Harvard cross country competed at the Coast-to-Coast Beantwon Challenge this afternoon in Boston. (Tom Connelly)
BOSTON, Mass. – Harvard cross country competed on its home course at Franklin Park in the Coast-to-Coast Beantown Challenge on a rainy afternoon in Boston. A pair of freshmen runners led the Crimson, as Abbe Goldstein placed 17th overall (17:36) in the 5k to help the women's team to a ninth place finish overall with 271 points. On the men's side, Hugo Milner, competing in his first collegiate cross country race, placed 20th overall (24:46) in the 8k to help Harvard to an 11th place finish with 288 points.
Milner was followed by classmates Matthew Pereira (25:34, 59th), and Michael Alber (25:38, 66th) to give Harvard three strong performances from freshmen.
Senior captain Elianna Shwayder placed 32nd overall, finishing in 17:58, while Fiona Davis (60th) was also among Harvard's top finishers in 18:28. Rounding out the scoring runners for Harvard were sophomore Gillian Meeks (18:38) and junior Miranda Sadler (18:49).
Senior Tyler Spear finished in 69th place in 25:40, while junior Collin Price placed 75th in 25:47.
In the open 5k race, Gabe Montague was Harvard's top finisher, placing 16th in 16:18.
- One men's side, Harvard's top five runners all finished within 1:01 of each other, with senior Louis Colson (25:47) just outside the scoring group.
- Goldstein had the second fastest time among freshmen in the race, while Milner had the third fastest time among first year competitors.
The men and women's teams will stay local for another home race at Franklin Park when they compete at the New England Championships on Oct. 7.