ST. PAUL, Minn – Junior Kieran Tuntivate (24:33.4) outkicked a pack of three in the closing stages of the men's eight-kilometer race to win the Merrill Fischbein Gold Race at the Roy Griak Invitational in St. Paul, Minnesota Saturday.
The men finished in third place with 89 points, trailing only Duke (74 points) and Minnesota (77), while leading fourth-placed South Dakota St. (132).
Tuntivate was closely followed by sophomore Hugo Milner (24:36.8) and junior Will Battershill (24:44.8) who finished in third and sixth, respectively. Closing out the scoring for the Crimson was senior Collin Price (25:34.1) and first-year David Melville (25:44.5).
Led by fourth-place finishing Abbe Goldstein (21:33.1), the women finished in fourth with 115 points, trailing only Minnesota (52), Cal Baptist (82), and South Dakota (106).
Behind Goldstein for Harvard was junior Brooke Starn (17th, 21:59.4) and a pack of Crimson runners with sophomore Anna Juul (22:17.5), first-year Maya Rayle (22:20.0), and junior Gillian Meeks (22:21.2) who finished 31st, 33rd, and 35th, respectively.
- The men were the only team with three top 10 finishers, with Kieran Tuntivate (first), Hugo Milner (third), and Will Battershill (sixth).
- Both the men and women had six finishers in the top 50 of each race.
- Both the men's and women's team finished in the top five of their respective races.
- Abbe Goldstein placed fourth for her second top-five finish on the season.
- Brooke Starn improved on her first race of the season, moving up in team scoring from fifth to second.
The Crimson travels to the Pre-Nationals Invitational in Madison, Wisc., October 13th.