Cross Country to Compete at NCAA Championships

Cross Country to Compete at NCAA Championships

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Three members of the Harvard cross country team will make the trip to Madison, Wisconsin to compete in the 2018 NCAA Cross Country Championships, Saturday, November 17. Junior Kieran Tuntivate and sophomores Lisa Tertsch and Hugo Milner will be running for the Crimson.

To qualify as an individual, a student-athlete had to finish in the top four of all runners not on a qualifying team.

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Kieran Tuntivate looks to continue his strong season, which began at the Roy Griak Invitational, where he won with a time of 24:33.4. He then followed it up with his second win of the season, clinching an individual Ivy Heps championship with a time of 24:30.2. To qualify for nationals, Tuntivate crossed the finish line at 32:32.4 during the 10k race at regionals, placing second. 

Hugo Milner started the 2018 season fast, winning H-Y-P and placing third at the Roy Griak Invitational (24:36.8). He then garnered All-Ivy first-team honors by placing third at Ivy Heps with a time of 24:32.3 and earned all-region honors by finishing fifth with a time of 32:50.7. 

Lisa Tertsch opened her season at Pre-Nationals in Madison, Wisconsin, placing 18th and following it up with a third-place finish at Ivy Heps (20:50.0), earning All-Ivy first team honors. She then garnered all-region honors by placing third with a time of 21:40.4. She was the first Ivy finisher at the NCAA East Regional.

Harvard Highlights

  • This was the first time since 2014 that the men's side has had multiple NCAA All-Region finishers.
  • Lisa Tertsch was the first Ivy runner at the NCAA East Regional to cross the finish line when she crossed with a time of 21:40.4.
  • Harvard has already run this course when they competed at Pre-Nationals on Oct. 13.