Track and Field Wraps Up Busy Weekend With Eye On Heps

Track and Field Wraps Up Busy Weekend With Eye On Heps

Harvard track and field will now prepare for the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships in two weeks. (Gil Talbot)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Harvard track and field wrapped up competition at four different meets this afternoon around the nation. At the Tyson Invitational at the University of Arkansas, senior Jade Miller finished 33rd in 200 meters in 24.67, her fastest time in the event this season. Sophomore Gabby Thomas finished seventh in the 200-meter dash in 23.57.

Freshman Simi Fajemisin took sixth place in the women's triple jump, reaching 12.34 meters, the best finish by a freshman in the event.

At the Valentine Invitational, the men's team was in action today, with junior Jay Hebert placing second in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.11 seconds. Freshman Michael Kolor ran his fastest 800-meter time (1:51.81) to place 21st in the event. Junior Malcolm Johnson placed 10th in the 60-meter dash, finishing in 6.99 seconds. Senior James Heckendorn ran his fastest 400-meter race this season, placing 19th in 48.64. Junior Alexander Moore matched his personal record in the 200-meter dash, placing 24th with a time of 22.03.

Junior Gabe Montague finished seventh in the 1000-meter run in 2:24.70, his fastest time in the event, and the fourth fastest time in school history. Sophomore Kieran Tuntivate set a new p.r. in the 3000-meter run, finishing eighth in 8:09.85.

In field events, senior Julian Nunally finished fifth in the shot put with a throw of 16.72 meters.
Senior Josh Whitener also finished fifth in the weight throw, reaching 17.78 meters.

At the Husky Classic at the University of Washington, Harvard sent a contingent of distance runners, with many competing in the 3,000-meter run. Erin Dietz had the best finish among Harvard runners, placing 58th with her 9:50.75 finish.

At the Millrose Games in New York, sophomore Myles Marshall placed eighth in the men's 1000 meter run in 2:29.23.

After a busy weekend, Harvard will now have two weeks to prepare for the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships on Feb. 25-26 in New York.