Women’s Cross Country Dominates Fordham Fiasco, Men Place Sixth

Brooke Starn races at Harvard-Yale-Princeton
Photo courtesy of Tom Connelly

BRONX, N.Y. – The Harvard women's cross country team dominated the Fordham Fiasco Saturday, with Crimson women finishing in the first four places of the 5000m race. Junior Anna Juul won the race by nearly 30 seconds (18:14.36). First-year Iz Sagar (18:45.91), senior Gillian Meeks (18.48.51) and junior Brooke Starn (18:48.85) placed in second, third and fourth place, respectively, all finishing within three seconds of one another. Junior Judy Pendergast (19:10.47) was the final scorer for the Crimson women, who finished in twelfth place. Harvard's 22 team points placed ahead of Ivy League rival Princeton, who finished with 35 points.

The Crimson men were led by a seventh-place finish from junior Blake Evertsen, who ran the 8000m course in a time of 26:55.85. Junior Michael Alber (27:15.05), senior Charlie Davis (28:00.46), first-year Kyle Englander (28:12.01), and sophomore Caleb Moore (28:27.77) rounded out the scorers for the Crimson men. Harvard's 117 team points was good enough for sixth place, just one shy of meet host Fordham. Rutgers was victorious in the men's edition, scoring 59 team points. 

Harvard Highlights

  • The victory at the Fordham Fiasco was the women's first team win since last year's Western New England Invitational
  • Juul bested her previous personal record 5000m cross country time (19:04) by nearly a minute
  • Evertsen paced the Crimson men for the first time since he captured the 2018 Western New England Invitational

 Up Next

Both the men's and women's teams will look to continue the momentum against rival Yale next Friday, Sept. 13.