Very interesting article about Harvard. Thanks for posting.
What has been the impact on the men's team?
For those who have not put this together yet, a slightly higher testosterone level in a woman can lead to superior athletic performance, especially in endurance running (thanks to all that extra blood supply to the legs for child bearing). There is also a theory that higher testosterone in women is associated with Autism spectrum disorders, including Asperger's/HFA, which is extremely difficult to diagnose in females. A high IQ frequently goes with HFA, as do OCD and anorexia.
Harvard attracts some brilliant (and quirky) women who are arguably more prone to intensity and OCD than the women at the average state school. Coaching the Harvard women's distance team would be a difficult assignment. The coach who does this job would need to be very aware of not crossing the line between pressured focus that translates to competitive advantage, and pressured focus that translates to disordered living.
I do not know if Harvard women currently have a problem with anorexia (like Washington's women), but the program is clearly producing fewer satisfied alumna (who will donate). The coach's fault? As with any thing in life, where's there's smoke, there's fire.