Track and Cross Country
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A program-best seven members of the Harvard Track and Field team traveled to Eugene, Or. to compete against the best of the nation in the NCAA National Outdoor Championships.
The Crimson athletes followed the trend of success that has characterized the team this year, as a school-record seven competitors qualified to the championships, which will begin on June 11th.
After finishing near the back of the pack in 2012, Harvard men's cross country co-captain Maksim Korolev made Ivy League history by finishing third at NCAAs.
While breaking over a dozen school records, the Harvard women's track and field team won both the Indoor and Outdoor Heptagonal meet titles. The men placed third at both meets, as well.
For the members of the Harvard cross country team, 2013 was the year in which they proved just how fast they could go, as both the men’s and women’s squads demonstrated that they could be competitive on the national level.
Along with the women’s team title, eight Crimson athletes earned individual titles, while several others set personal bests or added their names to the record books.
Records also fell at the Skyhawk Invite, UCSD Triton Invitational, and the OTC Elite Invitational for the Harvard men's and women's track and field teams.
Sophomore Madison Hansen took the the heptathlon title at the LSU Alumni Gold meet this weekend, setting not only a personal best, but also posting the second-best mark in Harvard history.
Records were falling all Friday and Saturday as the team split up and competed in four meets across the country.
Hosting rival Yale on Saturday at McCurdy Outdoor Track, Harvard recorded two dominant victories. The women notched an 87-54 win, while the men handed the Bulldogs a humbling 104-34 defeat.
Despite competing with a limited squad, the men’s and women’s track and field programs combined for two first-place and two second-place finishes at Dussault Outdoor Track on Saturday.
The Harvard men's and women's track and field teams combined for eight first place finishes in Houston, with the women excelling on the track and the men impressing on the field.
Seniors Maksim Korolev and James Leakos and junior Erika Veidis represented the Crimson at the national event.
After last week's success at Ivy League Championships, the Harvard track and fields teams headed to BU this weekend to compete in the ECAC and ICAAAA Championships.
Harvard has another banner to raise as the women’s track and field team took the top spot at this weekend’s Heptagonal Invitational, making the Crimson Ivy League Champions for the second year in a row.