2019-20 Track and Field News

  • Fajemisin, Juul and Tuntivate Earn Academic Honors
    May 30, 2020
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior Anna Juul and seniors Simi Fajemisin and Kieran Tuntivate were each named to the 2020 CoSIDA Academic All-District team, as announced by the organization on May 29.
  • Track and Field Announces 2020-21 Captains
    May 21, 2020
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Rising seniors Erick Duffy, LJ Daniel, Olivia Okoli and Claire Hotchkin have been named captains for Harvard men’s and women’s track and field for the 2020-21 season, the William W. “Bill” McCurdy Director of Track and Field/Cross Country, Jason Saretsky announced today. The captains were voted on by their current teammates.
  • Ivy League Announces Spring Academic All-Ivy Selections, Including Ten From Harvard
    May 07, 2020
    The Ivy League has announced the names of 80 student-athletes – including 10 from Harvard – who have been selected to the 2020 Spring Academic All-Ivy League team.
  • Melissa Dell ’05 Named Recipient of John Bates Clark Medal
    May 06, 2020
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- Former women’s track and field and cross country runner, Melissa Dell ’05, was named the recipient of the John Bates Clark Medal for her contribution in understanding the role state and other institutions play in economic development. The Harvard economics professor is the 42nd person to win the award.
  • John Fish in the Race for Code Life Ventilator Challenge
    May 05, 2020
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- Harvard men’s track and field member John Fish has been working in a team to design and rapidly build a manufacturable, cost-effective mechanical ventilator from scratch for COVID-19 patients. Fish and his team have made it into the semi-finals, just one of nine teams to be chosen. Over 2,600 individuals from over 94 countries entered. The results will be announced live tomorrow, May 6 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Nicole Trenchard Named Fulbright Scholar
    April 27, 2020
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Former Harvard track and field athlete Nicole Trenchard ‘20 has been named a Fulbright Scholar for the 2020-21 year. Trenchard will travel to Kampala, Uganda, where she will study the sustainability of infrastructure projects completed by Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) teams through the organization’s International Community Program.
  • Ivy League To Cancel All Athletic Events Through The Remainder Of The Spring
    March 11, 2020
    With further developments in the outbreak of COVID-19, the Ivy League Presidents are announcing their unanimous decision to cancel all spring athletics practice and competition through the remainder of the academic year.
  • Tuntivate and Saretsky Collect USTFCCCA Region Awards
    March 05, 2020
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior Kieran Tuntivate and Jason Saretsky, The William W. “Bill” McCurdy Director of Track and Field/Cross Country, collected USTFCCCA Northeast Region awards, the organization announced today (March 6).
  • Women’s Basketball Alumna Allison Feaster ’98 to Participate in Harvard Law School Panel
    March 02, 2020
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard women’s basketball alumna, Allison Feaster ’98, is set to participate in a panel discussion at the Harvard Law School this Tuesday, March 3 from 4-6 p.m. in the Ames Courtroom in Austin Hall. Facilitated by president and founder of T-Time Productions Theresa Moore, the panel, Out of Bounds; A Transatlantic Conversation About Racism in Sports, will feature Feaster, retired WNBA player and current Boston Celtics Director of Player Development, and Lilian Thuram, the founder of Foundation Lilian Thuram and French World Cup-winning defender.
  • Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Collects Six Individual Heps Titles, Both Teams Place Second
    March 01, 2020
    ITHACA, N.Y. – The Harvard track and field teams collected another five individual Ivy League Heps Champions today, as well as two relay first-place finishes. The men’s and women’s teams competed in the final day of the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships, both placing second. The women fell short by seven points, finishing behind defending champion Penn 133 to 126, while the men finished second to the defending champions Princeton. The men finished with 116 points, their highest point total in program history, and best indoor finish since they last won in 1985.
