Three Runners Qualify for Nationals at NCAA Regionals En Route to Two Top 10 Team Finishes
Pictured: Sophomore Kailyn Kuzmuk placed sixth overall at
the NCAA Regionals at Franklin Park, earning her a spot to run at
the NCAA National Cross Country Championships.
Photo courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications.
BOSTON, Mass.- Junior Daniel Chenoweth was
Harvard’s highest finisher at the NCAA Regionals at Franklin
Park, placing third overall to help the men to a 10th-place team
finish. Sophomore Kailyn Kuzmuk and junior Claire Richardson
finished sixth and eighth, respectively, as the Crimson women
finished fifth overall.
Chenoweth crossed the finish line with a time of 31:03, just 27 seconds after the winner. In the field of 244 runners in the 10k race, rookie Jeremy Gilmour finished in 44th place. Junior Ryan Neely, sophomores Michael Hoffman andBen Enowitz rounded out Harvard’s first five across the finish line.
In the 6k event on the women's side, Kuzmuk and Richardson clocked in three seconds apart, at 22:25 and 22:28, respectively. Freshman Sammy Silva placed 11th and sophomore Jamie Olson finished 30th out of 243 competitors. Harvard finished the race with 149 points, good for a fifth-place team finish.
Chenoweth, Kuzmuk and Richardson all earned a spot to compete at the NCAA National Cross Country Championships in Terre Haute, Ind., Nov. 23, based on their performances.