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Follow our 2019 FloXC Countdown, where FloTrack ranks the top 25 cross country teams and individuals in the NCAA this season which will be LIVE on FloTrack. And, be sure to watch our LIVE FloXC Podium Reveal Show Monday, August 26th at 10 AM CT. The No. 16 men’s spot goes to Harvard and here's why:
Probable Top Five:
SR Kieran Tuntivate (13:57 5K; 28:45 10K; 47th at ’18 NCAA XC)
JR Hugo Milner (8:12 3K; 14:09 5K; 65th at ’18 NCAA XC)
FR Colin Baker (8:55 2 Mile; 14:35 5K; 8th at ’18 FL XC)
SR Will Battershill (8:44 3K SC; 14:12 5K; 12th at ’18 Heps XC)
SO David Melville (14:29 5K; 65th at ’18 NCAA Northeast XC)
Colin Baker via North Charleston, SC (8:55 2 Mile; 14:35 5K; 8th at ’18 FL XC)
The Harvard men will look to qualify as a team to NCAAs for the first time since 2013. They will be led by a duo of returning runners who qualified as individuals to Nationals last season. Kieran Tuntivate will likely be their low stick after finishing just outside of All-American status last year. Meanwhile, Hugo Milner will be flirting with a top-40 finish himself after placing 65th overall as a sophomore.
The wildcard for this team will be incoming freshman Colin Baker from North Charleston, South Carolina. Baker became one of the top recruits in the nation after running 8:55 for the 2 mile and finishing top ten at Foot Locker Nationals last fall. The combination of these three men in addition of other impact runners such as Will Battershill and David Melville will set the Crimson up for success in 2019.