MIT Finishes 11th in Directors’ Cup RankingsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Coming on the heels of one of the most successful campaigns in Institute history, MIT placed 11th among all Division III schools in the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA) annual Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. This was the highest ranking for the Engineers in the 14-year history of the program and the first time they were the best performers in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC).
MIT Cross Country Squads Honored for Academic AchievementCAMBRIDGE, Mass. Following a season full of notable athletic success, both the MIT mens cross country team, who captured its 12th consecutive conference title in the fall, and the womens squad, which finished a program-best fifth at the NCAA Division III Championship, were honored for their accomplishments in the classroom last week. The teams each received the All-Academic Award from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), given to teams with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.10 that compiled a team score at the NCAA Regional Championship. In addition to the team awards, seven individual student-athletes garnered accolades from the USTFCCCA, including five by the womens squad, matching the second highest total by any team in the nation.
Engineers Finish Sixth at New England Regional ChampionshipCUMBERLAND, Maine The MIT mens cross country team took sixth place at the NCAA Division III New England Championship, hosted by the University of Southern Maine on Saturday. New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Runner of the Year, Hemagiri Arumugam, was the top overall finisher for the Cardinal and Grey, who matched the programs best finish at the meet since 2003, with 163 total points.
NEWMAC Announces Academic All-Conference TeamsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference recently announced the 2009 NEWMAC Fall Academic All-Conference Team. Thirty-five MIT athletes were recognized by the conference for their performance in the classroom.
Mens Cross Country Wins 12th Straight NEWMAC TitleBOSTON, Mass. Just as it has done every year since the conference began, the MIT mens cross country team captured the New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship Saturday at Franklin Park. On the strength of eight All-Conference performances, the Engineers were able to extend their streak of league titles to 12. Hemagiri Arumugam was named the NEWMAC Runner of the Year as the top overall finisher.
Paul Welle Picks up Conference Weekly HonorsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. Junior Paul Welle was named the New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Mens Cross Country Runner of the Week on Monday after leading MIT to a convincing win at the Saints Invitational on Friday. Welle was the first of seven MIT runners in the top nine on a soggy and windy course at Franklin Park.
Mens Cross Displays Depth at Saints InvitationalBOSTON, Mass. With seven of the top nine finishers, the MIT mens cross country team easily captured the team title at the Saints Invitational hosted by Emmanuel College. Five consecutive Tech runners crossed the finish line just behind the top overall finisher in cold and rainy conditions at Franklin Park on Friday afternoon.
Arumugam Named NEWMAC Runner of the WeekCAMBRIDGE, Mass. Hemagiri Arumugam was named the New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Mens Cross Country Runner of the Week on Monday following a 44th-place finish at the NEICAAA Championship. It was Arumugams third such honor this year and fourth straight for Tech harriers.
MIT Finishes 29th at NEICAAA ChampionshipBOSTON, Mass. The MIT mens cross country team competed against teams from all across New England at Franklin Park on Saturday and took home a 29th place finish out of 47 teams. Hemagiri Arumugam led the way for Tech, which
Kyle Hannon Earns NEWMAC AccoladesCAMBRIDGE, Mass. Freshman Kyle Hannon was named the New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Mens Cross Country Runner of the Week on Monday, after an impressive performance at the Keene State Invitational. Hannon is the third-straight honoree for MIT, joining teammate Hemagiri Arumugam, who received the award each of the past two weeks.
Engineers Fifth at Keene StateKEENE, N.H. The MIT mens cross country team took home a fifth place finish among 11 of the top teams in New England at the Keene State Invitational on Saturday. Kyle Hannon led the way for the Cardinal and Grey, who are currently ranked ninth in the region.
Arumugam Earns Second Straight NEWMAC Weekly HonorCAMBRIDGE, Mass. After leading the MIT mens cross country team to a fourth-place finish at the Codfish Bowl over the weekend, Hemagiri Arumugam was named the New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Runner of the Week. It was the second consecutive week that the MIT senior has received this honor and fifth time overall.
Mens Cross Country Takes Fourth at Codfish BowlBOSTON, Mass. The MIT mens cross country team, led by senior Hemagiri Arumugam, earned a fourth-place finish out of 18 teams at the Codfish Bowl at Bostons Franklin Park on Saturday. Three Engineers were among the top 23 finishers as Techs team score of 96 points was tops among all Division III squads.
Arumugam Tabbed as NEWMAC Runner of the WeekCAMBRIDGE, Mass. Following a strong performance at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational, Hemagiri Arumugam was named the New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Mens Cross Country Runner of the Week on Monday. Arumugam, who received the leagues weekly honor three times as a junior, is a two-time All-Conference performer as well.
Mens Cross Country Finishes Sixth at UMass-DartmouthDARTMOUTH, Mass. The MIT mens cross country team earned a sixth-place finish among 37 teams at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational Saturday. Hemagiri Arumugam was the top overall finisher for the Cardinal and Grey, who totaled 145 points, fourth-best among Division III squads.
MIT Captures Engineers CupSARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. Hemagiri Arumugam paced the MIT mens cross country team to victory in the annual Engineers Cup competition on Saturday afternoon. Tech had five runners among the top 10 finishers, totaling 25 points to beat out RPI (39) and WPI (65). The win was MITs 18th straight in the annual series among the three schools.