Jason Saretsky - enters his sixth season as the director of men's and women's track and field and cross country at Harvard in 2011-12. This past season the Harvard men's track and field team finished with their best placing at the Heptagonal Championships since 2002 finishing fourth. Saretsky's tutelage also helped a runner to qualify for the NCAA Championship in track and field in 2010-11.
During Saretsky’s first four seasons at the helm of the Crimson, Harvard has had five All-America performances, six NCAA qualifiers, 22 NCAA regional qualifiers, three ECAC/IC4A titles, 19 Heptagonal champions, 12 school records and more than 80 marks added to the program’s top-10 list.
Saretsky saw three runners qualify for the 2009 NCAA Cross Country Championships, as Daniel Chenoweth '11, Kaylin Kuzmuk '12 and Claire Richardson '11 represented the Crimson. Richardson went onto qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the 5,000 meter run last spring. Both the Harvard men's and women's teams finished in the top half of the league standings at Indoor Heps for the first time since 2002.
Saretsky came to Harvard following his success as the associate head coach of the track and cross country programs at Iona College, where we worked directly under head coach Mike Bryne, who was a four-time Northeast Coach of the Year.
Saretsky is just the 10th person to serve as head coach of the track and field program since Harvard began formal competition in 1874.