Looking to kick off the season with a successful start, the Harvard men’s and women’s cross country teams traveled to New Haven this weekend to compete against Ivy League rivals Yale and Princeton at the H-Y-P meet.
Coming off one of the most successful seasons in program history, the Harvard men’s and women’s cross country teams enter a new season with the hopes of improving even further despite the loss of some key runners.
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.
Nine of the 22 players who started a game for the Crimson this season hail from Long Island.
Ibrahim Khan has almost single-handedly built a program which just three years ago did not exist into a national club powerhouse, all while maintaining a humble perspective on what has been an incredible journey.
In a game which saw both teams go on scoring streaks in the first half before experiencing some difficulty scoring in the second stanza, the Crimson (9-6, 4-3 Ivy) suffered a tough 9-8 loss to the Big Green (6-8, 3-4) on Senior Night.
A group of Harvard affiliates involved in the Boston sports scene, including Harvard men’s basketball coach Tommy Amaker, discussed their successes and failures in the sports community.
In one of its most important games of the season, the Harvard women’s lacrosse team survived a tough challenge from one of the Ivy League’s bottom dwellers to clinch a spot in this year’s Ivy League Tournament for the third time in the program’s history.
Despite entering the weekend behind both teams in the Ancient Eight, the No. 31 Crimson (14-6, 3-1 Ivy) swept both the Quakers (6-11, 2-2) and Tigers (12-10, 2-3) by a score of 4-0.
Harvard (5-4, 2-0 Ivy) and the Big Red (9-0, 3-0) enter the match as the two remaining undefeated teams in Ivy League play.
The Black and White, which won the regatta last year, defended its title with victories by the first varsity and second varsity eight against the local adversaries.
The Harvard men’s lacrosse team continued its perfect start to Ivy League play and defeated Dartmouth, 16-7, on Saturday afternoon at Harvard Stadium.