Sports: Cross Country
In split-meet weekend, Lions take home 27th place at Nationals while young performers stand out at Van Cortlandt Park
After earning an at-large bid to compete at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, women’s cross country fared well on Saturday in Terre Haute, Indiana, taking home 27th place overall while producing two top-100 finishers....
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It is a common misconception that only the top five finishers from each team matter in a cross country meet. Even though the sixth runner breaks a potential tie and the rest of the finishers add points onto rivals’ scores, some coaches tend to focus primarily on their top racers, believing that they have a bigger impact on meet results....
Seniors leave it all on the course as women’s cross country clinches third straight Ivy title, Vasbinder claims top men’s honors
The crowd began to close in on the runners even before the starting gun’s smoke had cleared the air. Its eagerness—and unabashed intensity—is emblematic of the importance of the Ivy League Heptagonal Cross Country Championships to the cross country community....
It was a busy weekend for the Columbia cross country team, which competed in not one but two meets in as many states. The team’s goal was to solidify its roster of top runners who will compete in two weeks at the Ivy League Heptagonal Cross Country Championships, originally named to represent the seven teams that competed in it....
Camacho Ferral claims first place as Columbia women test younger runners at Metropolitan XC Championships
It came down to the wire, but sophomore Sofia Camacho Ferral pulled through when it counted. A late kick and shoulder-to-shoulder finish allowed Ferral to edge out Rutgers’ Olympia Martin for a first-place finish at the Metropolitan Cross Country Championships at Van Cortlandt Park on Friday....
This was not what College Walk is supposed to look like at 8:15 a.m. on a Friday. The crowd, led by Roar-ee, bounced lightly on the balls of their feet. Some chugged water, others chatted with friends, but a few were laser-focused, headphones in. The buzz of anticipation that encompassed campus on Friday was all for President Lee Bollinger’s 18th annual Fun Run....
Vasbinder first, Hays second after Columbia tests its luck against national opponents at the Roy Griak Invitational
This weekend at the Roy Griak Invitational, Columbia men’s and women’s cross country teams proved they can keep up with—and indeed even outpace—top Division I schools....
Part of the challenge of the first race of the cross country season, director Daniel Ireland said, is that it’s difficult to know what to expect.