Men’s Cross Country Heads to NCAA Championships

The Crimson is national qualifiers for the first time since 1979.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the first time since 1979, Harvard men's cross country heads to the NCAA Cross Country Championships Saturday, Nov. 23. Selected as an at-large squad, the Crimson will face off against 31 teams at the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center in Terre Haute, Ind.

The 10K race begins Saturday at noon and will be streamed through the NCAA website.

Last Time Out
Senior Maksim Korolev has paced the Crimson late in the season, winning the NCAA Northeast Regionals Friday at Van Cortlandt Park. Korolev crossed the finish line in 30:11.6 to beat out Iona's Matt Gillespie by over seven seconds and will be considered as one of the favorites at the NCAA Championships.

The men finished sixth overall of 37 teams with 155 points at regionals. Senior James Leakos, another strong Harvard harrier this season, ranked 33rd with a time of 30:59.5 in the 10K.

Overall, the men clocked an average time of 30:58 at regionals and showed strength throughout the season to earn the at-large placement.

All-Time at NCAA's
Harvard finished 28th overall in 1978 and 1979.  The Crimson ranked 29th at the 1969 and 1970 championships.