2019-20 Track and Field News

  • Kieran Tuntivate Breaks the Men’s Mile Record; Track and Field Closes out the Tiger Paw and Valentine Invitationals
    February 15, 2020
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- Senior Kieran Tuntivate broke the Harvard all-time record in the men’s mile at the Valentine Invitational, crossing the finish line at 3:57.36. Tuntivate’s time places him second in the Ivy League all-time record books, and ranks him fifth in the NCAA.
  • Track and Field Competes in day one of Tiger Paw, Valentine Invitationals
    February 14, 2020
    CAMBRDIGE, Mass.- The Harvard track and field team had a busy day, competing at the Tiger Paw Invitational in Clemson, S.C., and the Valentine Invitational in Boston, Mass. Both men’s and women’s events were contested in Clemson, although no Harvard men competed in any scheduled events. At the Valentine Invitational, only women’s events were contested at BU. All men’s events at BU are scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday 15.
  • Track and Field Set for Tiger Paw, Valentine Invitationals This Weekend
    February 12, 2020
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- The Harvard track and field team returns to action this weekend, competing in a pair of two-day meets. Part of the team will head to Clemson, S.C. for the Tiger Paw Invitational, while the others are set to compete at the Valentine Invitational at BU. Both meets will be contested Feb. 14-15.
  • Women's Track and Field Places Second, Men Place Third in Annual H-Y-P Meet
    February 08, 2020
    NEW HAVEN, Conn.- The Harvard track and field team competed at the annual H-Y-P Meet on Saturday, contested at Coxe Cage in New Haven, Conn. The women's team placed second earning 58 points, while the men placed third earning 28 points.
  • Indoor Track and Field Sets Sights on Annual H-Y-P
    February 05, 2020
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- Following a weekend full of personal-bests and record-breaking performances, the Harvard indoor track and field will return to competition this Saturday, Feb. 8 in New Haven, Conn. for the historic Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet. This weekend’s competition marks the 66th year of H-Y-P.
  • Kieran Tuntivate Breaks the Harvard and Ivy League Record in the Men’s 3000m Run
    February 01, 2020
    BOSTON, Mass.- Senior Kieran Tuntivate broke both the Harvard and the Ivy League record in the men’s 3000m run this afternoon at the Scarlet & White Invitational. His time of 7:49.15 is over two seconds faster than the previous record holder, Harvard alum Makism Korolev ‘14 (7:51.52). Before today’s race, Tuntivate sat in fourth in the Harvard record books.
  • Maya Miklos Celebrates Her Own Senior Night Placing First in the 400m Dash
    January 31, 2020
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- Minutes after celebrating her own senior night, Maya Miklos led the Crimson placing first in the women’s 400m dash with a time of 55.11, a new personal best. The Crimson were home for the first time in two weeks after competing in South Carolina and New York.
  • Cross Country Men and Women earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors
    January 30, 2020
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- Harvard cross country was honored for its achievements in the classroom for the 2019 season by the USTFCCCA, capturing both individual all-academic honors as well as all-academic team honors. Both teams were given all-academic team honors, while eight student-athletes were given all-academic individual honors.
  • Track and Field Returns Home to Host Crimson Elite, Travels to BU
    January 28, 2020
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- Harvard track and field will return home this weekend to host the Crimson Elite Meet on Friday, Jan. 31 at the Gordon Indoor Track. Following the home meet, the team will head down the road to compete at the Scarlet and White Invitational hosted by BU on Feb. 1.
  • Men’s Track and Field Places Third in the Columbia Challenge; Women Place Fourth
    January 25, 2020
    NEW YORK, N.Y.- Seniors Kieran Tuntivate and Will Battershill led the Crimson in day two of the Columbia Challenge, placing first and third in the men’s mile run. Tuntivate (4:06.60) and Battershill (4:08.60) both ran personal bests, with Battershill crushing his previous record by over 10 seconds. The men’s team finished the meet in third place with 59 points behind UCLA and Connecticut. The women’s team placed fourth with 48.1 points.
  • Kelisa Cain Finds Her Way into the Ivy League Record Books
    January 24, 2020
    NEW YORK, N.Y.- Harvard track and field sophomores shined in day one of the Columbia Challenge, highlighted by a second-place finish from Kelisa Cain in the women's 60m dash. Cain ran a personal best of 7.36 seconds, which ranks her second in the Ivy League record books. At the end of day one, the men's team sits in fourth-place with 19 points, while the women are in fifth with 23.5 points.
  • Track and Field Readies for Dr. Sander Invitational Columbia Challenge
    January 22, 2020
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- Harvard track and field returns to competition at the Dr. Sander Invitational Columbia Challenge this weekend at Armory Track in New York, N.Y., on Jan. 24-25. The Crimson last competed in the Columbia Challenge during the 2017-18 season.
  • Track and Field Finds Success at Clemson, BU Multi Team Meet
    January 18, 2020
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- The Harvard track and field team split up for the day, competing in both the Clemson Invitational and the BU Multi Team Meet. Six athletes placed first in their respective events between the two meets, including a first-place victory from first-year Chet Ellis in the men’s long jump with a winning jump of 2.06m (6-09.00).
