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Cross Country Faces Local Foes at Brown Invitational

The Harvard men took second at the Brown Invitational (Harvard Athletic Communications).

The Harvard cross country team took on a number of local talent Friday afternoon at the Brown Invitational. The men's team turned in a second-place finish behind the host Bears, while the women placed fifth in a field of seven teams.

Freshman Paul Koullick led the men's effort with an eighth-place overall finish, turning in a time of 26:06.10 and sophomore Jakob Lindaas was right behind in ninth with a time of 26:12.60. Rookie Kellen Blumberg was the third Harvard finisher, crossing the line in 26:31.60 for 11th overall and senior Brian Hill placed 14th with a time of 26:52.30. Junior Darcy Wilson capped the Crimson finishers with a time of 27:35.10, good for 20th overall.    

Junior Kristen Jorgensen fronted the women's team, finishing 13th overall with a time of 18:18.20. Senior Eliza Ives took 15th in 18:26.70 and freshman Morgan Kelly placed 22nd in 18:36.40. Junior Alison Lee (40th, 19:34.10) and rookie Aliana Murphy (41st, 19:35.50) rounded out the Crimson scorers.

Members of the cross country team are also in action tomorrow in Terre Haute, Ind., participating in the Pre-National meet.