Tuntivate Wins 5000m at UVA Challenge, Moves Up Record Books

Tuntivate Wins 5000m at UVA Challenge, Moves Up Record Books

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – A group of Harvard outdoor track and field student-athletes competed at the UVA Challenge in Charlottesville, Va. on April 19-20.

Notably, on Saturday, Kieran Tuntivate shined in the men's 5000m, running a PR time of 13:57.60 and winning the event. His time is the fourth-fastest in program history and the fastest by a Harvard runner since 2014.

Starting off the meet on Friday, Eliza Rego ran an 11:20.44 in the women's 3000m steeplechase, placing third. Then Tina Martin finished in fifth in the women's 100m with a time of 11.95, while Katina Martin placed in 12th with a 12.10. 

The last competitor of the day for the Crimson was Tessa Medrano, who placed 11th in the women's 800m with a PR time of 2:15.65.

Samuel Welsh would go on to place seventh in the men's discus, with a mark of 55.72m (182-10).

Harvard Highlights
- Tessa Medrano ran a PR time of 2:15.65 in the women's 800m.
- Tina Martin ran her second-fastest time of the season in the 100m, crossing the finish line in 11.95 seconds. 
- Kieran Tuntivate's won the men's 5000m with a time of 13:57.60. His time is the fourth-fastest all-time during the Harvard outdoor season and the fastest time since 2014.

What's Next
Harvard travels down for the 125th Penn Relays from Thursday, April 25 to Saturday, April 27. Information for the broadcast of the Penn Relays can be found here.