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.
It was a great day overall for the Crimson on the track, with several personal bests as well as student-athletes breaking into the Harvard record books. Junior Ryan Thrush tallied a personal best in the men's 500m run, crossing the finish line first with a time of (1:03.05). Thrush's time moves him into the number four slot in the all-time record books for Harvard. Senior Jacob McLennan placed second (1:05.23), while sophomore Max Serrano-Wu had yet again another personal best with a time of 1:05.53.
Juniors Anna Juul and Abbe Goldstein placed fourth and fifth in the women's mile. The duo moved into the Harvard record books with their performances; Juul moved into second place all-time with a time of 4:37.50, followed by Goldstein moving into third all-time (4:37.84). In the men's mile, senior Will Battershill tallied a personal best for a second week in a row, this time running the mile nearly two seconds faster than last week. (4:06.79). Not only did Battershill run a personal best, he was awarded first place.
In the women's 1000m run, junior Tessa Medrano had a new personal best, beating her previous time by nearly six seconds. Her time of 2:51.11 was good enough for an eighth-place finish. Sophomore Sharelle Samuel grabbed a personal best for herself, running the 400m dash in 55.35 seconds.
First-year Gregory Lapit added to the lists of personal bests, placing first in the men's 400m dash with a time of 47.62. Lapit's performance on the day moved him up into the all-time performance list, coming in at number two behind teammate Jovahn Williamson (47.39). Finishing behind Lapit, first-year Aaron Shirley finished third (47.93), while also moving into fourth in the record books.
Every athlete-both men and women ran a personal best in the 3000m run. On the women's side, senior Gillian Meeks led the Crimson finishing in sixth place, running the race in (9:32.73).
- Tuntivate now sits at the top of the Harvard and Ivy League record books in the men's 3000m run.
- Battershill has now run a personal best in the men's mile two weeks in a row.
- Lapit already sits second in the all-time record books in the 400m dash, only half way through his first year on the team.
- Every athlete- both men's and women's runners ran personal bests in the 3000m run.
The Crimson will travel to New Haven, Conn. to compete in the 66th edition of the Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet on Saturday, Feb. 8.