Photo of Roey Hines courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications.
ALBANY, N.Y. – Members of the Harvard
men’s and women’s cross country teams competed at the
42nd Annual UAlbany Invitational Saturday morning.
On the men’s side, Harvard finished 10th overall with all five scorers placing in the top 80 of the 8,000 meter men’s championship race. Freshman Joe Brancale paced the group, clocking in at 25:40.1, besting his last performance by 37 seconds. Sophomore Steve Couch was second for the Crimson and 48th overall. The final three Crimson runners finished within nine seconds and nine places of each other. Freshman Ranvir Dhillion crossed the line in 70th place and a time of 26:16.3, bettering his previous collegiate best by 63 seconds. Sophomore Darcy Wilson and newcomer Weishen Mead followed in 75th and 76th place, respectively. Wilson’s time was a personal best by 11 seconds, while Mead was making his collegiate debut.
In women’s action, five top-75 finishers helped the Crimson to a 10th-place team finish in the 5,000 meter women’s championship race. Freshman Roey Hines paced the squad with personal best time of 18:24.4 , shaving 63 seconds of her collegiate best. Sophomore Kirsten Jorgenson followed six seconds and eight places later. Junior trak captain Thea Lee and sophomore Alison Lee crossed the finish line 67th and 68th, respectively. Junior Meghan Houser rounded out the Crimson scoring in 74th place.
Harvard returns to action Oct. 30 at the Heptagonal Ivy League Championships at Van Cortlandt Park.