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HARVARD UNIVERSITY TRACK AND FIELD

FACTS

Enrollment – 6,500

Setting – Urban / Suburban

Location – Cambridge, MA (Boston)

Acceptance Rate – 5%

 

2018 US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT ACADEMIC RANKINGS:

National University Ranking – 2nd

Ivy League Ranking – 2nd


OTHER RANKINGS:

Best Value Colleges – 2nd

Hardest Colleges To Get Into – 1st

Best Colleges for Biology, Sociology, Math, Anthropology (pretty much everything) – 1st

 

ACADEMIC REVIEW

Harvard College students describe the school as a “dynamic universe” and an “amazing irresistible hell” that pushes them to the extremes of their intellect and ability. Unsurprisingly, the legendarily “very difficult” school attracts some of the country’s most promising youth, who rise to the occasion in almost every aspect of their life on campus, not just the classroom. Harvard’s recent financial aid enhancements have increased the number of applications by a landslide, but even after getting past the admissions hurdle, “people find ways to make everything (especially clubs and even partying) competitive.” Happily, this streak is more of a “latent competition,” as there are more than enough opportunity and resources to go around. “It is impossible to ‘get the most out of Harvard’ because Harvard offers so much,” says one student. Much like the students, the professors at this “beautiful, fun, historic, and academically alive place” in Cambridge, Massachusetts, are among “the brightest minds in the world,” and “the level of achievement is unbelievable.” Some of the larger introductory classes are taught by teaching fellows (TFs), meaning “you do have to go to office hours to get to know your big lecture class professors on a personal level,” but once your figurative underclass dues are paid, the access to “incredible” and “every so often, fantastic” professors is perfectly within reach. Top it off with Grade-A internship and employment opportunities, a good old alumni network, and a crimson pedigree for your résumé, and you may just end up agreeing with the Harvard student who refers to his experience as “rewarding beyond anything else I’ve ever done.” Though the administration can be “waaaaay out of touch with students” and “reticent to change,” it at least “does a good job of watching over its freshmen through extensive advising programs,” and students all have faith that their best interests are being kept in mind.

PRINCETON REVIEW SUMMARY CLICK HERE


IVY LEAGUE AVERAGE PAST THREE-YEAR FINISH

Men’s XC – 7th, Men’s Indoor T&F – 6th, Men’s Outdoor T&F – 5th

Women’s XC – 5th  Women’s Indoor T&F – 1st, Women’s Outdoor T&F – 1st

 

EVENT STRENGTHS/ WEAKNESSES

Men’s strengths – long sprints, hurdles

Men’s needs improvement – short sprints, throws  

Men’s needs more depth – middle distance, jumps

Women’s strengths –short sprints, hurdles

Women’s needs improvement – long sprints, Jumps

Women’s needs more depth – distance, throws

 

TOP PERFORMERS OF 2018

Erik Duffy                         17’ 3” - PV

Jovhan Williamson           47.03 (Fr)

Marshall Meyers               1:49.24 - 800m

Gabriella Thomas             11.19 – 100m, 22.32 – 200m, 20’ 5” - LJ

Simi Fajermisin                  42’ 10” – TJ, 19’ 11 ¾” - LJ

 

HARVARD TRACK AND  FIELD RECRUITING STANDARDS  (CLICK HERE)

FAST TRACK RECRUITING – IVY LEAGUE TRACK AND FIELD RECRUITING STANDARDS – (CLICK HERE)


ONLINE QUESTIONNAIRE
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FACILITIES

Outdoor Track Facility (CLICK HERE)

Indoor Track Facility (CLICK HERE)

COOL FACTS

Director of Track and Field, Jason Saretsky was in my first recruiting class ever at Columbia University running 1:51 for the 800m and 2:26 for the 1000m.

 JASON SARETSKY BIO (CLICK HERE)

 

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