Cross Country Continues 2018 Campaign at the Battle in Beantown

Photo by: Tom Connelly
Photo by: Tom Connelly

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard cross country continues its road to Heps with the Battle in Beantown at Franklin Park. The women's 5k will begin at 3 p.m. and the men's 8k will begin at 3:45 p.m. 

How to Follow
Twitter: @HarvardTrack_XC
Directions to Franklin Park
Meet Information

What to Know

  • The men's team is coming off a win against Yale last Friday, finishing 1-2-4.
  • Sophomores led the way for the Crimson as Hugo Milner won the men's race and Abbe Goldstein came in fourth to lead the women's team.
  • Rounding out the top five for the men's team vs Yale was junior Will Battershill and first-year David Melville.
  • Junior Gillian Meeks also finished in the top 10 at H-Y-P, placing ninth.
  • The Crimson have experience at Franklin Park this season, as H-Y-P was held at the same course.

At the Helm
Jason Saretsky is in his 13th season as the William W. "Bill" McCurdy Director of Track and Field/Cross Country, and during his tenure, the Crimson has landed 30 student-athletes on All-America teams. A five-time Women's USTFCCCA Northeast Region Coach of the Year winner, Saretsky has mentored 51 combined NCAA qualifiers at Harvard. 

Alex Gibby enters his second season as the associate head coach for cross country, leading both the men's and women's teams to USTFCCCA Team All-Academic Awards.

Up Next
The Crimson travels to St. Paul, Minnesota to compete at the Roy Griak Invitational on September 29th.