MADISON, Wis. – Senior Maksim Korolev finished second out of 288 of the nation's top runners, as Harvard was the lone school to put two runners in the top-10 at the Wisconsin adidas Inviational Saturday at Zimmer Championship Course.
The Crimson men finished 13th overall (24:04 average time), as Korolev led the runners with an 8K time of 23:14, just two seconds behind winner Kemoy Campbell of Arkansas. Senior James Leakos placed 10th with a time of 23:33. Sophomore Tom Purnell posted a time of 24:10 (66th), followed by sophomore Chris Allen (24:38) and junior Will Geiken (24:43).
Paced by senior Morgan Kelly, Harvard women ranked 18th overall at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational with an average time of 21:08. Kelly crossed in 20:39 to rank 49th of 288 runners. Junior Viviana Hanley crossed in 20:55 to rank 74th. Senior Emily Reese (21:09) and sophomore Selena Pasadyn (21:21) rounded out the top four for the Crimson.
"I'm really pleased with how both of our men's and women's teams performed this weekend," said Jason Saretsky, The William W. "Bill" McCurdy Director of Track and Field/Cross Country. "This was a great step as we head into the championship part of our schedule."
At the Princeton Invitational, the Harvard women's squad placed ninth (22:42 average) and was paced by junior Molly Renfer with a fifth-place finish of 206 runners and a time of 21:41. Senior Lauren DiNicola crossed the finish line with a time of 22:33 (36th). Freshman Stephanie Deccy finished four seconds later to place 42nd. Sophomores Paige Kouba (23:01) and Emma Payne (23:35) finished 67th and 99th, respectively.
The Crimson men also ranked ninth with an average time of 24:58, as junior Adam Cotton posted a time of 24:44 to finish 42nd overall and first of the Harvard runners. Sophomore Johnny Marvin crossed just after Cotton (24:48) to place 41st of 272 runners. Junior Ryan Meehan (24:54), freshman Brandon Price (25:08) and junior Connor Reck (25:16) rounded out the top five runners for Harvard.
Harvard will be back in action on Saturday, Nov. 2, in pursuit of a men's and women's Ivy title at Heptagonals. The meet will be held at Princeton.