2014 MIT Men's Cross Country News

November 22, 2014
No. 8 MIT Finishes Eighth at 2014 NCAA Cross Country Championship
MASON, Ohio – Led by senior Spencer Wenck (Monument, Colo.) the No. 8 MIT men's cross country team finished eighth at the 2014 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championship on Saturday afternoon at Kings Island Golf Center, hosted by Wilmington College.

November 17, 2014
MIT Men's and Women's Cross Country Teams Qualify For NCAAs
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After earning top finishes at this past weekend's New England Division III Regional Championships, both MIT cross country teams earned spots in the NCAA Division III Championships on Saturday, November 22, which will be hosted by Wilmington College at the Golf Center at King's Island in Mason, Ohio.

November 15, 2014
MIT Finishes Third at the NCAA Div. III New England Regional Championship
Williamstown, Mass. – MIT's men's cross country team finished third at the NCAA Division III New England Regional Championship meet on Saturday.

November 4, 2014
NEWMAC Announces Fall Academic All-Conference Awards
BOSTON, Mass. – A league-leading 71 athletes represented MIT on the 2014 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 4, 2014
Halston Taylor Named NEWMAC Men's and Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After guiding both the MIT men and women's cross country teams to consecutive New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) championships last Saturday at Smith College, head coach Halston Taylor was named Coach of the Year, as announced on Tuesday.

November 1, 2014
Men’s Cross Country Sweeps Top Spots to Win 17th Consecutive NEWMAC Title
Northampton, Mass. – MIT’s men’s cross country team won the program’s 17th consecutive NEWMAC team title at Smith College on Saturday. Ranked 11th in the most recent national poll, the Engineers scored a perfect 15 points by claiming the top seven spots in the field of 116 runners. Nine Engineers earned All-Conference honors for individually finishing in the top 14 in the race.

October 22, 2014
Spencer Wenck Named ECAC Runner of the Week
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After being named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Runner of the Week on Monday, senior Spencer Wenck (Monument, Colo.) was tabbed the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Runner of the Week this afternoon.

October 20, 2014
Spencer Wenck Named NEWMAC Runner of the Week
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After leading the No. 14 MIT men’s cross country team to a seventh place finish this past weekend at the AAE Invitational, hosted by UW-Oshkosh, senior Spencer Wenck (Monument, Colo.) was named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Runner of the Week, as announced on Monday.

October 18, 2014
No. 14 Men's Cross Country Places Seventh at The AAE Invitational
WINNECONNE, Wis. – Ranked No. 14 in the latest national poll, the MIT men’s cross country team finished seventh at the AAE Invitational, hosted by UW-Oshkosh at the Lake Breeze Golf Club on Saturday, October 18.

October 11, 2014
Men’s Cross Country Races to Ninth Place at NEICAAA Championships
Boston, Mass. – MIT's men’s cross country team returned to action this weekend competing at the NEICAAA Championships. Ranked 13th in the most recent polls, Tech battled the rain and cold to finish ninth in a field of 39 teams and was the second highest scoring Division III squad at the meet. Annually run at historic Franklin Park in Boston, the NEICAAA Championships are one of the oldest collegiate cross country meets dating back to 1912. The meet features teams from Division I, II, and III from across New England.

September 29, 2014
Spencer Wenck Named NEWMAC Runner of the Week
BOSTON, Mass. – For the first time in his career, senior Spencer Wenck (Monument, Colo.) was named New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Runner of the Week.

September 27, 2014
Men’s Cross Country Kicks Off Season at Purple Valley Classic
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – In the first contest of the 2014 cross country season, the No. 8 ranked Engineers’ men’s cross county team finished third at the annual Purple Valley Classic hosted by Williams College. With temperatures in the 80s at race time, Tech battled the heat and challenging hills of the 8k course that they will revisit for the New England Division III Championships on November 15th.

July 28, 2014
Bullock, Konopka Receive NCAA Postgrad Scholarships
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Recent MIT alums Justin Bullock ‘14 (Detroit, Mich.) and Jaclyn Konopka ‘14 (Novi, Mich.), who competed for the men’s and women’s track and field teams, were both awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, a grant worth $7,500 for postgraduate study.