Harvard Defeats Yale in Annual Dual Meet
Photo of the men's and women's team with the Main Memorial Trophy and the Cheever Trophy courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications.
BOSTON, Mass. – The Harvard men’s
and women’s cross country teams extended their win streaks
over Yale to three-straight with victories over the Bulldogs Friday
afternoon at Franklin Park. In the 97th running of the men’s
race, the Crimson edged Yale, 26-29, while the women defeated Yale,
15-49, in the 34th running of the women’s event.
Junior Daniel Chenoweth moved away from the pack early and continued to increase his lead en route to a 24-second victory in the 8k race. Chenoweth, who won the race last year in New Haven, crossed the finish line in 24:20, a personal best for the course. Freshmen Sean Pohorence, Jeremy Gilmour and Phil Galebach and junior Ryan Neely battled with several Yale runners for the remaining spots. Pohorence finished just one second behind Yale’s top runner and second-place finisher Conor Dooney with a time of 24:45. Gilmour was fifth, Neely was eight with a personal best and Galebach was ninth. Galebach made a big move at the end of the race to get in front of several Yale runners and help the Crimson secure the win.
The Harvard women took the first six spots and eight of the top 10 places. Junior Claire Richardson won the 5k race in 17:42.34, followed by sophomores Kailyn Kuzmuk, Nicole Cochran and Jeanne Mack and juniors Jamie Olson and Eliza Ives. The women’s victory was the largest for Harvard since 2001.
Prior to the start of the varsity race, several alumni and their family members competed in a 5k race. Ryan Hafer ’07 won the event, which the Friends of Harvard Track and Field hopes it becomes a reoccurring event.
The Crimson return to action Oct. 17 with split squads competing at both the 42nd Annual UAlbany Invitational and the Pre-Nationals.