Senior Marlena Sabatino won the women's pole vault at the H-Y-P Meet held at Gordon Indoor Track. (Gil Talbot)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – It was a banner day for Harvard track and field, which competed in its first full field event of the indoor season, hosting the historic Harvard-Yale-Princeton Meet at Gordon Indoor Track. The women's team totaled 63 points, placing second, while the men's team also took second place with 51 points.
Women's team scores: 1) Princeton 78, 2) Harvard 63, 3) Yale 40
Men's Team Scores: 1) Princeton 99, 2) Harvard 51, 3) Yale 30
To begin the day for Harvard, in the women's pole vault, senior captain Marlena Sabatino was the last competitor standing, recording a season best mark by clearing 12'9.5" on her third attempt at that height.
Sophomore Gunnar Allison took second place in the men's weight throw with a new personal record, reaching 52'.5".
In the women's long jump sophomore Simi Fajemisin earned the win with a season best mark, reaching 18'11.25" on her third jump of the day. Sophomore Ian West placed second the men's pole vault - clearing 16'6.75" - just shy of his personal best.
Freshman Abbe Goldstein won the women's mile in her indoor season debut, taking the event in 4:49.96.
Senior captain Jay Hebert won the 60-meter hurdles with a season-best time (8.02), while freshman Erick Duffy placed second with a new personal record (8.13). On the women's side, sophomore Livia Gauntlett also notched her best mark in the event, winning the final in 8.49.
Sophomore Maya Miklos set a new personal mark in the 500-meter dash, winning the event in 1:14.07. On the men's side junior captain Myles Marshall took the win in the 500-meter run, easily winning his heat in 1:02.89.
In his indoor season debut, freshman Ryan Thrush won the 800-meters in 1:55.09.
Sophomore Michael Kolor's final lap in the 4x880-yard relay brought the crowd to its feet, as he passed Princeton runner Perrin Hagge in the final 50 meters to earn the win for Harvard in 7:43.49.
The women's 4x440 yard relay team also took victory on a great third leg by sophomore Karina Joiner, who took the lead for the Crimson to set up Micah Meekins' clinching final leg. Harvard finished in 3:50.50, with Zoe Hughes and Maya Miklos kicking things off for the Crimson
Harvard will host the Crimson Elite Meet at Gordon Indoor Track on Friday and will send student-athletes to the Scarlet and White Meet at Boston University.