukwu earned a third-place finish in the hammer with a toss of 53.91m (176-10). Junior Taylor DuPont registered an 11th-place finish with a throw of 46.29m (151-10).

Launching the javelin 42.02m (137-10), junior Hannah Mayer ranked fourth overall.  

The Crimson will be back in the Lone Star State next weekend for the Texas Relays in Austin.