Freshman swimmer sets records
At the University of Georgia Fall Invitational Sunday (Dec. 3), Harvard freshman Alexandra Clarke set a pair of school records to take second place in the 1,650-yard freestyle behind Minnesota’s Yuen Kobayashi. Clarke trimmed more than nine seconds off the previous school record with a time of 16:25.49 to make the NCAA’s “B” cut. Clarke also rewrote the Harvard books in the 1,000-yard free, finishing the event in 9:53.82
As a team, the Crimson completed the weekend with 298 points to finish 138 ahead of sixth-place Georgia Tech.
Eagles reign at Gordon Track
The Harvard men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams dropped their opening meets of the season to cross-town rival Boston College on Saturday (Dec. 2) at Gordon Track. In men’s competition, the Eagles captured nine of 15 events to outpace the Crimson 73-53, while the B.C. women surrendered just five of the 15 events to beat Harvard by a score of 86-41.
Both Harvard teams received a strong effort from their throwers, as six men dominated the top three spots in both shot put and weight throw. Harvard women, meanwhile, placed first, second, and third in the weight throw for nine points.
Basketball on a roll
Men’s basketball grabbed its third straight win of the season Saturday (Dec. 2) with a 76-64 victory over Colgate in Hamilton, N.Y. The win follows the Crimson’s 83-81 edging of New Hampshire in overtime on Nov. 29 and the team’s dismissal of Lehigh on Nov. 25, 83-75.
Guard Jim Goffredo ’07 and center Brian Cusworth ’07 each tallied 23 points in the win against the Red Raiders, combining for 35 points in the second half alone. On the afternoon, Goffredo shot 50 percent from behind the arc on eight tries, while Cusworth pulled down a game-high nine rebounds. The win improves the Crimson to 4-3 overall.
Meanwhile, in women’s play, Harvard picked up its first W of the season with a resounding 83-62 victory over San Jose State in Berkeley this past Sunday (Dec. 3).