Track and Cross Country

Harvard Track and Field Sets New Records at the 2024 Ivy League Heptagonals

The Harvard Track and Field team hosted the 2024 Indoor Ivy League Heptagonal Championships at home in the Indoor Gordon Track this past Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 24 to Feb. 25. The Crimson had multiple record-breaking performances, with the women’s team finishing in third place with 97 total points and the men finishing fourth with 81 points. Over the course of the two days, Harvard won a total of eight event titles.


Senior Peter Diebold surges past his fellow Ivy League competitors at the Heptagonal Championships.

Ramsden Sets Ivy League Indoor Mile Record; Will Race For New Zealand at the 2024 World Indoor Championships

Senior distance runner Maia Ramsden made history last Sunday at the 116th Millrose Games, while competing against an esteemed field of professional runners in the women’s indoor mile. Ramsden posted a record-breaking time of 4:24.83, narrowly beating a ten-year-old Ivy League record held by Dartmouth runner Abbey D’Agostino

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fair Game

Sophomore Chloe Fair runs in the 400-meter race, taking first at 54 seconds flat to earn herself First-Team All-Ivy Honors. Fair also took second place in the 200-meter finals at 24.52, trailing another Harvard runner, senior Tina Martin.

For First Time in Program History, Both Men's and Women's Track and Field Teams Crowned at Outdoor Heptagonals

Harvard track and field made program history this past weekend during the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships at the University of Pennsylvania. For the first time in history, both the men’s and women’s teams won the Ivy League title. The historic win marks the men’s team’s eleventh title, and first since 1983. The women’s team claimed their sixth outdoor championship title, along with the honor of triple-crowning.

Lancing on My Own

Junior Lance Ward hands off the baton to junior Collin Fullen in the 4x100 m relay at the Outdoor Ivy League Championships in Philadelphia, Pa. For the first time in program history, both the men's and women's teams were named champions.

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