On This Date in DHA History - June
As the nation's oldest University and the inventor of collegiate athletics, Harvard's athletics tradition and history is unrivaled. Here we celebrate pieces of that history with a look back at what happened on this date in Harvard Athletics.
June 2, 1989 - Rainey Reigns At NCAAs
Meredith L. Rainey '90 became the first female in Ivy League history to win an NCAA individual title in any sport by running a school-record time of 2:03.90 to take first place in the 800 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Provo, Utah.
June 11, 1971 - World Series Win
Harvard won it’s first-ever College World Series game with a 4-1 victory over Brigham Young University. Pitcher William V. Kelly '71, whose two-hitter against Cornell had secured the EIBL title just weeks earlier, shut down the Cougars on four hits.
June 11, 1983 - Bringing Hardware Back to Newell
Harvard men's heavyweight crew won its first of six Cincinnati Regattas, an event which crowned the sport's national champion from 1982 until 1994. The Crimson captured the Regatta again in 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, and 1992.
June 22, 1991 - International Diplomacy
Harvard Stadium hosted the first Japanese collegiate football game ever played in the United States. Keio University, coached by the Harvard football staff, defeated Yale-led Waseda University, 21-19.
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