CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard indoor track and field is finishing up its final preparations before the Ancient Eight converges in Cambridge for the 2019 Ivy League Indoor Heptagonal Championships on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 11 a.m. and Sunday, Feb. 24 at 10:45 a.m., live on ESPN+.
What to Know
- The men's team is returning the two-time defending Ivy Heps 800m champion Myles Marshall and the entire 4x800m relay group of Marshall, Mike Kolor, John Fish and Ryan Thrush who won the Ivy Heps title.
- The women's team is returning Ivy Heps champions Kathryn Gillespie (800m), Simi Fajemisin (triple jump) and Zoe Hughes, Olivia Okoli and Karina Joiner, who are the three returning members of the 4x400m relay team. Gillespie also holds the fastest 1000m time in the Ivy League, finishing with a 2:45.60 at H-Y-P and sits second in the mile, running a 4:42.52 at the Valentine Invite. Fajemisin looks to defend her triple jump title and has nearly a foot on second place in the Ivy League, reaching a mark of 12.84m (42-1.50).
- The trio of Ngozi Musa (7.44), Kelisa Cain (7.48) and Okoli (7.50), hold the three top times in the Ivy League this indoor season in the 60m dash, while DaLoria Boone (6th, 7.62) and Tina Martin (8th, 7.65) round out a group with five of the eight-fastest times among the Ancient Eight.
- Jovahn Williamson (47.39) and Rodney Agyare-May (48.30) have the two best times in the Ivy League in the men's 400m this season. Earlier this season, Williamson broke a Harvard indoor record that stood for nearly nine years. Agyare-May also currently stands as the top 500m runner in the Ivy League, running a time of 1:03.09 at the Scarlet and White Invitational.
- Ivy League Cross Country Champion Kieran Tuntivate has the fastest time in the Ivy League in the 3000m with his time of 7:59.78 from the Valentine Invite.
- Livia Gauntlett leads the Ivy League in the 60m hurdles, running a career-best 8.44 at the Crimson Elite.
- Donagh Mahon started the 2018-19 season strong, reaching 2.18m (7-01.75) in the high jump at the Harvard vs. Penn dual meet, the best mark in the Ancient Eight in the event.
Harvard continues its indoor season at the IC4A/ECAC Championships at BU on Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2.