Track and Field Teams Combine For 13 Event Wins at H-Y-P Meet

Senior Marlena Sabatino won the women's pole vault at the H-Y-P Meet held at Gordon Indoor Track. (Gil Talbot)

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.

Junior Ngozi Musa won the 60m dash in 7.58, competing for the second time this weekend in the event, while sophomore Micah Meekins took the win in the 200m dash (24.91).

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

The men's 4x440-yard relay team (Matt Hurst, Myles Marshall, Jovahn Williamson, and Rodney Agyare-May) closed out the meet with a convincing win in 3:16.02.

What's Next?
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.