• MIT Receives Four Capital One Academic All-America Track & Field/Cross Country Awards
    June 19, 2012
    MIT Receives Four Capital One Academic All-America Track & Field/Cross Country Awards CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the second year in a row, four MIT student-athletes were named to the Capital One Academic All-America Track & Field/Cross Country Team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Tuesday. Rising seniors Kyle Hannon (Park Ridge, Ill.) and Lauren Kuntz (Pittsburgh, Pa.) were tabbed to the first team, while Portia Jones '12 (Queens, N.Y.) and Stephen Serene '12(Washington, D.C.) represented the Engineers on the second and third teams, respectively. MIT’s four awards tied Washington University (Mo.) for the highest tally among Division III programs to receive an accolade this year. The Engineers are the all-time Division III leader in producing Academic All-Americas and ranks third across all NCAA divisions with 188 honors.
  • MIT Places Five on Track & Field/Cross Country Academic All-District Teams
    May 31, 2012
    MIT Places Five on Track & Field/Cross Country Academic All-District Teams CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Five student-athletes from the MIT men’s and women’s track & field and cross country teams were named to the Capital One Academic All-District One team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday. Senior Stephen Serene (Washington, D.C.), junior Kyle Hannon (Park Ridge, Ill.) and sophomore Tyler Singer-Clark (Falmouth, Mass.) were honored on the men’s side while senior Portia Jones (Queens, N.Y.) and junior Lauren Kuntz (Pittsburgh, Pa.) landed on the women’s squad.
  • Three Tech Cross Country Runners Earn All-Academic Honors
    February 10, 2012
    Three Tech Cross Country Runners Earn All-Academic Honors CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Three runners from the MIT men’s and women’s cross country teams were recently honored with All-Academic accolades from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Seniors Daniel Harper (Naperville, Ill.) and Stephen Serene (Washington, D.C.) were recognized on the men’s side while sophomore Martina de Geus (Los Altos, Calif.) was the lone honoree from the women’s team.
  • Tech Places Sixth at Regional Championship
    November 12, 2011
    Tech Places Sixth at Regional Championship BRUNSWICK, Main – Daniel Harper (Naperville, Ill.) finished 12th overall as the MIT men’s cross country team posted a score of 195 to earn sixth place at the New England Division III championship on Saturday. The Engineers had six runners among the top 90 positions at the regional meet.
  • NEWMAC Announces Fall Academic All-Conference Awards
    November 11, 2011
    NEWMAC Announces Fall Academic All-Conference Awards CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A league-leading 45 athletes represented MIT on the 2011 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Fall Academic All-Conference Team. Criteria includes a minimum GPA of 3.5/4.0 scale or 4.35/5.0 scale, achieving second year academic status at his or her institution, and being a member of a varsity team for the entire season.
  • MIT Cross Country Teams Prepare for New England Regional
    November 11, 2011
    MIT Cross Country Teams Prepare for New England Regional BRUNSWICK, Main – Ranked as two of the top teams in the region, the MIT men’s and women’s cross country teams will travel to Bowdoin College for this weekend’s New England Division III championship. The men will look to defend their regional crown from 2010, while the women hope to return to the top spot in New England after finishing fourth a year ago.
  • Taylor Sweeps NEWMAC Coach of the Year Honors
    November 03, 2011
    Taylor Sweeps NEWMAC Coach of the Year Honors CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After leading his squad to a pair of New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) cross country titles on Monday, Halston Taylor was named the Coach of the Year for both the men’s and women’s teams by the conference on Thursday. This marks the second time that Taylor has received the conference awards for both genders, after previously doing so in 2007, his first year with the women’s team.
  • MIT Wins NEWMAC Title for 14th Straight Year
    October 31, 2011
    MIT Wins NEWMAC Title for 14th Straight Year BOSTON, Mass. – The MIT men’s cross country team, ranked No. 12 in the country, swept the top three positions and placed five runners among the top eight positions, to earn the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) championship on Monday afternoon at Franklin Park. The Engineers have won every league crown since the establishment of the conference in 1998, a streak of 14-straight years.
  • NEWMAC Cross Country Championship Postponed Until Monday
    October 28, 2011
    NEWMAC Cross Country Championship Postponed Until Monday CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced today the postponement of its men’s and women’s cross country championship until Monday, October 31. The meet, originally scheduled for Sunday, will still be held at Franklin Park in Boston, Mass. and will begin with the men’s race at 3:00 p.m. followed by the women at 4:00 p.m.
  • Pair of Tech Harriers Named NEWMAC Runners of the Week
    October 17, 2011
    Pair of Tech Harriers Named NEWMAC Runners of the Week CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Following a pair of successful performances at the Brooks Invitational over the weekend, MIT collected the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men’s and women’s Runner of the Week awards on Monday. Daniel Harper (Naperville, Ill.) was named the men’s runner of the week for the third time this year while Brooke Johnson (Shoreham, N.Y.) collected her second award of the season on the women’s side.
