Cross Country Heads to Wisconsin adidas Invitational, Princeton Invite
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard cross country splits up this weekend, as 16 student-athletes will head to Wisconsin adidas Invitational and the remainder of the squad will head to the Princeton Invitational.
On the men's side, Chris Allen, Will Geiken, Lukas Gemar, Maksim Korolev, James Leakos, Nephat Maratim, Thomas Purnell and Kurt Ruegg will head to the fifth-annual Wisconsin adidas Invitational for an 8K race. For the women, Madeleine Ankhelyi, Sarah Gillespie, Jen Guidera, Viviana Hanley, Morgan Kelly, Caroline Marshall, Selena Pasadyn and Emily Reese are set to compete in the 6K race.
The Crimson will face 36 men's teams and 37 women's teams at the Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course, which opened in 2009 and is located adjacent to University Ridge Golf Course in Madison. The men begin at 11 a.m., while the women will start at noon Saturday.
There will be a live stream available on Flotrack.
The Harvard runners headed to Princeton will face 30-plus teams Saturday, as the women's 6K championship race starts at 10:30 a.m. and the men are set to race in the 8K championship race at 11:15 a.m.
Binghamton, Brookdale, Buffalo, Columbia, Cornell, Duquesne, George Mason, Hartford, Harvard, Iona, La Salle, Lehigh, Marist, UMBC, Maryland, Marywood, Mercer County CC, Moravian, Monmouth, NJIT, Penn, Rider, Rutgers, Sacred Heart, Sarah Lawrence, Scranton, St. Joseph, Springfield, Stony Brook, Swarthmore, Villanova, Wilmington and Widener
West Windsor Field
Last Time Out
After winning the 40th-annual Paul Short Invitational with the second-fastest time in course history, senior James Leakos was named an honorable mention USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week.
Leakos led Harvard cross country to an impressive fourth-place showing of 47 teams at the Paul Short Invitational. The women placed seventh overall of 47 teams at the race, paced by senior Emily Reese (20:42).