BATON ROUGE, La. – A select group of student-athletes on the Harvard outdoor track and field team traveled to Baton Rouge, La. For the LSU Alumni Gold meet on Saturday, April 20.
Notably, Simi Fajemisin placed second in the invitational triple jump with a mark of 12.89m (42-3.50). Her finish was the best among the collegiate competitors in the event. Another notable performance was by Myles Marshall, who won the A section of the 800m, his signature event, with a time of 1:50.35 seconds.
In the women's 100m (B Section), Harvard placed three runners in the top 10. Ngozi Musa led the trio with a time of 11.79 and placing sixth, while Olivia Okoli finished in ninth and Kelisa Cain finished in 10th with times of 11.903 and 11.906, respectively.
Harvard then went 1-2 in the women's 100H (B Section), as Karina Joiner was the only runner to go below 14 seconds in the section, with her time of 13.98. She was followed by Livia Gauntlett, who crossed in second with a time of 14.15.
Sharelle Samuel then finished in third in the B section of the women's 200m. She crossed the finish line in 55.47 seconds, just .04 seconds behind her season-best.
In the men's 400H B section, Harvard placed two in the top six, as Jacob McLennan placed fourth and Taylor Brunskole sixth. McLennan crossed the finish line in third place of the first heat in a time of 53.27 seconds, while Brunskole finished in second in his heat with a new PR of 53.50. Then in the women's 400H B section, Karina Joiner paced the field with her time of 1:00.94 seconds.
Erick Duffy then placed third in the men's pole vault with a mark of 5.15m (16-10.75).
- Myles Marshall won the A section of the men's 800m with his time of 1:50.35.
- Simi Fajemisin was the top-finishing collegiate triple jumper with her jump of 12.89m (42-3.50).
- Taylor Brunskole set a new PR in the 400H with his time of 53.50 seconds.
Harvard travels down for the 125th Penn Relays from Thursday, April 25 to Saturday, April 27. Information for the broadcast of the Penn Relays can be found here.