Track and Field Men and Women Sweep Harvard-Yale Meet

Track and Field Men and Women Sweep Harvard-Yale Meet

The Crimson swept the Harvard-Yale meet for the first time since 2015. 

NEW HAVEN, Conn. –
It was a successful day for Harvard track and field at Dewitt Cuyler Field as the Crimson men and women swept the Harvard-Yale Meet for the first time since 2015. The Harvard men won by a score of 83-78, while the women's team earned a 98-61 win.

It was an impressive day across the board for Harvard, which earned wins in sprints, middle distance, distance, hurdles, and several field events.

It was an impressive showing for Harvard in the men's 400m, as the Crimson went 1-2-3 in the event with Jovahn Williamson (47.56), Myles Marshall (47.58), and Rodney Agyare-May (47.85) leading the Crimson. On the women's side - Maya Miklos won the 400m in 56.86. 

In the men's 200m, Matt Hurst (21.71) and Alexander Moore (21.88) finished 2nd and 3rd to earn four points for the Crimson.

In the women's 800m, Harvard finished 1-2-3, with Kathryn Gillespie (2:13.02), Abbe Goldstein (2:13.19) and Annika Gompers (2:15.49) helping the Crimson sweep the points.

Charles Lego (52.98) and Taylor Brunskole (55.26) went 1-2 in the 400m hurdles, while Jay Hebert placed second in the 110m hurdles in 14.52.

On the women's side, Karina Joiner (13.84), Livia Gauntlett (13.86) and Zoe Hughes (14.17) went 1-2-3 in the 100m hurdles. Joiner (1:01.89) and Lizzie Gummer (1:03.16) finished 2-3 in the 400m hurdles.

In field events, Andrew Bolze won the long jump with a 23-9 effort. Gunnar Allison won the men's discus throw with a 151-10 throw on his second-to-last effort on the day. Jason Judge also won the men's hammer (163-3). While Andrew Connolly had the top mark in the javelin (196'7").

The Harvard women also had a strong showing in field events. Kendall Bensche won the high jump (5-3¾), while Simi Fajemisin (19-11¾) narrowly edged teammate Gabby Thomas (19-11½) for the long jump win, with Rachel Estell (18-2¼) helping Harvard earn the sweep.

Emily Johns won the discus throw with a 141-7 effort on her third throw of the day. Martha Kebeh took the hammer throw (149-8), while Nicole Trenchard earned the win in the javelin (125-8).   

The Harvard women's distance runners continued their solid day, sweeping the 1500m with Goldstein (4:28.46), Gillespie (4:29.61) and Brooke Starn (4:34.23) helping the Crimson dominate the event. The Harvard men also went 2-3 in the 1500m, with Gabe Montague (3:54.89) and Tyler Spear (3:55.29) leading the Crimson.

Gillian Meeks took the 3000m (9:45.65), while Anna Juul won the women's 3000m steeplechase in 10:46.60.

Louis Colson won the 3000m in 8:30.53, with Tyler Spear taking second (8:31.73) to help Harvard tie the score late in the day on the men's side. Then the men's 4x400m relay team - Rodney Agyare-May, Myles Marshall, Jovahn Williamson, and Matt Hurst - picked up another victory in the event, clinching the meet win in 3:13.34.

What's Next
Harvard will compete at the 91st Kansas Relays next weekend.