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Williamson Breaks Records, Leads Track and Field at BU Opener

Williamson Breaks Records, Leads Track and Field at BU Opener

BOSTON - Building on his strong first year, Jovahn Williamson broke the BU Track and Tennis Center facility record and his own Harvard record in the 300-meter dash at the BU Opener, crossing the finish line in 33.75 seconds, on Saturday.

The 300-meter dash was a strong race for the Crimson as Rodney Agyare-May finished in second, crossing the finish line at 33.93 while Maya Miklos finished in second in the women's 300-meter with a time of 38.91. 

Joining Williamson, sophomore Erick Duffy paced the field in the pole vault, hitting a mark of 4.95 meters (16-2.75).

Both Kelisa Cain and DaLoria Boone improved on their qualifying times from earlier in the day, running a 7.66 and 7.79, respectively. Cain and Boone finished 2-3 in the final, crossing the finish line in 7.57 seconds and 7.67 seconds. Continuing the day for the women's sprinters, Olivia Okoli finished in second, running a 24.71 in the 200-meter dash.

Competing in the 600m for the first time, Lizzie Gummer finished in third with a time of 1:36.4.

Harvard Highlights

  • Sophomore Jovahn Williamson broke his own school record (33.96) in the 300m, crossing the finish line in 33.75 seconds. The time also broke the BU facility record set in 2016. 
  • Rodney Agyare-May is the second person in Harvard history to run the 300m in under 34 seconds with his time of 33.93. His performance moves him into second place all-time, narrowly beating Williamson's record from last year. 
  • Both Cain and Boone move onto the all-time performance list for the Crimson, with Cain moving into sixth and Boone into eighth in the 60m dash.
  • Maya Miklos moves into fourth all-time in the 300 meters, behind three previous All-Americans (Gabby Thomas '19, Autumne Franklin '16, and Jade Miller '17).

What's Next
The Crimson welcomes Ivy-foe Penn to the Gordon Indoor Track for a dual meet on Sunday, Dec. 9th.

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