Track and Cross Country
Months after its last competition of the 2012-2013 season, the Harvard track and field team took to the stadium once again to start off the indoor track season.
In the end, Korolev simply ran out of room to catch the defending national champion, falling just 0.4 seconds short of being the national runner-up.
Cruising to a first-place finish is by no means an easy task, especially when the fastest collegiate runners in the Northeast are racing to keep their season alive.
Co-captain Maksim Korolev may have been the first to cross the finish line at the NCAA Northeast Regionals on Friday, but his race is not over yet.
Co-captains Maksim Korolev, shown above, and James Leakos have finished either first or second in every race in which they have competed this season.
In the 2013 cross country season to date, Harvard co-captains James Leakos and Maksim Korolev have faced 798 runners in four races, held on four different courses in four different states. And in each of those competitions, the duo has found its place on the top of the leaderboard.
On Saturday, for just the fourth time in 43 years, a Harvard athlete captured the individual title at the Heptagonal Championships.
The Ivy League’s cross country teams have spent the past few months competing across the nation, but only the Heptagonal Championships this weekend brings them all together. This year, with a number of Crimson runners at their collegiate primes, the field is set for a race to the rankings—and quite possibly, the podium.
Here's this week's Quotes of the Week, the five best quotes from some of the five best sports moments of the weekend.
For the first time in program history, the Harvard men’s cross country team has earned a top-30 ranking in the USTFCCCA NCAA Division I coaches’ poll
Cross country co-captain Maksim Korolev notched a second-place finish amidst a field of 288 at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational.
The highlight for the Crimson came in the men’s race at Wisconsin.
This past weekend, the Harvard cross country team toed the line against some of the nation’s best programs at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational. Despite the deep field that included three of the top-ranked teams in the country, just two seconds separated co-captain Maksim Korolev from the individual victory.