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Track and Cross Country

Female Performance of the Year: Nikki Okwelogu, Harvard's All-American Woman

As she has progressed through her years at Harvard, Okwelogu has set and broken many of her own records in shot put, placing her among the top competitors in the nation.

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Track and Cross Country

Team of the Year: Women's Track and Field, a Crimson Dynasty

Under coach Jason Saretsky, the Harvard women's track and field has established itself as an Ivy League and national powerhouse, building an impressive reign over the top of the standings in the past five years.

Track and Cross Country

Female Breakout Athlete of the Year Runner-Up: Paige Kouba

​Following an event win at the outdoor Ivy League championships, most track and field athletes might celebrate by kicking back and relaxing. Then again, most of these athletes are not Paige Kouba, co-captain of the Harvard women’s track and field team.

Track and Cross Country

Women's Track and Field Wins Third Consecutive Outdoor Ivy Championship

Over the weekend, the Harvard women’s track and field team brought home its third consecutive outdoor Ivy League Heptagonal title. The Crimson women scored 160 total points and beat out Princeton and Cornell, who finished with 139 and 107 points, respectively.

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Track and Cross Country

Okwelogu Leads Track and Field at Penn Relays

While most of the squad rested in preparation for the outdoor Ivy League championships next weekend, the Harvard track and field team sent a small delegation of athletes to the Penn Relays and Stonehill Skyhawk Invitational this past weekend. The team came home with a bevy of first-place finishes.

Track and Cross Country

Women's Track and Field Co-Captains Shine With Olympic Trials Qualifying Times

​Paige Kouba, co-captain of the Harvard women’s track and field team, is no stranger to the Olympic Trials. After all, each year they’re held in Eugene, Oregon—her hometown—and Kouba has attended the last two contests as a volunteer, helping to carry gear for the athletes.

Track and Cross Country

Athlete of the Week: Thomas Qualifies for 2016 Olympic Trials in 200-Meter Dash

This past weekend at the Raleigh Relays in Raleigh, N.C., Thomas set three new Ivy records, the most notable being a then-NCAA best time of 23.18 seconds in the 200-meter dash—good enough to automatically qualify for the 2016 Olympic Trials.

Track and Cross Country

Records Fall at the Raleigh Relays for Track and Field

Continuing its blazing outdoor season, the Harvard women’s track and field team set three new Ivy and five school records this weekend at the Raleigh Relays.

Track and Cross Country

Nikki Okwelogu, Gabby Thomas Shine for Track in TCU Invitational

The Harvard track and field team kicked off its outdoor season this past weekend with a bevy of strong individual performances at the TCU Invitational.

Track and Cross Country

BRIEF: Record Breaking Performances for Track at IC4A/ECAC Championships

​The Harvard track and field team set a number of personal bests and Ivy League records at the IC4A/ECAC Championships, hosted Saturday and Sunday at Boston University. Only 12 Harvard athletes were chosen to compete at the event, which featured athletes from more than 40 schools across the region.

Track and Cross Country

Women's Track and Field Wins Fourth Straight Ivy Championship, Men Come in Fifth

This weekend, the Harvard women brought home its fourth straight Ivy Championship—capping off an undefeated indoor Ivy career for the team’s seniors. Meanwhile, the men tied their result from last year by rallying near the close of the meet to a fifth-place finish.

Track and Cross Country

Track and Field Places Second at HYP Meet

Led by strong performances from freshman Gabby Thomas and sophomore Jay Hebert, the Harvard track and field teams set a number of personal records at the annual HYP meet this weekend.


NOTEBOOK: Defense Scuttles Strong Offensive Performance by Women's Basketball

It was game of runs on Tuesday night for the Harvard women’s basketball team, who lost at home, 85-81, against Eastern Michigan on Tuesday night. Despite setting a number of season highs on the offensive end of the ball, the Crimson struggled on the defensive end, ultimately leading to a loss in the high-scoring affair.

Women's Swimming

Women's Swimming and Diving Breaks Program Records Over Invitational Weekend

The Harvard women’s swimming and diving team took home two school records and a plethora of wins in both swimming and diving this weekend, as the team faced off against competitors across the nation.

Men's Swimming

Harvard Continues To Increase Recruiting Power in the Pool

Slowly but surely, Harvard has become an annual recruiting powerhouse in men’s swimming, often attracting athletes away from its well-established counterparts on the West Coast.