Three Crimson Runners Earn All-Ivy Leauge Honors at Heps

Photo courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications.

Three members of the Harvard cross country teams earned All-Ivy League honors based on their performances at the 2009 Ivy League Heptagonal Championships last Friday. Two Crimson runners earned a spot on the first team, while the other made the second team.

Junior Daniel Chenoweth won the men’s 8k race to earn first-team honors. The Geneseo, Ill., native clocked in at 25:09.0 to become the first Harvard champion since Ian Carswell in 1995. This Chenoweth’s second straight All-Ivy honors in cross country, as he earned a spot on the second team a season ago. He is a four-time All-Ivy League recipient in cross country and track and field.

Junior Claire Richardson is a first-team All-Ivy League recipient for the second year in a row. She finished sixth at the 2009 Heps with a personal best 17:28 to help the Crimson to a runner-up finish in the team race, its best finish in 14 years. The St. Paul, Minn., native is a five-time All-Ivy League honoree in cross country and track and field.

Freshman Sammy Silva earned a spot on the second team with her 12th-place finish. The La Mesa, Calif. ran a personal best 17:53.7. It’s the first time since 1985 that the Crimson have had two finishers in the top 14.

The Crimson will race at the 2009 NCAA Northeast Regional Nov. 14 at Franklin Park in Boston, Mass.