Historic Rivalry to be Rekindled as Cross Country Takes on Yale

Blake Evertsen races at the Forhdam Fiasco on gravel path.
Photo courtesy of Svenne Juul

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. –  The Harvard cross country team will take on long-time rival Yale on Friday in New Haven, Conn. at the Course at Yale. The women's race will begin at 4:45 pm and the men will follow at approximately 5:15 pm.

How to Follow:

Twitter: @HarvardTrack_XC

What to Know:

  • The Bulldogs and Crimson met most recently in 2013, when the Crimson was victorious in both the men's and women's races.
  • Harvard travels to the Course @ Yale for the first time since the 2017 H-Y-P triangular.
  • The Crimson women look to continue their winning ways after capturing the Fordham Fiasco last weekend, with junior Anna Juul (18:14.36), first-year Iz Sagar (18.45.91), senior Gillian Meeks (18:48.51) and junior Brooke Starn (18:48.85) placing 1-2-3-4, respectively.
  • Senior Kieran Tuntivate, last year's Ivy League Heps Champion, is set to make his season debut.
  • Junior Blake Evertsen (26:55.85) led the Crimson men at the Fordham Fiasco with a seventh place finish in the 8000m race.

At the Helm:

Jason Saretsky, William W. "Bill" McCurdy Director of Track and Field/Cross Country, continues his 14th season at the head coach of men's and women's track and field and cross-country programs at Harvard in 2019-20. During his tenure with the Crimson, Saretsky has earned five Women's USTFCCCA Northeast Region Coach of the Year awards and has mentored 54 combined NCAA qualifiers.

Alex Gibby is in his third season as the associate head coach for cross country.

Up Next:

The Coast-to-Coast Battle of Beantown is next on the slate for the Crimson. The event, hosted by Boston College, will take place at Franklin Park on Friday, Sept. 20 in Boston.