Cross Country Returns to Action with Split in Wisconsin, Rhode Island

Matthew Pereira races at the Coast-to-Coast Battle for Beantown.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After a three-week hiatus from competition, the Harvard men's and women's cross-country teams return to action this weekend, splitting for the Nuttycombe Invitational in Madison, Wis. and the Rothenberg Run in Warwick. R.I. The events are hosted by the University of Wisconsin and Brown University, respectively.

The 11th annual Nuttycombe Invitational is one of the premier events in Division I cross country and is contested on the prestigious Zimmer Championship Course. Set to compete in Madison are 19 of the top 30 men's teams and 20 of the top 30 women's teams in the national polls. The women's 6000m race will commence at 12:20 pm and the men's 8000m will take place at approximately 1:00 pm. The meet will be live-streamed by FloTrack ($).

Harvard will also send competitors to Warwick, R.I. to compete at the Rothenberg Run at Goddard Memorial State Park. The men's race will be an 8000m run and start at 3:00 pm, with the women's 5000m run expected to begin around 3:40 pm.

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What to Know

  • The Crimson return to the Zimmer Championship Course after racing at Pre-Nationals in Madison last year, a race that the men placed 13th and the women 15th. The last time Harvard competed at the Rothenberg Run was in 2015, when the men placed fifth.
  • Senior Kieran Tuntivate captured the Coast-to-Coast Battle for Beantown with a time of 23:57.6 at Franklin Park in Harvard's last time out (Sept. 20) and will have a chance this weekend to make his mark on the national stage.
  • Both the Harvard men's and women's teams finished fourth at the Coast-to-Coast Battle for Beantown two weeks ago, both teams' best finish in the event's history.
  • First-year Iz Sagar has been a top-two finisher for the Crimson in each of the team's first three meets.

What's Next

Harvard will rest next weekend before competing at the Ivy League Heps Championship on Nov. 1 at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, N.Y.