October 16, 2010

Erickson and Trimble Help Lead Men’s Cross Country to Ninth-Place Finish

WATERFORD, Conn. – Resting some of its top runners, in advance of some upcoming championship meets, the MIT men's cross country team traveled to Connecticut College to compete with some of the top squads in New England, as well as the New York and New Jersey area. The Engineers, who are ranked No. 7 in New England, finished ninth overall and fifth among Division III teams with 253 points.

Andrew Erickson and Logan Trimble performed well for Tech, finishing in 37th and 39th place respectively. Erickson navigated the eight kilometer course in 26:45 while Trimble was just one second behind. Joseph Christopher's time of 27:07 was good for 58th and earned 53 points for the Cardinal and Gray. Matthew Weaver maintained a 5:30 pace for a time of 27:16 and a 71st-place standing. Jay McKenna rounded out the scoring for MIT with his 75th-place finish, coming through in 27:20. 

The University of Connecticut and Tufts University shared the team title with 59 points. The other Division III squads to finish ahead of the Engineers included the College of New Jersey, the host team and Cortland State.

Tech will take next weekend off before returning to action at the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship on October 30 at Moore State Park in Paxton, Mass.