Cornell Track and Field Recruiting Standards

Ivy League Track and Field Recruiting - Program Series, Harvard

Ivy League Track and Field Recruiting

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.

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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

 

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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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Ivy League Track and Field Program Summary - Cornell University

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CORNELL UNIVERSITY

FACTS

Enrollment – 14,000

Setting – Rural

Location – Ithaca, NY

Acceptance Rate – 14%

 

2018 US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT ACADEMIC RANKINGS:

National University Ranking – 14th

 

OTHER RANKINGS:

High School Counselor Ranking – 5th

Best Campus Food – 7th 

Best Colleges for Agricultural Sciences – 1st

 

WHAT THEIR STUDENT’S ARE SAYING

“Beautiful campus, close-knit community, lots of opportunity for research in sciences, alumni network”

“Cornell is a giant place but a place for everybody.”

“Beautiful campus, superior education, very smart colleagues and professors, a lot of great research on campus.”

Cornell is "more than a bunch of books and exams—it's an experience that challenges students to break free from their comfort zones." Seven different undergraduate colleges "really make it feel small and specialized," with "top-notch faculty." The university is "a place where any person can find instruction in any study (and it won't feel like work)," as it allows its students to explore any kind of interest they may have (ranging from Punk Rock as a literary genre to particle physics) while "also offering an incredible amount of depth within each department." There are endless opportunities to "pursue other topics, enhance your knowledge of things that you're already interested in, and try completely random things that you'd never even heard of before." Professors are "experts in their field, almost always conducting their own research, and are enthusiastic about passing their knowledge on to their students."  "Cornell keeps the faculty, research, and access to the most recent information so up-to-date that this campus is as connected as any place in the world." Between balancing those amazing resources and the community feel, the Cornell bigwigs get a lot of applause, as they have "proven time and time again that they care, both on an individual and system-wide level." Great internships, a strong alumni network, and "boundless opportunities after graduation" round out the "definition of amazing" that is Cornell University.

https://www.princetonreview.com/college/cornell-university-1023589

 

IVY LEAGUE AVERAGE PAST THREE-YEAR FINISH

Men’s XC – 4th, Men’s Indoor T&F – 3rd, Men’s Outdoor T&F – 2nd

Women’s XC – 5th, Women’s Indoor T&F – 3rd, Women’s Outdoor T&F – 4th

 

EVENT STRENGTHS/ WEAKNESSES

Men’s strengths – short sprints, LJ

Men’s needs improvement – middle distance, multi’s   

Men’s needs more depth – long sprints, distance

Women’s strengths –mid-distance, steeple, HJ, throws

Women’s needs improvement – multi’s

Women’s needs more depth – sprints, short hurdles

 

TOP PERFORMERS OF 2018

Austin Lyons                       14.02 – 110HH

Alex Rodriguez                   24 ‘ 4 ¼ “ –Long Jump    

Briar Brumley                    10:09.96 – 3000mSC

Shannon Hugard                4:19.75 – 1500m

 

ONLINE RECRUITING STANDARDS – NONE LISTED

Cornell Track and Field purposefully does not set recruiting standards. Why? They would rather sift through a large volume of prospective student-athletes expressing interest in their program and school and work through them prospect by prospect just in case there are “diamonds in the rough” out there. Very cool.

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ONLINE QUESTIONNAIRE

MEN

WOMEN

 

FACILITIES

Outdoor Track Complex -  http://cornellbigred.com/sports/2007/7/30/KaneSportsComplex.aspx?id=35 

Indoor Track Facility -  http://cornellbigred.com/sports/2007/7/30/BartonHall.aspx?id=74

 

COOL ALUMS

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Although Bill Nye The Science Guy did go to Cornell – he did not run track. However, ESPN’s Sarah Spain did run for the Big Red. Spain was a heptathlete and was co-captain her senior year.

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Cornell Track and Field Recruiting - Women's Class of 2022

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Amy Alagor
Bronx, N.Y. / Christopher Columbus Camp / College Agriculture and Life Sciences
Alagor was the New York State champion in the shot put in 2018 as well as the PSAL City Champion in the indoor weight throw, indoor shot put, and outdoor shot put. Her personal bests are 41-1 1/2 in the shot put, 123-9 in the discus and 48-3 in the weight throw.
 
