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Track and Cross Country

Record Breaker
Track and Cross Country

Graham Blanks Smashes NCAA Record in the 5000m, Achieves Olympic Standard

Could juggling a soccer ball and listening to reggae be the secret ingredients to setting NCAA records and achieving Olympic standards? These activities are what you can find Harvard junior and now NCAA Champion Graham Blanks doing before a race.

Record Breaker
Track and Cross Country

Record Breaker

Junior Graham Blanks takes a bow after setting an NCAA record in the 5000m race on Saturday.

Blank Slate
Track and Cross Country

Harvard's Graham Blanks Wins History-Making National Title at NCAA Cross Country National Championships

Junior cross country runner Graham Blanks took home the individual national title at the 2023 NCAA Division I Cross Country National Championship race last Saturday, capping off an undefeated season. He is the first male runner from the Ivy League to ever win the race.

Make a Run for It
Track and Cross Country

Harvard Cross Country Sprints into 2023 Season with a Dominant Start and Ambitious Aspirations

The Harvard men’s and women’s cross country teams have had a strong start to the fall season. After competing in the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown, Harvard won both team titles, triumphing over 14 other teams, and had the individual champion in both races as well.

Make a Run for It
Track and Cross Country

Make a Run for It

Harvard runners compete in the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships on Oct. 28, 2022. In that event, the women won the conference while the men came second. Led by then-junior Maia Ramsden and then-sophomore Graham Blanks, these Crimson athletes now captain the 2023-24 teams.

Jack Hammer
Track and Cross Country

Jack Hammer

Senior Stephanie Ratcliffe of Melbourne, Australia competes at the 2023 NCAA tournament for outdoor track and field, where she was named champion in the hammer throw event.

A Stone's Throw Away
Track and Cross Country

A Stone's Throw Away

Sophomore thrower Kenneth Ikeji throws at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship in Austin, Texas. Ikeji set a new Harvard and conference record with a throw of 77.92 meters, winning the event.

Jack Hammer
Track and Cross Country

Harvard Track and Field Leaves NCAAs with Three National Champions

The Harvard track and field team sent ten athletes to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship at the University of Austin in Texas from June 7th through June 10th. Over the course of the four-day competition, the team had three individual champions and broke five school records along the way.

Ramsden Races
Track and Cross Country

Rewriting the Record Books: Maia Ramsden, Female Athlete of the Year

Although junior Maia Ramsden has only competed on the Harvard track and field and cross country teams for two seasons, her name is quickly taking up a lot of real estate in the Harvard Athletics record book.

Going the Distance
Track and Cross Country

Going the Distance: Graham Blanks, Male Performance of the Year

Harvard track and field has had a dominant three seasons this year, creating a powerhouse within its sprints and distance group. At the head of this distance dominance was sophomore Graham Blanks, a Georgia native who has taken Harvard and the Ivy League by storm.

Ready for Moore
Track and Cross Country

A Sit Down with Theresa Moore '86: Harvard Track and Field, ESPN, and the Power of Storytelling

Theresa Moore is not only a decorated Ivy League track star but a storyteller committed to shedding light on those whose tales have not been told. The former Harvard track and field captain has been an influential member of many communities beyond the track squad, including ESPN and now her own production company, T-Time Productions.

Fair Game
Track and Cross Country

Record Breakers and Title Snatchers: Track and Field, the Team of the Year

Breaking records left and right, marking new tournament and Ivy League titles in its record book, and sending athletes across the country to take podium places at every meet, Harvard track and field has earned itself the honor of Team of Year — both on paper and in the hearts of its members — who will remember the 2022-23 season as a season like no other.

Ready for Moore
Track and Cross Country

Ready for Moore

Theresa Moore '86, a former captain of Harvard track and field, now owns her own production company, T-Time Productions.

Going the Distance
Track and Cross Country

Going the Distance

Sophomore distance runner Graham Blanks runs at the cross-country national championships in the fall, where he earned First-Team All-American status for his top-15 performance.

Shot Put
Track and Cross Country

Shot Put

At the historic HY/OC meet on Apr. 8, senior Alexander Kolesnikoff throws shot put. Kolesnikoff set a school record, throwing at 20.69 m.

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