Harvard’s Gabby Thomas is now a legend on campus. At the Ivy League Outdoor Heptagonal Championships at Franklin Field over the weekend, Thomas began the anchor leg of the 4x400m trailing Columbia by nearly three seconds. To make things more unlikely for a Crimson comeback, Columbia was anchored by Ghana Olympian Akua Obeng-Akrofi.
But that didn’t stop Thomas.
Instead, Thomas dug deep in her fourth race of the day to storm from nearly 30-meters back to edge out Obeng-Akrofi at the finish line. Thomas won by just .04 seconds.
Check out the insane finish to the race below:
What an incredible final leg of the 4x400m relay for Gabby Thomas and Harvard wins it! #GoCrimson #IvyHeps pic.twitter.com/PNT6uz6Ld1
— Harvard T&F | XC (@HarvardTrack_XC) May 6, 2018
Thomas’ final leg was a time of 49.44 seconds.
Earlier in the day, Thomas, who is a junior, won the women’s 100 meters in 11.27. She also set a meet record in the 200 meters, which comes as little surprise after previously setting the NCAA 200 meter indoor record.
Thomas will certainly be someone to watch as she enters her senior year.