Harvard is back in action at two meets - the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational and the Princeton Invitational - this weekend.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard cross-country will split this weekend, with several members of the team competing at the Princeton Invite on Oct. 14, with others traveling to the University of Wisconsin to compete in the Nuttycombe Invitational on Oct. 13.
About the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational
In its ninth season of competition, the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational has become a top event for elite runners in Division I running. The women will run a 6-kilometer race on the Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course. The course, opened in 2009, features an exterior loop of approximately 2,500 meters and an interior loop of 1,000 meters with rolling hills and valleys, including a section of dense woods.
About the Princeton Invite
The Princeton Invitational will take place at West Windsor Fields. It runs across several soccer fields and varies in terrain, rising in elevation midway through the loop.
The Nuttycombe Invitational race will be streamed live this year on FloTrack (subscription required). The women will go off at 12:20 p.m. before the men start at 1 p.m.
The Princeton Invitational will start with the men at 9:30 a.m. with the women starting after at 10:30 a.m.
Hitting The Trail
- The Harvard women's team returns three of its top five scorers from its 2016 Ivy League Heptagonal championship-winning team, including team captain, senior Elianna Shwayder, a USTFCCCA All-Region honoree. Junior Erin Dietz (USTFCCA All-Region) and sophomore Lisa Tertsch will also headline a Crimson squad that earned its first team bid to the NCAA National Championships since 2012, placing 26th overall.
- On the men's side, Harvard is led by junior captain Kieran Tuntivate, who placed 18th at Heps last fall, and was a USTFCCCA All-Region selection after finishing 23rd at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships. Sophomore Will Battershill, fresh off a standout spring campaign in the 3000m steeplechase, will also be a force for the Crimson as will senior Tyler Spear and junior Collin Price.
- The Harvard women's team is currently ranked No. 9 in the USTFCCCA Northeast Regional Rankings
The men's and women's team are coming off a couple weeks of rest, both competing in the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown on Sep. 22 in Boston at Franklin Park. The men placed 11th overall with 288 points, led by top runner Hugo Milner, who finished 20th overall in his first collegiate race. The women placed ninth overall with 271 points, led by freshman Abbe Goldstein, who placed 17th overall.
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The men and women will have a week off before returning to action at the Ivy League Cross Country Heptagonal Championships in New York on Oct. 27.