  • Kieran Tuntivate Wins the 3000m; Men Sit in First, Women Sit in Third After Day One of Ivy League Heps
    February 29, 2020
    Ithaca, N.Y.- Senior Kieran Tuntivate continued his campaign of success on the first day of the Ivy League Heps Championship, placing first in the men’s 3000m run for the second year in a row. Tuntivate (8:28.90) was followed by teammate Will Battershill (8:29.16), finishing less than a second behind him. The duo took home first and second place, collecting 18 points for the team. At the end of day one, the women sit in third with 21 points, while the men are in first with 25 points.
  • Indoor Track and Field Prepares for Ivy League Heptagonal Championships
    February 26, 2020
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - After a week off, the Harvard Track and Field team is back in action this weekend, competing at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships Feb. 29-March 1. The meet is set to take place in Ithaca, N.Y., and will be broadcast on ESPN+.
  • Kieran Tuntivate Breaks the Men’s Mile Record; Track and Field Closes out the Tiger Paw and Valentine Invitationals
    February 15, 2020
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- Senior Kieran Tuntivate broke the Harvard all-time record in the men’s mile at the Valentine Invitational, crossing the finish line at 3:57.36. Tuntivate’s time places him second in the Ivy League all-time record books, and ranks him fifth in the NCAA.
  • Track and Field Competes in day one of Tiger Paw, Valentine Invitationals
    February 14, 2020
    CAMBRDIGE, Mass.- The Harvard track and field team had a busy day, competing at the Tiger Paw Invitational in Clemson, S.C., and the Valentine Invitational in Boston, Mass. Both men’s and women’s events were contested in Clemson, although no Harvard men competed in any scheduled events. At the Valentine Invitational, only women’s events were contested at BU. All men’s events at BU are scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday 15.
  • Track and Field Set for Tiger Paw, Valentine Invitationals This Weekend
    February 12, 2020
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- The Harvard track and field team returns to action this weekend, competing in a pair of two-day meets. Part of the team will head to Clemson, S.C. for the Tiger Paw Invitational, while the others are set to compete at the Valentine Invitational at BU. Both meets will be contested Feb. 14-15.
  • Women's Track and Field Places Second, Men Place Third in Annual H-Y-P Meet
    February 08, 2020
    NEW HAVEN, Conn.- The Harvard track and field team competed at the annual H-Y-P Meet on Saturday, contested at Coxe Cage in New Haven, Conn. The women's team placed second earning 58 points, while the men placed third earning 28 points.
  • Indoor Track and Field Sets Sights on Annual H-Y-P
    February 05, 2020
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- Following a weekend full of personal-bests and record-breaking performances, the Harvard indoor track and field will return to competition this Saturday, Feb. 8 in New Haven, Conn. for the historic Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet. This weekend’s competition marks the 66th year of H-Y-P.
  • Kieran Tuntivate Breaks the Harvard and Ivy League Record in the Men’s 3000m Run
    February 01, 2020
    BOSTON, Mass.- Senior Kieran Tuntivate broke both the Harvard and the Ivy League record in the men’s 3000m run this afternoon at the Scarlet & White Invitational. His time of 7:49.15 is over two seconds faster than the previous record holder, Harvard alum Makism Korolev ‘14 (7:51.52). Before today’s race, Tuntivate sat in fourth in the Harvard record books.
  • Maya Miklos Celebrates Her Own Senior Night Placing First in the 400m Dash
    January 31, 2020
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- Minutes after celebrating her own senior night, Maya Miklos led the Crimson placing first in the women’s 400m dash with a time of 55.11, a new personal best. The Crimson were home for the first time in two weeks after competing in South Carolina and New York.
  • Cross Country Men and Women earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors
    January 30, 2020
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- Harvard cross country was honored for its achievements in the classroom for the 2019 season by the USTFCCCA, capturing both individual all-academic honors as well as all-academic team honors. Both teams were given all-academic team honors, while eight student-athletes were given all-academic individual honors.
