CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Sophomores led the way for the Crimson at H-Y-P as Hugo Milner (18:32.31) and Abbe Goldstein (17:46.51) finish first and fourth, respectively, in a first-place finish for the men's team and a third-place finish for the Crimson.
The men ran a six-kilometer race while the women ran a five-kilometer course.
"I was pleased with the way both our women and men competed," said The William W. "Bill" McCurdy Director of Track and Field/Cross Country Jason Saretsky. "There is a lot of work ahead of us as we ready for the championship part of our schedule and I'm excited to see how both teams progress throughout the season'."
On the women's side, Princeton led the way with 32 points while Yale (33 points) and Harvard (59 points) followed. On the men's side, the Crimson defeated Yale 21-36.
Following Goldstein, junior Gillian Meeks (18:00.37) finished in ninth and freshman Maya Rayle (18:12.56) finished in 13th. Rounding out the scoring for the women was senior Miranda Sadler (18:49.71) and junior Brooke Starn (18:43.78).
The men's team held a strong pack towards the top of the race with Milner, junior Will Battershill (18:37.55) and freshman David Melville (18:47.14) who finished 1-2-4, respectively. Senior Collin Price (18:51.47) and freshman Luke Laverdiere (18:58.30) completed the scoring team for the men, coming in sixth and eighth.
- The men won the Main Memorial Trophy, given in memory of Ensign Malcolm Gardner Main, captain of the 1941 Yale cross country team who was killed in action on Nov. 13, 1942, in the Battle of the Solomon Islands.
- The women's trophy, won by Princeton, was given in fond memory of Olivia Thorndike Cheever (Radcliffe '43 '49) by her brother, John.
- Three freshmen finished among Harvard's top five scorers combined on the men's and women's sides.
- In his first collegiate win, Hugo Milner led from start to finish.
Both the men and the women compete next Friday, Sept. 21 in the Coast-to-Coast Battle of Beantown at Franklin Park.