Three Finish in Top 100 at NCAA Cross Country Championships

Photo by: Justin Casterline
Photo by: Justin Casterline

Madison, Wis. – All three Harvard cross country runners finished in the top 100 at the NCAA Cross Country Championships in Madison, Wisconsin, Saturday. Leading the way was junior Kieran Tuntivate, who finished in 47th with a time of 30:06.1 on the 10-kilometer course.

Following Tuntivate in the men's race was Hugo Milner, who finished in 65th with a time of 30:22.0. Tuntivate was the first men's Ivy finisher at the meet continuing off his strong performances at Ivy Heps and the NCAA East Regional.

The lone female runner for the Crimson, Lisa Tertsch finished 100th in the women's race, crossing the finish line with a time of 21:05.0. Tertsch was the third women's Ivy finisher at the meet.

Northern Arizona won the men's team title with 83 points while Colorado won the women's team championship with 65 points.

Harvard Highlights

  • Tuntivate recorded the best Harvard finish at the NCAA Championships since Maksim Kolorev '14 finished in third in 2013.
  • Milner and Tuntivate have the best two-person finish in cross country history, coming in 47th and 65th.
  • Coming in 47th, Tuntivate was the seventh top 50 finish in Harvard cross country history.
  • Lisa Tertsch was the third Ivy runner to cross the finish line, placing 100th.