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Women's Cross Country Climbing National Polls

Harvard is the first 'other team receiving votes' in the latest national poll (Harvard Athletic Communications).


Thanks in large part to a stellar showing at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational last weekend, the Harvard women’s cross country team is garnering national attention in the cross country polls. In the most recent USTFCCCA poll, the Crimson is ranked 31st in the nation, just seven votes shy of cracking the national top 30.   

“I am proud of our women’s program and how far it has come in a short amount of time,” said director of Harvard track and field and cross country Jason Saretsky. “Receiving a national ranking is wonderful recognition, but the team has its sights set on even greater goals for this season.”

Harvard finished sixth out of 20 teams at the Wisconsin meet, topping nationally ranked Florida (No. 7) and Wisconsin (No. 26) in the process. Claire Richardson led the Crimson effort, finishing ninth overall with a time of 20:28. Harvard is back in action Oct. 15 at the Brown Invitational and Oct. 16 at the Pre-National Meet in Terre Haute, Ind.