Runners, throwers, jumpers take second, third at HYP meet
The Harvard men’s and women’s track and field teams placed third and second, respectively, in the annual Harvard-Yale-Princeton tri-meet this past Saturday (Feb. 16) at Yale.
Senior Chris Green ran a personal best for a second-place finish in the 1,000 meters to pace the Harvard men. His time of 2:27.15 qualified the senior for the IC4A Championships next month at BU.
In the women’s competition, the Crimson fell just four points shy of Princeton to nearly pull off an upset of the favored Tigers. Seven Crimson student-athletes earned ECAC qualifying marks, including senior co-captain Molly Boyle, who captured the weight throw with a personal best of 16.25 meters to narrowly edge Princeton Tiger Thanithia Billings’ effort of 16.24 meters.
Men’s squash takes fourth at CSA National Team Championships
The No. 4 Harvard men’s squash team suffered a 9-0 blanking at the hands of Trinity and a 6-3 setback opposite Yale to finish in fourth place at the CSA National Team Championships this past Feb. 15-17 at home.
The young Crimson squad (the 14-member team features just three juniors and no seniors) finishes its team season ranked fourth in the country. Harvard, which placed third in the Ivy League with a 4-2 conference mark, will close out its season at the CSA Individual Championships beginning Feb. 29.
Operation playoffs: Mission getting accomplished for Crimson hockey
Freshman Pier-Olivier Michaud tallied his first two goals of his collegiate career to pace the Harvard men’s hockey team past ECAC rival Quinnipiac, 4-1, on Sunday (Feb. 17). The victory marked the Crimson’s second over the weekend (the team edged Princeton, 3-2, on Feb. 16) to help Harvard to a fifth-place tie with Union and Yale in league standings.
This weekend, Harvard (11-11-3, 9-7-2 ECAC) will look to move up to fourth place to secure the accompanying first-round playoff bye when the Cambridge club hosts Yale and Brown on Feb. 22 and 23, respectively.
Against the No. 16 Bobcats, Michaud’s classmate Matt McCollem fired a one-timer in the opening period to commence Harvard’s onslaught of four unanswered goals. Meanwhile, sophomore keeper Kyle Richter recorded 37 saves in the win.
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