Track and Field Has Strong Early Outdoor Showing at Hurricane Collegiate Invite

Track and Field Has Strong Early Outdoor Showing at Hurricane Collegiate Invite

Senior Jade Miller recorded one of the fastest 400-meter hurdles times (57.20) in the nation so far this season, winning the event at the Hurricane Collegiate Invitational.

Competing against some of the top programs in the nation, the Harvard track and field team neared several school records at the Hurricane Collegiate Invitational, hosted by the University of Miami at Cobb Stadium.

Sophomore sprinter Gabby Thomas won the 100-meter dash in 11.34 meters, just .04 off her own school record in the event and the fastest 100-meter time in the East region so far in the outdoor season.

Senior Jade Miller also had a fantastic showing in one of her strongest events, the 400-meter hurdles. She placed first in 57.20 seconds, another top time in the East this season, while former Harvard teammate Autumne Franklin placed second in 58.93.

Freshman Zoe Hughes had an excellent outdoor debut in the 100 meter hurdles, placing ninth in 13.90 seconds, the fifth fastest time in school history.

Senior Julian Nunally finished fourth in the discus throw with a 161' 5" effort placed sixth in the shot put with a throw of 55' 7" on his second to last attempt.

Both Alexander Moore and James Heckendorn set new personal records in the 200-meter dash, placing 18th and 19th respectively. Moore finished in 21.89 seconds, while Heckendorn, in the same heat, was just behind in 21.91 seconds.

Harvard's two relay teams also had strong early season showings in Florida. The 4x100-meter team – Ngozi Musa, Gabby Thomas, Karina Joiner, and Jade Miller - made their outdoor debut, finishing sixth in 45.43 seconds, the third fastest time in school history.

In the 4x400-meter relay, Zoe Hughes, Gabby Thomas, Jade Miller, and Karina Joiner placed fourth in 3:42.12, another school top-10, as that was the tenth fastest time in program history.

Harvard competes at the Florida Relays (March 30-April 1) and Stanford Invite (March 31-April 1) next weekend.