CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Hosting track and field programs from around the nation at the Crimson Elite meet, Harvard men's track and field earned 66 points and the meet victory, with the women's team, led by junior sprinter Gabby Thomas, recording several strong individual performances.
In the women's 60m dash, Thomas picked up her fourth win of the season in the event, taking the final in 7.32, her second fastest time of the season.
Senior captain Jay Hebert recorded a new personal mark in the 60m hurdles in a strong field, placing sixth in the final with a 7.96 finish, the second fastest finish in the event in program history.
It was a strong day for Harvard throwers as Gunnar Allison took third place in the men's weight throw with a 15'53", while freshman Emily Johns took second place in the shot put with a 41'3.75" effort.
In the men's mile, freshman John Fish recorded his first career win, finishing in 4:22.78.
In the men's 400m dash, freshman Ryan Thrush (49.32) held off teammate and classmate Rodney Agyare-May (49.34) in his collegiate debut in the event.
Sophomore Ian West won the pole vault competition, clearing 15'9", while senior captain Marlena Sabatino placed second, clearing 12'5.5".
Harvard will send different groups to four different meets next Friday (Feb. 9), including the Don Kirby Invite, the Valentine Invite, the Husky Classic, and the Texas Tech Shootout.