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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.
“Defense wins championships” is an adage heard in many sports, including college football. But does it pertain to the Ivy League? As the historic Harvard-Yale descends upon the Crimson, what factors are crucial to the team’s success in the matchup –– and how might they differ from conference-wide play? We looked through the past five years of Ivy League football data to try and answer these questions.
The Harvard rowing teams logged multiple high-placing finishes during their biggest home regatta of the year, the Head of the Charles, marking a promising start to the 2023-24 season for the four crew programs.
While most of the Harvard men’s heavyweight crew team is preparing for the Head of the Charles Regatta, one of the Crimson’s oarsmen will be watching from across the Pond as he trains for another race, one almost a year away –– the 2024 Paris Olympics.