Theresa C. Hebert
This year, Harvard looks to capitalize on the momentum from the second half of the 2013 campaign.
At the end of the 2012-2013 season, the Harvard men’s swimming and diving team was hungry for more. But in 2014, the Crimson finally reached the top.
He may have been one of the youngest members of the Harvard men’s swimming and diving team but that didn’t stop freshman Eric Ronda from making a splash in his rookie year. In his inaugural season for the Crimson, Ronda quickly adjusted to the fast-paced tempo of collegiate swimming.
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.
Despite a strong first period, the Crimson (12-14, 1-1 CWPA) was unable to keep up with Brown (14-12, 2-0), losing to the Bears by a final score of 13-9.
The Harvard men’s swimming and diving program has touched the wall on its 2013-2014 season as six swimmers and one diver competed this weekend in the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas. Junior diver Mike Mosca was the top performer of the weekend, earning an All-American title.
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.
Though he’s the shortest member of the March Madness bound Crimson at just 5’11”, what Matt Fraschilla lacks in height he makes up for in work ethic.
Seniors Maksim Korolev and James Leakos and junior Erika Veidis represented the Crimson at the national event.
The Harvard men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs proved their dominance within the Ivy League with their individual league championships but in the upcoming weeks, a few Crimson athletes will have the chance to represent Harvard on a national scale.