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Korolev Awarded USTFCCCA Cross Country All-America Honors

Korolev finished third overall at the NCAA Championships, the highest placement in Harvard history.

NEW ORLEANS – After finishing third overall at the NCAA Championships, senior Maksim Korolev was named a USTFCCCA Cross Country All-American, it was announced Monday.

Korolev ran the 10K race in 29:59.5, just missing second-place finisher Kennedy Kithuka by 0.4 of a second. It marked the highest finish for a Harvard harrier at the NCAA meet.

Korolev became the first top-25 finisher from Harvard since Paul Gompers '86-87, who finished fifth overall. Korolev is the third Crimson student-athlete to finish in the top 25. 

The finish capped a spectacular season for the Harrisonville, Mo., native, who also earned the Northeast Region Athlete of the Year after winning the regional race with a time of 30:11.6, crossing seven seconds ahead of second place. Korolev also won at the Heptagonal Championships.