  • MIT Places Seventh at Brooks Invitational
    October 15, 2011
    MIT Places Seventh at Brooks Invitational OSHKOSH, Wis. – Running on a course that will serve as the host for this year’s NCAA Division III championship, the No. 7 MIT men’s cross country team finished seventh out of a field of 47 teams at the Brooks Invitational on Saturday. Daniel Harper (Naperville, Ill.) led the way for Tech with a 13th-place showing over the eight-kilometer course.
  • MIT Sweeps NEWMAC Cross Country Awards
    October 10, 2011
    MIT Sweeps NEWMAC Cross Country Awards CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Members of the MIT men’s and women’s cross country teams swept the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Runner of the Week awards, as announced by the league on Monday. Following solid showing by both nationally-ranked squads at the All-New England championship over the weekend, Daniel Harper (Naperville, Ill.) and Elaine McVay (San Ramon, Calif.), collected the conference’s men’s and women’s honors.
  • Tech Places Sixth at All-New Englands
    October 08, 2011
    Tech Places Sixth at All-New Englands BOSTON, Mass. – Facing some of the top competition in the region from across all Divisions, the nationally ranked No. 7 MIT men’s cross country team finished sixth overall at the New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association (NEICAAA) championship Saturday at Franklin Park. All five Tech harriers placed among the top 75, as the Engineers had the second best showing of all Division III squads at the meet.
  • Erickson Named NEWMAC Runner of the Week
    October 03, 2011
    Erickson Named NEWMAC Runner of the Week CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior Andrew Erickson (Shorewood, Wis.) was rewarded with a solid showing over the weekend with the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men’s cross country runner of the week award for the week of October 2. Erickson helped the nationally-ranked No. 9 Engineers take second place at the Bowdoin College Invitational, finishing behind only the host Polar Bears.
  • Men’s Cross Country Finishes Second at Bowdoin Invite
    October 01, 2011
    Men’s Cross Country Finishes Second at Bowdoin Invite BRUNSWICK, Maine – Four MIT runners placed in the top 20 overall, as the No. 9 nationally ranked men’s cross country team secured a runner-up performance at the Bowdoin College Invitational on Saturday. The meet was a chance for the Cardinal and Gray to preview the course that will host the New England Division III championship later this fall.
  • MIT Sweeps NEWMAC Cross Country Honors for Second Straight Week
    September 19, 2011
    MIT Sweeps NEWMAC Cross Country Honors for Second Straight Week CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the second consecutive week, a pair of MIT student-athletes collected both the men’s and women’s Runner of the Week awards from the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC). Brooke Johnson (Shoreham, N.Y.) and Daniel Harper (Naperville, Ill.) earned the weekly honors on Monday after MIT took home both the men’s and women’s team titles at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational on Saturday.
  • Tech Takes First at UMass-Dartmouth Invitational
    September 17, 2011
    Tech Takes First at UMass-Dartmouth Invitational DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Daniel Harper (Naperville, Ill.) was second overall and No. 11 MIT men’s cross country team took home the team title at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational on Saturday afternoon. Harper navigated the eight-kilometer course in 24:50.99 to help the Engineers accumulate a team score of 31 points for the overall title.
  • Mattocks, Taylor Collect NEWMAC Weekly Accolades
    September 12, 2011
    Mattocks, Taylor Collect NEWMAC Weekly Accolades CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Following a pair of strong performances at the Engineer’s Cup meet over the weekend, the MIT men’s and women’s cross country teams received a pair of weekly honors from the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC). Benjamin Mattocks (Sharon, Mass.) was named the conference Men’s Runner of the Week while Alexandra Taylor (Harbor Springs, Mich.) was tabbed on the women’s side.
  • Men’s Cross Country Finishes Second at Engineer’s Cup
    September 10, 2011
    Men’s Cross Country Finishes Second at Engineer’s Cup BOSTON, Mass. – Benjamin Mattocks (Sharon, Mass.) led the way with a runner-up finish by the slimmest of margins, as the MIT men’s cross country team, currently ranked No. 17 in the country, placed second at the Engineer’s Cup behind RPI at Franklin Park on Saturday. The Cardinal and Gray had three runners in the top six but was no match for RPI, which placed all five of its scoring runners in the top eight positions.
  • Tech Cross Country Teams Earn Spots in Preseason National Rankings
    August 24, 2011
    Tech Cross Country Teams Earn Spots in Preseason National Rankings CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released this year’s national preseason cross country coaches’ poll on Wednesday and both the MIT men’s and women’s teams found themselves among the tops in the country to open the 2011 campaign. Both squads are coming off tremendous finishes in 2010, as the women placed third at the NCAA Division III championship and the men were 12th nationally.
  • 2011 MIT Cross Country Schedule Announced
    August 01, 2011
    2011 MIT Cross Country Schedule Announced CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT cross country program announced its 2011 schedule today, a slate that features nine events including conference, regional and national championship competitions.