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Cross Country Finished 13th, 15th at Pre-Nationals Invitational, Sweeps Western New England Invite

Cross Country Finished 13th, 15th at Pre-Nationals Invitational, Sweeps Western New England Invite

MADISON, Wis. – Cross Country traveled to Madison, Wisconsin for the Pre-Nationals Invitational Saturday, where the men finished in 13th place and the women in 15th. The men's team was led by sophomore Hugo Milner, who finished the eight-kilometer race in 21st with a time of 24:11.7 while the women were led by junior Lisa Tertsch who crossed the finish line of the six-kilometer race in 20:45.4.

Both teams had strong showings, finishing in the top half of their respective races competing in one of the top regular-season Division I cross-country meets.

Following Milner was Kieran Tuntivate (24:26.7), Will Battershill (24:49.5), David Melville (25:21.0), and Kaeo Kruse (25:35.56).

Rounding out the top five for the women's team was Abbe Goldstein (21:34.2), Anna Juul (21:45.6), Brooke Starn (21:56.5), and Gillian Meeks (22:05.1).

Western New England Invitational

Springfield, Mass. - Both the men's and women's team swept at the Western New England Invitational, finishing atop the leaderboards, winning the Western New England Invitational.

The women finished 1-2-3 after Kathryn Gillespie (21:24), Carolina Beroutsos (22:46), and Eliza Rego crossed the finish line in succession. Following the trio was Lauren Spohn (23:53) and Julia Larson (24:16) who finished in 11th and 17th, respectively.

A strong pack of Blake Evertsen (25:17), Michael Alber (25:23), and John Fish (25:24) did the same as the women, finishing 1-2-3, respectively. The Crimson had all five scoring runners finish in the top 10 with Liam Hackett (26:22) and George Miliaras (26:26) finishing in sixth and eighth.

Harvard Highlights

  • The women's team improved on their 33rd place finish a year ago at this meet, coming in 15th this year.
  • Lisa Tertsch paced the women's team, finishing first on the team for the first time in her collegiate career.
  • Familiar faces led the men's team as Hugo Milner, Kieran Tuntivate, and Will Battershill have finished in the top three at the past two meets, while Milner and Battershill have been top three at their past three competitions. 
  • Both the men's and women's teams at the Western New England Invitational finished in first place.
  • 1-2-3 finishes were common as both the men's and women's team completed the feat at the Western New England Invitational.

Up Next

The Crimson will travel to Princeton, N.J. for the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships, October 27th.

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