Chenoweth Leads Cross Country at Pre-National Meet

Daniel Chenoweth took third at the Pre-National Meet Saturday (Harvard Athletic Communications).

Senior Daniel Chenoweth crossed the line in third place, leading the Harvard men's cross country team to a 17th-place finish out of 36, Saturday at the Indiana State Pre-National Meet. The women's squad finished 16th in a field of 40 teams in a strong showing.   

Chenoweth completed the 8k course in 23:32.7, just one second behind runner-up Ryan Hill of North Carolina State. Michael Hoffman was next across the line for Harvard, running a time of 24:59.3 for a 97th place finish. Maksim Korolev finished in 99th position with a time of 25:01.4 and Aaron Watanabe took 134th with a time of 25:22.1. Kurt Ruegg was the fifth Crimson runner to finish, crossing right behind Watanabe in 135th in 25:23.3.     

Jeanna Mack was Harvard's top runner on the women's side, placing 36th overall, completing the 6k course in 21:06.9. Sammy Silva ran a time of 21:25.4 for 55th overall, and Nicole Cochran was close behind in 59th with a time of 21:26.9. Kailyn Kuzmuk ran a 22:16.5, good for 148th overall, and Kristina Funahashi finished Harvard's scorers with a time of 22:24.8, good for 169th place. The women bested a number of strong teams at the meet, including No. 27 Florida.     

Cross Country is back in action next Sunday, Oct. 24 at the Mayor's Cup on its home course of Franklin Park.

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