Men's 4x400 Meter Relay Team Shatters School Record at IC4A Championships

Men's 4x400 Meter Relay Team Shatters School Record at IC4A Championships

Harvard's 4x400 relay team, including sophomore Myles Marshall, broke a 20-year school record in the event at the IC4A Championships. (The Ivy League/Sideline Sports)

BOSTON, Mass. –
The Harvard men's track and field team sent six qualified student athletes to compete at the IC4A Championships, held at the BU Track and Tennis Center.

Saturday was a historic day for Harvard's 4x400-meter relay team of senior James Heckendorn, sophomore Myles Marshall, junior Matt Hurst, and junior Alexander Moore. The quartet set a new school record, placing first in the preliminary round with a time of 3:10.84.

That time shattered a mark set by Kevin M. Johnson, Brian J. Young, Joseph R. Ciollo, and Thomas Mike III (3:13.54, 1997 Indoor Heps) that stood at Harvard for over 20 years. It is the fastest time in New England and the fastest time run by an Ivy League team this season (and fourth in Ivy history).

Marshall also competed in the 500-meter run, and had the fastest time of Saturday's preliminaries, finishing in 1:02.56, the third fastest time in school history (Marshall owns the top-3 times in Harvard history).  

Today, senior Julian Nunally placed seventh in the shotput, reaching 16.56 meters on his third throw of the day in his final indoor meet of the season.

Harvard's men's team will prepare for the spring season, which begins in two weeks, while Zoe Hughes (pentathlon), Nikki Okwelogu (shotput), Judy Pendergast (5000m), and Gabby Thomas (200m) will represent the Harvard women's team at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by Texas A&M on March 10-11.