2013-14 MIT Men's Cross Country News

May 8, 2014
Rounding the finish of a good run
Early 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.

April 11, 2014
Bullock and van den Heuvel Named Finalists for Arthur Ashe Award
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Seniors Justin Bullock (Detroit, Mich.) and Louise van den Heuvel (Nashua, N.H.) were named as finalists for the 2014 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award, as announced on Thursday by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine.

February 14, 2014
Jordan and Xie Named to USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
NEW 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.

November 23, 2013
Men's Cross Country Finishes in 24th Place at NCAA Champs
HANOVER, 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.

November 19, 2013
Men's Cross Country Ranked 13th in Final USTFCCCA Poll
NEW 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.

November 18, 2013
MIT Men's and Women's Cross Country Teams Qualify for NCAAs
CAMBRIDGE, 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.

November 16, 2013
Tech Comes in 3rd Place at the New England Division III Champs, Advances to Nationals
PORTLAND, Maine - MIT men's cross country, ranked 16th in the nation in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) poll, came in third place with 113 points at the New England Division III Championships at the University of Southern Maine on Saturday afternoon.

November 6, 2013
Men's Cross Country Ranked 16th in Latest USTFCCCA Poll
KANSAS 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.

November 5, 2013
NEWMAC Announces Fall Academic All-Conference Awards
BOSTON, 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.

November 3, 2013
Engineers Earn 16th Straight NEWMAC Championship Title
BOSTON, 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.

October 15, 2013
Wedge Receives Runner of the Week Accolades for Second Time in Two Weeks
BOSTON, 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.

October 12, 2013
Cross Country Comes in 9th Place at NEICAAA Championships
BOSTON, 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.

October 9, 2013
Men's Cross Country Continues to Climb USTFCCCA Coaches Poll
NEW 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.

September 30, 2013
Roy Wedge Named NEWMAC Runner of the Week
BOSTON, 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.

September 28, 2013
MIT Men's Cross Country Finishes First at Purple Valley Classic
WILLIAMSTOWN, 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.

September 25, 2013
Men's Cross Country Makes Historical Leap to Top 5 in National Rankings
NEW 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.

September 21, 2013
MIT Men's Cross Country Opens Season with a First-Place Finish at the USM Invitational
PORTLAND, Maine - MIT men's cross country officially opened the season at the Southern Maine Invitational Cross Country Meet on Saturday afternoon, a pre-regional meet hosted to give New England teams the opportunity to see the course prior to the NCAA Division III Regional meet in November.

September 18, 2013
Engineers Appear on USTFCCCA National Rankings List
CAMBRIDGE, 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.

August 26, 2013
MIT Cross Country Teams Volunteer with Charles River Conservancy
CAMBRIDGE, 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.

August 20, 2013
MIT Cross Country Selected for Top Spot in NEWMAC Preseason Polls
BOSTON, Mass. – The MIT men’s and women’s cross country team were voted atop the standings in the first-ever New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) preseason coaches’ poll, it was announced on Monday.