Cross Country Heads to Buffalo For NCAA Northeast Regional Championships

Cross Country Heads to Buffalo For NCAA Northeast Regional Championships

Harvard cross country will compete at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships tomorrow in Buffalo, N.Y.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Harvard cross country will compete at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships held on Audubon Golf Course in Buffalo N.Y. on Friday (Nov. 10). 


About the NCAA Northeast Regional
The University of buffalo hosts the 2017 NCAA Northeast Regional, where student-athletes from 39 women's teams and 38 men's teams will compete at Audubon Golf Course, with the women's 6k beginning at 11 a.m., and the men's 10k starting at 12 p.m..

Last year at Van Cortlandt Park, the Harvard women's cross country team finished second place overall, its highest finish at the NCAA Regionals in program history. Representing the men's team was Kieran Tuntivate, who placed 23rd overall with a time of 31:16.40 in the men's 10K race. Tuntivate's finish was the highest by a Harvard sophomore since Dan Chenoweth finished sixth in 2008. Erin Dietz, Elianna Schwayder and Tuntivate all earned USTFCCCA All-Region honors.

Hitting The Trail
- On Oct. 27, freshman Hugo Milner placed 11thoverall, earning All-Ivy second team honors to lead Harvard cross country at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships held at Van Cortlandt Park.

Milner had the fastest time among all freshman runners, finishing the five-mile course in 25:20.3, moving from 19th to 11th in the final stages of the race. On the women's side, freshman Abbe Goldstein placed 23rd in 21:52.3 as Harvard's top finisher. 

- Freshmen on both the men's and women's teams have made an immediate impact, with Hugo Milner (Ivy Heps, Princeton Invite, Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown) and Abbe Goldstein (Ivy Heps, Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown, Wisconsin Nuttycombe Invitational) the top finishers for Harvard in two fall races each this season.

- On the men's side, Harvard is led by senior Tyler Spear and junior Collin Price who have been consistently among Harvard's top five finishers in races this fall.

A Look at the Field
Three women's teams in the field are in the national rankings – Providence (10), Columbia (24), and Dartmouth (30) – while Iona (22) is the lone ranked men's team.

Harvard's Start List
Representing the men's team in Buffalo will be: Michael Alber, Will Battershill, Louis Colson, John Fish, Hugo Milner, Matthew Pereira, Collin Price, and Tyler Spear.

Representing the women's team will be: Fiona Davis, Erin Dietz, Kathryn Gillespie, Abbe Goldstein, Anna Juul, Tessa Medrano, Gillian Meeks, Miranda Sadler, and Elianna Shwayder.

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What's Next
Qualified Harvard runners will compete at the ECAC/IC4A Championships or the NCAA National Championships on Nov. 18.