Rounding the finish of a good runEarly Sunday mornings, when the streets of Cambridge are still empty, you might find MIT senior Justin Bullock running one of his favorite loops: down Memorial Drive along the Charles River, through the woods at Fresh Pond Reservation, and back down Massachusetts Avenue to his dorm, Burton Conner.
Jordan and Xie Named to USTFCCCA All-Academic TeamNEW ORLEANS, La. – Juniors Matt Jordan (Matthews, N.C.) and Benji Xie (El Dorado Hills, Calif.) were the lone MIT men’s cross country runners who were honored with All-Academic accolades from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Friday afternoon. The last Engineers to receive this award were Daniel Harper ’12 and Stephen Serene ’12 in 2012.
Men's Cross Country Finishes in 24th Place at NCAA ChampsHANOVER, Ind. - At its first national appearance as a team since 2010, the No. 13 MIT men's cross country team finished in 24th place out of 32 teams with 541 points at the NCAA Division III Championships at Hanover College on a chilly Saturday afternoon.
Men's Cross Country Ranked 13th in Final USTFCCCA PollNEW ORLEANS, La. – In the final U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) poll to be released before nationals, the MIT men’s cross country team was ranked 13th in the nation, moving up from last week when it sat in 16th.
MIT Men's and Women's Cross Country Teams Qualify for NCAAsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After earning a pair of third place finishes at the New England Division III Regional Championships over the weekend, the No. 16 men’s cross country team and the No. 4 women’s cross country teams received at-large bids to the 2013 NCAA Division III Championships, which will take place at Hanover College on Saturday, Nov. 23.
Men's Cross Country Ranked 16th in Latest USTFCCCA PollKANSAS CITY, Kan. – After winning its 16th consecutive New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) title over the weekend, the MIT men’s cross country team moved back up the national rankings to 16th, as was announced in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) poll on Wednesday.
NEWMAC Announces Fall Academic All-Conference AwardsBOSTON, Mass. – A league-leading 62 athletes represented MIT on the 2013 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.
Engineers Earn 16th Straight NEWMAC Championship TitleBOSTON, Mass. - MIT men's cross country, who has been ranked as high as fourth in the nation in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) poll, claimed its 16th consecutive New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) title on a rainy Saturday afternoon at Franklin Park. Tech has claimed the NEWMAC trophy every year since the inception of the conference in 1998.
Wedge Receives Runner of the Week Accolades for Second Time in Two WeeksBOSTON, Mass. – MIT cross country senior Roy Wedge (Lawrence, Kan.) was named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Runner of the Week for the second time in two weeks on Tuesday afternoon following his performance at the NEICAAA Championships over the weekend. This is the third time in his career at MIT that he has earned the honor.
Cross Country Comes in 9th Place at NEICAAA ChampionshipsBOSTON, Mass. - After having not competed last weekend, #4 MIT men's cross country team returned to the trail to compete in the NEICAAA Championships that took place at Franklin Park on a crisp, chilly Saturday afternoon. Tech finished in ninth place with 273 points, behind Tufts University in eighth with 269 points and Yale University in 10th with 305.
Men's Cross Country Continues to Climb USTFCCCA Coaches PollNEW ORLEANS, La. – Even though it did not compete this past weekend, the MIT men’s cross country team moved up one place to fourth in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division III National poll that was released on Wednesday afternoon. The Engineers, who received the program’s first-ever top five ranking in the poll that was released on Sept. 25, keep making program history as they continue to climb up the ranking’s ladder.
Roy Wedge Named NEWMAC Runner of the WeekBOSTON, Mass. – For the third time in his career, MIT men’s cross country senior Roy Wedge (Laurence, Kan.) was named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Runner of the Week following his impressive performance this past weekend.
MIT Men's Cross Country Finishes First at Purple Valley ClassicWILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - Racing for the second consecutive weekend, No. 5 MIT men's cross country traveled to Williams College to compete in the Purple Valley Classic on Saturday afternoon. The Engineers, who moved up from 28th to fifth in the most recent U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) national rankings this week, raced against No. 9 Williams and No. 23 Middlebury.
Men's Cross Country Makes Historical Leap to Top 5 in National RankingsNEW ORLEANS, La. – MIT men’s cross country made a monumental leap to No. 5 in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division III National Coaches Poll that was released on Wednesday afternoon, marking the first time in program history that the Engineers have ever been in the top five. Tech also moved up significantly in the New England regional rankings, catapulting from No. 6 to No. 1.
Engineers Appear on USTFCCCA National Rankings ListCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In the first week of regular-season polls released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Wednesday afternoon, the MIT men’s cross country team appeared 28th on the list and sixth in the regional rankings. The Engineers slipped just one place from their preseason ranking that was announced at the end of last month.
MIT Cross Country Teams Volunteer with Charles River ConservancyCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Members of the MIT men’s and women’s cross country teams took some time away from the trails and volunteered with the Charles River Conservancy (CRC). With the help of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) at MIT, the Engineers spent the afternoon improving the Charles River bike path by pulling vines, picking up trash, cutting back growth on cherry trees and painting benches.