Cross Country Competes at Rainy Battle of Beantown; Goldstein, Milner Lead Crimson

Cross Country Competes at Rainy Battle of Beantown; Goldstein, Milner Lead Crimson

Harvard cross country competed at the Coast-to-Coast Beantwon Challenge this afternoon in Boston. (Tom Connelly)

BOSTON, Mass. –
Harvard cross country competed on its home course at Franklin Park in the Coast-to-Coast Beantown Challenge on a rainy afternoon in Boston. A pair of freshmen runners led the Crimson, as Abbe Goldstein placed 17th overall (17:36) in the 5k to help the women's team to a ninth place finish overall with 271 points. On the men's side, Hugo Milner, competing in his first collegiate cross country race, placed 20th overall (24:46) in the 8k to help Harvard to an 11th place finish with 288 points.

Milner was followed by classmates Matthew Pereira (25:34, 59th), and Michael Alber (25:38, 66th) to give Harvard three strong performances from freshmen.

Senior captain Elianna Shwayder placed 32nd overall, finishing in 17:58, while Fiona Davis (60th) was also among Harvard's top finishers in 18:28. Rounding out the scoring runners for Harvard were sophomore Gillian Meeks (18:38) and junior Miranda Sadler (18:49).

Senior Tyler Spear finished in 69th place in 25:40, while junior Collin Price placed 75th in 25:47.

In the open 5k race, Gabe Montague was Harvard's top finisher, placing 16th in 16:18. 

Harvard Highlights:

  • One men's side, Harvard's top five runners all finished within 1:01 of each other, with senior Louis Colson (25:47) just outside the scoring group.
  • Goldstein had the second fastest time among freshmen in the race, while Milner had the third fastest time among first year competitors.

What's Next:
The men and women's teams will stay local for another home race at Franklin Park when they compete at the New England Championships on Oct. 7.