Freshman Hugo Milner placed 16th overall at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships in Buffalo.
COMPLETE MEN'S AND WOMEN'S RESULTS
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Freshman Hugo Milner placed 16th overall, earning USTFCCCA All-Region honors to pace Harvard cross country at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships in Buffalo, N.Y.
In bitter cold weather, Milner, who finished the 10k course at Audubon Golf Course in 32:26.1, helped the Harvard men's team to a 10th place finish overall. Also scoring for Harvard was senior Tyler Spear (33:10.0, 43rd), senior Louis Colson (33:36.3, 67th), sophomore Will Battershill (33:38.1, 68th) and freshman Matthew Pereira (33:55.1, 91st).
On the women's side, Harvard placed 12th overall, led by junior Kathryn Gillespie, who finished in 43rd place with a time of 22:43.5 on the 6k course. Senior Elianna Shwayder was right behind in 58th place (22:58.9), while freshman Anna Juul (23:06.2, 69th), senior Fiona Davis (23:29.3, 101st), and sophomore Gillian Meeks (23:41.4, 130th) rounded out the Crimson top-5.
Providence won the women's team competition, while Syracuse won the men's competition.
-Milner had the third-fastest time among freshmen runners in the meet. He is the 11th runner in program history to earn NCAA All-Regional honors, and had the best finish by a Harvard runner at the event since Maksim Korolev '14 won the Northeast Regional in 2014. His finish is also the second best ever by a Harvard freshman (Timothy Galebach '07, placed 15th in 2003).
-Milner's finish marked the fourth time this season that he has led Harvard (NCAA Northeast Regional, Ivy Heps, Princeton Invitational, Coast-to-Coast Battle of Beantown).
-Junior Kathryn Gillespie had Harvard's top time in a meet for the first time this season, coming off her 38th place showing at Ivy Heps (2nd-fastest Harvard runner)
Qualified Harvard runners will compete at the ECAC/IC4A Championships or the NCAA National Championships on Nov. 18.