Monique Anderson
Bloomfield, Conn. / Bloomfield HS / College of Arts and Sciences
A standout in the high jump, Anderson has repeatedly jumped a personal best of 5-7. As the third-best high jumper in Connecticut, she helped her team to several championship seasons as well as posting a strong individual presence at New Balance Nationals.
 
Angelica Arroyo
Nesconset, N.Y. / Smithtown West HS/ College of Arts and Sciences
A several-time All-Long Island Track and Field Team athlete, Arroyo has long jumped as far as 18'8.5" for a school record-breaking mark. To further show of her athleticism, she has been a strong contributor on sprint relay teams as well as being a multi-sport athlete by playing volleyball for Smithtown West HS.
 
Elise Burdette
Bellevue, Wash. / Issaquah HS / College of Engineering
An outstanding sprinter, Burdette had a fantastic senior season. She led her team to the KingCo championship winning three events (200, 400, 4X400). At the 4A state meet, she anchored her team to a 4X400 win, splitting 55.94 and finishing second at 400 meters in a personal best 56.15. Her Issaquah HS team finished second at the championship.
 
Leone Farquharson
Kingston, Jamaica / Campion HS / College of Arts and Sciences
Farquharson is an incredible triple jumper with her most impressive jump as far as 40-4 1/2. Her final high school season ended with an outstanding victory in the triple jump at the Carifta Games. In addition, she has long jumped 18-4 1/2 and high jumped 5-5.
 
Kayleigh Furth
Andover, N.J. / Newton HS / College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Furth had an amazing senior season at Newton HS, winning both the state section and Group 2 400 meters, recording a best of 55.89. She finished fifth at the Meet of Champs for Newton HS and is an accomplished relay runner.
 
Allyson Gaedje
Stony Brook, N.Y. / Ward Melville HS / College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
One of the top middle distance runners in New York state, Gaedje has split 2:09 for 800 meters and has an open best of 2:12.81. She also has run 57.95 for 400 meters.
 
Gabriela Garza
Brownsville, Texas / IMG Academy / School of Hotel Administration
A former Texas HS state runner-up in the hurdles, Garza spent her senior year at IMG Academy. There, she had an outstanding season running personal bests and setting school records at 60 hurdles (8.90), 100 hurdles (13.97) and 300 hurdles (43.57).
 
Rachel Green
Fairfax, Va. / Oakton HS / College of Arts and Sciences
Green had a terrific senior year at Oakton HS, improving across the board and concluding her career with a fourth-place finish at the Virginia state meet in the 1600 and with personal bests of 2:16.04 for 800 and 5:01.28 for 1600.
 
Julia Hans
Belle Meade, N.J. / Montgomery HS / College of Human Ecology
A top distance talent from New Jersey, Hans has a PR of 11:08.55 for 3200 meters and was one of her area's best in cross country.
 
Rebecca Hasser
Los Altos, Calif. / Homestead HS / College of Engineering
Hasser had big breakthroughs as a senior at Homestead HS, improving to 4:59.21 for 1600 and 10:48.35 for 3200. She also advanced to the highly competitive California state cross country meet. 
 
Tara Higgins
Media, Pa. / Penncrest HS / College of Human Ecology
A talented multi-event athlete, Higgins finished fifth at the Pennsylvania State Championships in the javelin and seventh at the PTFCA Indoor State Championships in the 400m with a PR time of 57.83. Higgins boasts personal bests of 137-1 in the javelin, 17-7 in the long jump, 5-2 in the high jump and 2:15.74 in the 800m.
 
Erin Hudson
Conway, Mass. / Deerfield Academy / College of Engineering
One of the top middle distance runners to come out of Deerfield and a relative newcomer to full-time running, Hudson has personal bests of 4:41 for 1500 meters and 10:24 for 3000 meters.
 
Lucy Hurt
Port Washington, N.Y. / Paul Schreiber HS / College of Engineering
One of New York's best in the 2K steeplechase with a PR of 7:12.35, Hurt has great range, boasting a best of 2:15 for 800 meters while also qualifying for the state meet in cross country.
 
