Junior Gabby Thomas broke her own school and Ivy League record in the 60-meter dash, winning the event in 7.26 at the Columbia Challenge. (Gil Talbot)
NEW YORK, N.Y -- Sprinters and hurdlers on the Harvard women's track and field team competed over the last two days at the Columbia Challenge held at the NYC Armory, with junior Gabby Thomas stealing the show once again for the Crimson.
Last night at the Armory, Thomas ran 7.26 for 60 meters, setting a new Ivy League record and equaling the New England record set by UConn's Trish-Ann Hawthorne (Jamaica) in 2011 - also at the Armory. Thomas broke her own school and conference record (7.29), set last year at the Ivy League Indoor Heptagonal Championships.
Thomas also won the 200-meter dash in 23.04, besting an elite field that included several of the nation's top sprinters.
In the 60-meter hurdles, sophomore Karina Joiner placed fifth in the finals, nearing her season best with an 8.49 mark.
Sophomore Simi Fajemisin placed second in the triple jump with an effort of 41'8". Sophomore Maya Miklos ran her personal best in the 400-meter dash, finishing in 56.53.
Harvard will host the H-Y-P Meet tomorrow at Gordon Indoor Track, with field events kicking off at 11 a.m.