Crimson staff writer
Nadia A. Fairfax
This past Friday, the No. 25 Harvard football team (2-0, 1-0 Ivy League) opened Ivy League play with a rivalry game against the Brown Bears (1-1) (0-1 Ivy League). The game ended in a victory for the Crimson, as it continued its 12-game winning streak against the Bears by a score of 34-31.
Harvard football opened its season with a bang this past Saturday, defeating the St. Thomas Tommies 45-13 at home. The game earned Harvard a spot in the FCS Top 25 rankings, claiming the 25th spot. This week, the Crimson prepare to face off Brown at Harvard Stadium on Friday night.
The Harvard football team (1-0) kicked off their 2023 season on Saturday afternoon at Harvard Stadium against the (1-2) St. Thomas Tommies. The game marked the official start of the Crimson’s 150th season, and Harvard came to play, starting off strong and scoring on its first three possessions. The Crimson finished with seven touchdowns in the 45-13 victory, Harvard’s 12th win in its season opener.
To kickoff its 150th season, the Harvard football team will face the St. Thomas Tommies (1-1) at Harvard Stadium this Saturday. The Crimson have had previous luck with its season openers, remaining undefeated the previous 11 seasons against opponents at home. Harvard heads into the 2023 season ranked fourth in the preseason poll by the Ivy League. Yale collected the number one spot, with Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) ranked third and fourth, respectively.
The Harvard track and field team sent ten athletes to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship at the University of Austin in Texas from June 7th through June 10th. Over the course of the four-day competition, the team had three individual champions and broke five school records along the way.
Harvard track and field has had a dominant three seasons this year, creating a powerhouse within its sprints and distance group. At the head of this distance dominance was sophomore Graham Blanks, a Georgia native who has taken Harvard and the Ivy League by storm.
Breaking records left and right, marking new tournament and Ivy League titles in its record book, and sending athletes across the country to take podium places at every meet, Harvard track and field has earned itself the honor of Team of Year — both on paper and in the hearts of its members — who will remember the 2022-23 season as a season like no other.
For First Time in Program History, Both Men's and Women's Track and Field Teams Crowned at Outdoor Heptagonals
Harvard track and field made program history this past weekend during the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships at the University of Pennsylvania. For the first time in history, both the men’s and women’s teams won the Ivy League title. The historic win marks the men’s team’s eleventh title, and first since 1983. The women’s team claimed their sixth outdoor championship title, along with the honor of triple-crowning.
The Harvard track and field team is gearing up for the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships, with competition beginning this Saturday, May 6th and continuing until Sunday, May 7th.
The Harvard track and field team sent athletes to three different meets this past weekend. The distance team traveled to the Sean Collier Invite at MIT and the Wake Forest Invitational in Winston-Salem, N.C., while sprinters and throwers headed down south to the LSU Alumni Gold meet. The team posted another weekend of strong results, breaking four records across the three meets.