Maksim Korolev Wins NCAA Northeast Regionals

Maksim Korolev continues his stellar senior season with gold medal at NCAA Northeast Regionals. 

Bronx – Continuing his outstanding senior season, senior Maksim Korolev won the NCAA Northeast Regionals Friday afternoon at Van Cortlandt Park.

Junior Viviana Hanley paced the Crimson women, crossing the 6K finish line in 20:46.1 for 18th place. 

Korolev crossed the finish line in 30:11.6 to beat out Iona's Matt Gillespie by over seven seconds. The men finished sixth overall of 37 teams with 155 points. Syracuse (57) won the event, followed by Columbia (78), Iona (81), Providence (90) and Dartmouth (101). Senior James Leakos ranked 33rd with a time of 30:59.5 in the 10K. Junior Will Geiken (31:10.0) and sophomore Tom Purnell (31:14.0) finished 39th and 40th, respectively. Sophomore Chris Allen rounded out the top five for the Crimson with a time of 31:17.3 and a 42nd-place finish.

Harvard women also ranked sixth with a total of 211 points. Providence took first with 44 points, followed by Dartmouth (84), Syracuse (135), Cornell (154) and Boston College (169). The Crimson beat out Columbia by 17 points.

Senior Morgan Kelly took 28th overall with a time of 21:06.1. Junior Molly Renfer (21:08.4) crossed just behind to sit No. 30.  Freshman Madeleine Ankhelyi (21:38.70) and senior Emily Reese (21:56.0)  also placed for Harvard, finishing 59th and 75th, respectively.

The men clocked an average time of 30:58, while the women finished at an average rate of 21:19.

Korolev qualified for the 2013 NCAA Cross Country Championships Nov. 23 in Terre Haute, Ind., and will be a top-10 favorite at Nationals. The women's runners will hope for an at-large bid, following the conclusion of all regional championship races.