Track and Cross Country

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Harvard Track and Field Prepares for Ivy League Heptagonal Championships at Penn

The Harvard track and field team is gearing up for the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships, with competition beginning this Saturday, May 6th and continuing until Sunday, May 7th.

Blank Slate

Then-sophomore distance runner Graham Blanks runs at the Wake Forest Invitational on Apr. 21. Blanks set a new record in the 5000 m run at 13:24.91 to win the meet.

Four School Records Fall for Harvard Track and Field at LSU and Wake Forest

The Harvard track and field team sent athletes to three different meets this past weekend. The distance team traveled to the Sean Collier Invite at MIT and the Wake Forest Invitational in Winston-Salem, N.C., while sprinters and throwers headed down south to the LSU Alumni Gold meet. The team posted another weekend of strong results, breaking four records across the three meets.

On Fire: Harvard Track and Field Breaks More Records at UConn Northeast Challenge

At the UConn Northeast Challenge, Harvard track and field engineered another successful weekend. The team had two field athletes break their own previous records, as well as eight first-place finishes. Both the Harvard men’s and women’s teams currently lead the northeast region in the national rankings.

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