Track and Cross Country
The tightly-contested Ivy League Championships ended with both the men and women putting on impressive performances ahead of NCAA Regionals
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.
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.
With strong runs by first-years, both the men's and women's teams have high hopes for the season.
“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.”
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 Walter W. Johnson ’71 pled guilty Monday to possession of child pornography, the United States Attorney’s office announced Tuesday.
When he lost his shoe between the 400m and 500m mark of the race, he had enough of the unnatural motion and kicked it off, exposing his bare foot to the track.
While the accomplishment is truly remarkable, Tertsch’s initial reaction was rather neutral, considering her performance.
The teams had outstanding performances this past weekend but could not improve upon their finishes from indoor season. The women’s team finished in second, while the men finished in third.
With excellent performances by the distance team this past weekend, the Crimson should be encouraged heading into Ivy Heps next weekend.