  • Harvard Track and Field Competes at Clemson Invitational, Jovahn Williamson Breaks His Own School Record in 400m
    January 17, 2020
    Clemson, S.C.- Junior sprinter Jovahn Williamson led Harvard track and field in the first day of the Clemson Invitational, breaking the indoor school record in the 400m by crossing the finish line in 47.29 seconds. The new school record is a tenth faster than the previous record, which Williamson set himself in the 2018-19 season.
  • Track and Field Set for Clemson, BU Meets This Weekend
    January 15, 2020
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- Harvard track and field returns to action this weekend, competing in a pair of meets. Part of the team will head to Clemson, South Carolina for the Clemson Invitational from Jan. 17-18 while the others will head to the Multi Team Meet at BU on Jan. 19.
  • Track and Field/Cross Country Teams Co-Host Annual Banquet
    January 14, 2020
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Following competition at the Harvard Multi Meet and Beantown Challenge, the Harvard track and field and cross country teams co-hosted a celebratory banquet Saturday evening at the Harvard Club of Boston, recognizing the accomplishments of the 2019 calendar year. At the banquet, event coaches handed out the program’s awards, with the Men’s McCurdy Beyond the Call of Duty (MVP) awards going to Myles Marshall ’19 and junior Jovahn Williamson. Junior Simi Fajemisin was named as the Leslie Cooper Golemme ’86 Women’s Most Outstanding Performer. A full list of award winners can be seen below.
  • Women’s Indoor Track and Field Captures Beantown Challenge, Men Place Second
    January 11, 2020
    Hitting the track and field for the first time in 2020, the Harvard men’s and women’s indoor track teams competed at the Beantown Challenge and Harvard Multi Meet over the weekend, both contested on the friendly confines of the Gordon Indoor Track.
  • Around the Yard: LJ Daniel
    January 08, 2020
    LJ Daniel, Junior, Men's Track and Field
  • Indoor Track & Field Returns to Action with Beantown Challenge, Harvard Multi Meet
    January 07, 2020
    Returning to action for the first time in 2020, the Harvard men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams will compete at the Beantown Challenge and Harvard Multi Meet, both to be contested at the Gordon Indoor Track this weekend (Jan. 10-11). Saturday’s competition will be broadcast on ESPN+ and a full schedule of events can be found below.
  • Tuntivate Sweeps Distance Events at Southeast Asian Games
    December 09, 2019
    Racing in both the 5,000m and 10,000m events, Harvard senior distance runner Kieran Tuntivate swept the Southeast Asian Games over the weekend, winning a pair of gold medals while representing Thailand.
  • Men’s & Women’s Indoor Track and Field Starts Season with Victories at Crimson Opener
    December 07, 2019
    The Harvard men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams opened their seasons Saturday, with both teams beating visitors Northeastern, Albany and Ivy League foe Dartmouth. The men scored 33 team points, edging Northeastern’s 30. The women’s team ran away with the meet, scoring 42 points, besting Albany’s 29.
  • Indoor Track & Field Launches Season with Crimson Opener
    December 04, 2019
    The Harvard men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams will get the 2019-20 season underway this weekend with the Crimson Opener at the Gordon Indoor Track on Sat., Dec. 7. Field events will begin at 12:30 p.m. while running events will start at 3:00 p.m. Four teams will compete, as Harvard will host Ivy League foe Dartmouth in addition to Northeastern and Albany.
  • Track and Field Visits Local Schools as Part of Crimson Reading Program
    November 12, 2019
    Recently, members of the Harvard track and field team visited three local schools to participate in the Crimson Reading Program.
  • Around the Yard: Kylie Hilton
    October 22, 2019
    Kylie Hilton, Sophomore, Women's Track and Field
  • Track and Field Releases 2019-2020 Slate
    October 09, 2019
    The Harvard men’s and women’s track and field teams have announced their upcoming season’s schedule, according to Jason Saretsky, the William W. “Bill” McCurdy Director of Track and Field/Cross Country.
  • Gabby Thomas Named Ivy League's Nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year Award
    August 05, 2019
    Gabby Thomas '19 of women's track and field was named the Ivy League’s nominee for the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year Award, which spans NCAA Divisions I, II, and III.
  • Men’s and Women’s Track Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors
    July 24, 2019
    After a year of work in the classroom and on the track, Harvard men’s and women’s track and field have been honored as¬¬¬ USTFCCCA All-Academic Team selections.
  • Marshall, Welsh To Represent Harvard at USATF Outdoor Championships
    July 19, 2019
    Two members of the Harvard men’s track and field team - rising sophomore Sam Welsh (discus throw) and recently graduated senior Myles Marshall (800m) - and former women's track and field standout Gabby Thomas (200m) will compete at the Toyota USATF Outdoor Championships, to be held next weekend (July 25-28) in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Track and Field Introduces 25 First-Years
    July 18, 2019
    The Harvard Track and Field team has announced 25 additions to the roster for the 2019-20 season, according to Jason Saretsky, The William W. “Bill” McCurdy Director of Track & Field/Cross Country.