CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- Minutes after celebrating her own senior night, Maya Miklos led the Crimson placing first in the women's 400m dash with a time of 55.11, a new personal best. The Crimson were home for the first time in two weeks after competing in South Carolina and New York.
In the women's pentathlon, the first event of the day, first-year Mackenzie Condon led Harvard with a seventh-place finish overall, highlighted by her fifth-place finish in the 60m hurdles (9.43). Moving into eighth all time in the Harvard record books, first-year Chet Ellis captured a new personal best and a first-place title clearing the 2.08m (6'09.75") mark. Junior Kendall Bensche placed fifth in the high jump, clearing 1.65m (5'05.00"). First-year Mayi Hughes was awarded a third-place finish in the women's triple jump, jumping 12.27m (40'03.25"). With a distance of 11.07m (36'04.00"), sophomore Obie Amudo grabbed a seventh-place finish. In the men's triple jump, sophomore Kyle Murphy was awarded a third-place finish with a jump of 15.22m (49'11.25").
Sophomore Kylie Hilton snagged a third-place finish in the women's pole vault (3.90m / 12'09.50") moving her into third all time in the record books, while junior Erick Duffy placed second in the men's pole vault (5.05m/ 16'06.75"). Junior LJ Daniel took second in the men's long jump with a distance of 7.19m (23'07.25"), marking a new personal best. Senior Simi Fajemisin jumped 5.78m (18'11.75") and junior Rachael Estell jumped 5.41m (17'09.00) to give the Crimson a 4th and 9th place finish in the women's long jump.
First-year Stephanie Ratcliffe garnered a third-place finish with a throw of 18.86m (61'10.50') in the women's weight throw, a new personal best. Ratcliffe now sits in third all time for the Crimson, just .04m away from second. First-year Sarah Omoregie placed eighth (16.04 / 52'07.50") and senior Martha Kebeh finished 14th. On the men's side, first year Alexander Kolesnikoff finished in sixth with a throw of 15.97m (52'04.75"), while junior Wesley Donhauser placed 11th (15.25m/ 50'00.00").
Sophomore Chelsea Offiaeli had a throw of 13.98m (45'10.50") in the women's shot put, placing her fourth. For the men, sophomore Sam Welsh placed first in the shot put with a throw of 15.80m (51-10.00).
In the track events, senior Livia Gauntlett and sophomore Jada Jones placed third (8.51) and fourth (8.56), followed by senior Karina Joiner crossing the finish line seventh (8.66) in the women's 60m hurdles. First-year Samuel Bennett placed second in the men's 60m hurdles, running an 8.03. With Bennett's time, he moves into third all time for the Crimson. Sophomores Katina Martin and Kelisa Cain placed fifth and sixth in the women's 60m dash, coming in at 7.51 and 7.53 seconds. First-year Collin Fullen ran a personal best 6.78 in the men's 60m dash, good enough for first place. Junior Charles Lego placed seventh in the men's 400m dash, crossing the finish line at 50.35.
- Ellis' finish in his respective event marks his fourth first-place finish in five appearances.
- Harvard honored 17 seniors, coming from eight different states and 4 different countries.
- Hilton captured a new personal best in the women's pole vault (3.90m / 12'09.50").
- Fullen's time in the 60m dash ranks him third in the Harvard record books.
Part of the squad will compete down the road at the Scarlet and White Invitational hosted by BU on Saturday, Feb. 1. The team will travel to New Haven, Conn. for the 66th edition of the Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet on Saturday, Feb. 8.