Chenoweth Eyes All-America Honor at NCAA Championships

The NCAA Cross Country National Championship Meet will take place Monday, Nov. 22 (

The Particulars
Senior cross country captain Daniel Chenoweth will represent Harvard at the 2010 NCAA Cross Country Championships Monday in Terre Haute, Ind.

Follow From Home
Cross country fans can watch Chenoweth in the NCAA National Championship meet through the NCAA All Access video player, on

Dan The Man

Chenoweth is one of the most decorated Harvard men's cross country runners in recent history. The senior earned his third All-Region accolade last week thanks to a third-place finish the NCAA Northeast Regional meet in Madison, Conn. Chenoweth placed second at Heps this year and just missed out on achieving All-America status in his last two attempts at nationals. In 2009, Chenoweth placed 42nd out of 250 runners at the national meet, matching his performance from the year before.  

Last Time Out
Both Harvard men's and women's cross country teams competed in the 2010 NCAA Northeast Regional Meet, Saturday at Hammonasett Beach State Park. The men placed 12th overall out of 25 teams in the race while the women took 14th out of 25 squads.

Chenoweth continued his streak of strong results, placing third overall on the 10K course with a time of 29:51.2. As a result of his third-place finish, Chenoweth was named to the Cross Country All-Region Team for the third time in his career and earned his third consecutive automatic berth into the field at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, Nov. 22 in Terre Haute, Ind.

Junior Michael Hoffman was the second Harvard finisher, placing 59th overall with a time of 31.28.5. Freshman Kurt Ruegg led a trio of freshmen finishers, taking 66th in the race with a time of 31:32.9. Classmates Aaron Watanabe (32:08.5) and Maksim Korolev (32:09.6) were the final two Crimson finishers, placing 99th and 100th, respectively.

Harvard Men at IC4As 
A strong team effort which saw four of the five Harvard scorers land within the top 40, led the Harvard men's cross country team to a third place tie at the IC4A Championships Saturday at Van Cortlandt Park. Harvard finished with 147 points on the day, tied for third with Central Connecticut State and just six points behind second-place Duquesne in the men's championship division.    

A trio of freshmen finished 1-2-3 for the Crimson in the race with rookie Maksim Korolev leading the way with a time of 25:23.8 in the five mile course. Korolev wrapped up his strong freshman campaign with a 12th-place finish at the race to front the Crimson effort. Aaron Watanabe was next for Harvard, placing 27th in 25:37.6 and Kurt Ruegg was right on his tail in 28th, running a time of 25:38.0.   

Junior Michael Hoffmann was the fourth Crimson runner across the line, turning in a time of 25:51.2 for a 38th-place finish and freshman Kellen Blumber rounded out Harvard's scorers with a 42nd-place finish, posting a time of 25:54.8. Duke captured the men's championship crown after placing four runners in the top ten.