Beatrice Juskeviciute
Kaunas, Lithuania / IMG Academy / College of Arts and Sciences
A true multi-event athlete, Juskeviciute won the heptathlon at The New Balance National High School Championships by a margin of more than 200 points. She posted a personal best in the event with 5,251 points. As a true multi-event athlete, she has shown impressive marks in the sprints, jumps, throws and middle distance events.
 
Miya Kuramoto
Lansing, N.Y. / Lansing HS / College of Arts and Sciences
Kuramoto will be a pole vault specialist for the Big Red with a high school personal best of 12-9. She placed as high as third at the New York State championships. She was also a multi-sport athlete in high school as a soccer player.
  
Samantha Law
Great Neck, N.Y. / Great Neck HS / College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Law emerged as one of the most versatile middle distance/distance runners in New York state, with personal bests of 2:14.00 for 800 meters, 4:38.59 for 1500 meters, and 9:55.73 for 3000 meters. The Section 8 champion at 3000 meters and county champion at 1500 meters, Law was 12th at the NY state cross country meet.
 
Isabel Meyers
Seattle, Wash. / The Northwest School / College of Arts and Sciences
Twice the bronze medalist at the Washington state cross country meet, Meyers was also a force across the board on track with personal bests of 2:15.04 for 800 meters, 5:01.70 for 1600 meters, and 11:04.53 for 3200 meters.
 
Natalie Morris
Hamilton, Va. / Loudoun Valley HS / College of Engineering
The Virginia 4A state champion in cross country and in the 3200 meters on the track, Morris was one of the top runners in the Southeast, claiming a top-10 finish at the Nike Southeast Regional cross country championships. She has PRs of 5:01.99 for 1600 meters and 10:53.84 for 3200 meters.
 
Brooke Olson
Mendham, N.J. / Randolph HS / College of Arts and Sciences
With personal bests of 5:02.66 for 1600 meters and 10:57.66 for 3200 meters, Olson has been among the best in New Jersey on the track for several years and was the sectional runner-up in cross country as a senior.
 
Brooke Overholt
St. Mary's, Ontario / St. Michael Catholic Secondary / College of Human Ecology
Overholt won multiple Ontario championships representing London Legion and was a double scorer in the Canadian Juniors at 100 and 400 hurdles. She enters Cornell with bests of 8.81 (60 hurdles), 13.77 (100 hurdles), 61.38 (400 hurdles) and 56.13 (400).
 
Faith Polando
Barrington, R.I. / Barrington HS / College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
A hammer specialist with a personal best of 167-5, Polando was runner-up at the Rhode Island Class A Championships and finished sixth at the New Balance National Championships. She comes to Cornell ranked sixth in the country among hammer throwers in her class.
 
Martha Sam
Silver Spring, Md. / Blake HS (Ohio State) / College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
A transfer from Ohio State who competed for Cornell last spring, Sam has already made a big mark on the Big Red's relay teams. She had an outstanding career at Blake HS running 11.79 – 100 meters, 24.35 – 200 meters and 54.14 for 400 meters. At Ohio State, she recorded at PR 24.14 and finished 10th at the Big Ten Conference running 54.44 at 400 meters.
 
Maria Siciliano
West Lafayette, Ind. / West Lafayette HS / College of Arts and Sciences
Siciliano has fought relentlessly to claim a top spot on the Indiana pole vault leaderboards, finishing third in the state meet as a senior. She has continually progressed throughout her high school career, wrapping up with a personal best vault of 12 feet.
 
Nadia Stratton
Tampa, Fla. / H.B. Plant HS (American) / College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
A transfer from American, Stratton ran 5:10.38 for 1600 meters and 10:59.58 for 3200 meters as one of the top preps in Florida. While at American, she earned a top-20 finish at the Patriot League cross country championships and has a 6K cross country PR of 21:45.
 
Kate Zitzmann
Barrington, R.I. / Barrington HS / College of Arts and Sciences
One of the top middle distance runners in New England, Zitzmann was the Rhode Island state runner-up in the 1500 meters and placed fourth in the 800. She's run 2:17.70 for 800 and 4:40.31 for 1500 meters.

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