First-year Garrett Sharp on football field.

Defensive back Garrett Sharp ’24 does an end-of-practice drill with his teammates at sunup in Harvard Stadium.

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Campus & Community

Working it out

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Student athletes get back on field with new goals in sight

Garrett Sharp ’24 can’t wait to play football for Harvard, but these days the first-year is just happy to be able to get to know and work out with teammates.

“All the guys bring great energy to every workout that contributes to an environment in which we can get better,” said the defensive back, who was among the student-athletes on campus to begin team workouts in late October. The teams, including lacrosse, soccer, water polo, and tennis, focused on strength and conditioning.

Fall lacrosse practice.
Fall lacrosse practice.

Lacrosse head coach Gerry Byrne instructs first-year players. Lacrosse is among the teams to begin workouts at the stadium.

Photos by Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer

Sharp, who is from Carmel, Ind., said COVID rules, such as mandatory masks and social distancing, don’t hinder the exercise regimens.

“The workouts are great every single day. While it is not normal times, I do not really notice the regulations anymore as they have just become the norm,” he said. “The team has adapted to the constraints and still finds a way to improve. Everyone still actively gets better.”

Throughout Sundays in November, the network NESN will showcase classic Crimson games from the past four years. At 5 p.m. Nov. 8, it’s women’s basketball, Crimson vs. Princeton, Feb. 24, 2018. For a complete listing, visit the website.

— Jill Radsken