Track and Cross Country


Pure Power

The determination is evident in Alexander Kolesnikoff's face as he prepares to uncork the 16-pound iron shot put.


Uncharted Territory: Cross Country Runners Relocate to High Altitude for High-Volume Training

The team hopped on a Zoom call over winter break and decided that they had to meet up somewhere. Training alone, scattered across different time zones, was too difficult for student-athletes to keep up their training volume and simply ruined team morale.


Triumph

Junior distance runner Abbe Goldstein crosses the relay finish line with a comfortable margin, showing the speed that helped her qualify for NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.


No Shoe, No Problem: Kieran Tuntivate, Male Athlete of the Year

On the second day of the Valentine Invitational at nearby BU, a Harvard runner would make history. Senior cross country and track star Kieran Tuntivate broke the once unthinkable four-minute barrier in the mile, crossing the finish line in 3:57.36.


All Smiles

Senior Kieran Tuntivate is all smiles because he can run a sub-four-minute mile.


Setting Her Own Pace: Abbe Goldstein, Comeback of the Year

For Harvard distance runner Abbe Goldstein, the abrupt end to her junior track and field season due to COVID-19 did little to diminish the sweeping success of her 2020 campaign. Goldstein enjoyed a breakthrough performance on the track, and her work ethic, optimism, and resiliency have led to triumph off of it as well.


Men's and Women's Track and Field Put Up Performances for the Record Books in Two Different Meets

This past weekend, Harvard Track and Field split their efforts, with part of the team competing in the Valentine Invitational at nearby Boston University and part of the team competing at the Tiger Paw Invitational in Clemson, South Carolina. Crimson records were tested and broken on the long weekend, as a pair of Havard runners from both the men’s and women’s sides had incredible performances in the mile.


Record Books

Senior Kieran Tuntivate led the way for the Crimson, shattering Harvard records with a sub-four-minute mile, good for the fifth-best time in all of the NCAA this year.


Cross Country Caps Season at NCAA National Championships

Down in a cold and rainy Terre Haute, Indiana, the Harvard Men’s No. 23 Women’s No. 25 Cross Country teams wrapped up their outstanding seasons in the NCAA nationals race. The men’s team pulled out their best performance since 1968 finishing in 15th place while the women’s team finished in 31st concluding a historic year for the cross country program as a whole.


Juul

Anna Juul led the pack for the Crimson at Regionals.


Cross Country Races Nation’s Best at Nuttycombe Invitational

Harvard men’s and women’s cross country posted mixed results on Friday in the prestigious Nuttycombe Invitational, a race considered by many to be the most competitive regular season meet in the nation.


Cross Country Finishes Fourth in Battle for Beantown

Down in Franklin Park, some 30 minutes from the Harvard campus, both Crimson teams placed fourth in the Battle for Beantown, their best finishes since the tournament’s inception in 2013.


Men's and Women's Cross Country Find Budding Success at Beantown

With strong runs by first-years, both the men's and women's teams have high hopes for the season.


Cross Country Falls in Yale Dual Meet

“The result actually gives us confidence because we were in a super tough training block and knew we were tired going into the race,” said Meeks on the result. “Even on tired legs the fact that we kept the end really close is encouraging for future races.”


Women Bring Home First Place at Cross Country's Bid in the Bronx

The women captured first place in the Fordham Fiasco, and the men rested top runners but learned insights on an important technical course which they will see later on in the season.


Former Harvard Track Coach Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

Former Harvard track coach Walter W. Johnson ’71 pled guilty Monday to possession of child pornography, the United States Attorney’s office announced Tuesday.


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