Women's Cross Country Records Top-10 Finish at Wisconsin Invitational

Nicole Cochran helped Harvard to a sixth-place finish at the Wisconsin Invitational (Harvard Athletic Communications).

MADISON, Wisc. –
Facing some of the top talent in the country, the Harvard women's cross country team turned in an impressive effort, placing sixth out of 20 teams Saturday at the Wisconsin Invitational. The Crimson finished with 157 points, just six behind fifth-place Indiana, topping nationally-ranked Florida (No. 7) and Wisconsin (No. 26) in the process.

"Today was a good step for our women's program," said director of Harvard track and field and cross country Jason Saretsky. "I am really pleased with how everyone competed and excited for the rest of the season.  We still have a lot of work to do but this was a great sign of what is to come."  

Claire Richardson paced the Crimson effort, turning in a time of 20:28 to place ninth overall. Jeanne Mack was close behind in 24th, running a time of 20:50 and teammate Sammy Silva was right on her heels with a time of 20:56, good for 36th place. Nicole Cochran was the fourth Harvard runner to cross the line, running a time of 20:58 to finish right behind Silva in 37th. Kailyn Kuzmuk rounded out the Harvard scorers, placing 51st overall with a time of 21:15.    

Harvard will take the next week off and then return to action at the Brown Invitational Oct. 15, and the cross country pre-nationals in Terre Haute, Ind., Oct. 16.