Photo of Stacy Carlson (left) and Kailyn Kuzmuk (right) courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications.
NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. – The Harvard
women’s cross country team won the Iona Meet of Champions
Saturday, beating two of their Ivy rivals and surpassing nationally
ranked Wisconsin (No. 15).
Freshman Sammy Silva led the effort by winning the 6k race at Van Cortlandt Park. Her 18-second victory helped the team to its best finish at the meet in the 15-year history of the event. Sophomore Dan Stiles was the top finisher for the Crimson men who placed 14th overall.
A trio of sophomores finished closely behind Silva. Jeanne Mack placed third, while Kailyn Kuzmuk and Nicole Cochran were fifth and sixth, respectively. Rounding out the top five for the Crimson was senior Caitlin Clifford. Trailing closely behind Stiles were freshmen Kevin Sprague and Jakob Lindaas. Senior Bobby Kenney and junior Mark Hirschboeck completed the top five.
The Crimson returns to action Oct. 2 against rival Yale at Franklin Park in Boston.