Harvard Women Move to Third in Regional Rankings

Photo courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications.

The Harvard women’s cross country team moved into third in the regional rankings and is also receiving votes in the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) top 30 poll.

Harvard jumped from seventh in Northeast rankings to third after a 12th-place finish at the Pre-Nationals Invitational last weekend. The Crimson moved ahead of as crosstown foe Boston College as well Stony Brook and Ivy League rivals Columbia and Cornell.

Junior Claire Richardson was the first of three top 50 finishes for the Crimson at the Pre-Nationals. Richardson finished 31st overall, just two spots ahead of sophomore Kailyn Kuzmuk. Freshman Sammy Silva crossed the finish line 49th overall. All three ran personal best for a 6,000 meter race.

Harvard returns to action Friday, Oct. 30 at the Heptagonal Championships in New York City. The women race at 11:15 a.m., followed by the men at 12:15 p.m.