Track and Cross Country


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.


Weathering the Storm

The abysmal conditions in Terre Haute, Indiana, did not stop the Crimson runners from competing in the NCAA National Championships.


Cross Country Places First in Regionals, Advancing to NCAAs

The now No. 23 Harvard men’s team and No. 25 Harvard women’s team will have the chance to compete in the nationals meet of 31 schools in Terre Haute, Indiana next Saturday, Nov. 23.


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.


German Speed

Tertsch will compete in the U23 European Championships in July.


Track and Field Finishes Strong at Ivy League Heptagonal Championships

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.


Track and Field Excels at Penn, Stonehill Before Ivy Heps

With excellent performances by the distance team this past weekend, the Crimson should be encouraged heading into Ivy Heps next weekend.


The Welshman: Freshman Thrower Eyes Big Stage

Freshman thrower Sam Welsh is no stranger to success. Coming into his collegiate career with a national title and a state record in the discus and a personal record of 59-1 in the shot put, Welsh was already one of the most decorated throwers in the country. The most surprising thing about Welsh’s success? He had never thrown in a competition until his junior year of high school.


Beginner's Luck

Freshman thrower Sam Welsh didn’t even begin his sport until his junior year of high school. He’s gone from rookie to among the top of the Ancient Eight in three years.


Track Sets Records at Harvard/Yale Meet

The Harvard/Yale meet has been going on for over a century, and both the men’s and women’s team continued the Crimson’s domination over the Bulldogs in the all-time series by coming away with a victory this year.


Pushing Ahead

Harvard men's and women's track teams clocked in strong performances at Yale.


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