Leading up to Friday’s annual Harvard-Yale dual cross country meet, it appeared as if neither school held a significant advantage over the other. With the Crimson and the Bulldogs near each other in the rankings, few expected either to pull off a resounding victory.
Coming into the 2011-12 season, the Harvard men’s track and field team boasted one of the strongest recruiting classes in the history of the Ivy League. Ranked No. 5 by Track and Field News, the squad’s rookies included some of the best young throwers, sprinters, and distance runners in the country.
After countless hours of training and 15 tune-up invitationals, the Harvard track and field team has finally reached the most important meet of its outdoor season: the Outdoor Heptagonal Championships.