In case you didn't know, the NE XC regional was moved to the roads as the officials determined the cross country course was unrunnable due to ice. A few schools were able to drop $3500 on some Vaporflys (or maybe they already had them) and the results were impressive.
The Cornell women STUNNED everyone by qualifying. They were only ranked 11th in the region but they ended up finishing 2nd. That was probably the biggest stunner of the day. What will be interesting to learn is wehther the third, fourth and 5th placers behind Cornell - BC, Columbia, Syracuse - were also wearing Vaporflys. The Conell women only made it by 7 points over BC.
The Harvard men and women - also both wearing Vaporflys - won both races. The Harvard women came in ranked 5th and won. The men were ranked 4th and won.
I'm not saying the runners and coaches - Alex Gibby and Mike Henderson - don't deserve credit they do. But let's give some to the Nike designers once again.
Picture of Cornell team in vaporflys