  • Track and Field Returns Home to Host Crimson Elite, Travels to BU
    January 28, 2020
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- Harvard track and field will return home this weekend to host the Crimson Elite Meet on Friday, Jan. 31 at the Gordon Indoor Track. Following the home meet, the team will head down the road to compete at the Scarlet and White Invitational hosted by BU on Feb. 1.
  • Men’s Track and Field Places Third in the Columbia Challenge; Women Place Fourth
    January 25, 2020
    NEW YORK, N.Y.- Seniors Kieran Tuntivate and Will Battershill led the Crimson in day two of the Columbia Challenge, placing first and third in the men’s mile run. Tuntivate (4:06.60) and Battershill (4:08.60) both ran personal bests, with Battershill crushing his previous record by over 10 seconds. The men’s team finished the meet in third place with 59 points behind UCLA and Connecticut. The women’s team placed fourth with 48.1 points.
  • Kelisa Cain Finds Her Way into the Ivy League Record Books
    January 24, 2020
    NEW YORK, N.Y.- Harvard track and field sophomores shined in day one of the Columbia Challenge, highlighted by a second-place finish from Kelisa Cain in the women's 60m dash. Cain ran a personal best of 7.36 seconds, which ranks her second in the Ivy League record books. At the end of day one, the men's team sits in fourth-place with 19 points, while the women are in fifth with 23.5 points.
  • Track and Field Readies for Dr. Sander Invitational Columbia Challenge
    January 22, 2020
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- Harvard track and field returns to competition at the Dr. Sander Invitational Columbia Challenge this weekend at Armory Track in New York, N.Y., on Jan. 24-25. The Crimson last competed in the Columbia Challenge during the 2017-18 season.
  • Track and Field Finds Success at Clemson, BU Multi Team Meet
    January 18, 2020
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- The Harvard track and field team split up for the day, competing in both the Clemson Invitational and the BU Multi Team Meet. Six athletes placed first in their respective events between the two meets, including a first-place victory from first-year Chet Ellis in the men’s long jump with a winning jump of 2.06m (6-09.00).
  • Harvard Track and Field Competes at Clemson Invitational, Jovahn Williamson Breaks His Own School Record in 400m
    January 17, 2020
    Clemson, S.C.- Junior sprinter Jovahn Williamson led Harvard track and field in the first day of the Clemson Invitational, breaking the indoor school record in the 400m by crossing the finish line in 47.29 seconds. The new school record is a tenth faster than the previous record, which Williamson set himself in the 2018-19 season.
  • Track and Field Set for Clemson, BU Meets This Weekend
    January 15, 2020
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- Harvard track and field returns to action this weekend, competing in a pair of meets. Part of the team will head to Clemson, South Carolina for the Clemson Invitational from Jan. 17-18 while the others will head to the Multi Team Meet at BU on Jan. 19.
  • Track and Field/Cross Country Teams Co-Host Annual Banquet
    January 14, 2020
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Following competition at the Harvard Multi Meet and Beantown Challenge, the Harvard track and field and cross country teams co-hosted a celebratory banquet Saturday evening at the Harvard Club of Boston, recognizing the accomplishments of the 2019 calendar year. At the banquet, event coaches handed out the program’s awards, with the Men’s McCurdy Beyond the Call of Duty (MVP) awards going to Myles Marshall ’19 and junior Jovahn Williamson. Junior Simi Fajemisin was named as the Leslie Cooper Golemme ’86 Women’s Most Outstanding Performer. A full list of award winners can be seen below.
  • Women’s Indoor Track and Field Captures Beantown Challenge, Men Place Second
    January 11, 2020
    Hitting the track and field for the first time in 2020, the Harvard men’s and women’s indoor track teams competed at the Beantown Challenge and Harvard Multi Meet over the weekend, both contested on the friendly confines of the Gordon Indoor Track.
  • Around the Yard: LJ Daniel
    January 08, 2020
    LJ Daniel, Junior, Men's Track and Field
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