No. 5 Men's Cross Country Finishes Second at Border Battle

No. 5 Men's Cross Country Finishes Second at Border Battle

THE BASICS:

- Location: Rowan University - Glassboro, N.J.

- The Lead: The No. 5 ranked MIT men's cross country team placed second out of 43 teams on Saturday morning at the Border Battle, hosted by Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J. The Engineers defeated four teams ranked among the top 20 in the nation as the team lost only to top-ranked SUNY Geneseo. MIT finished the meet with 127 points, while Geneseo posted 71 points in the event.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- Leading the way for MIT was graduate student Matthew Deyo (Syracuse, N.Y.), who finished eighth in a time of 23:42.3 for a 4:54 per mile pace over the 8K course. Following quickly behind in ninth was sophomore Dennis Maloney (New Albany, Ohio) in 23:43, followed by sophomore Daniel Weiss (Naperville, Ill.) in 29th place in a final time of 24:21.7 as he ran 5:02 per mile.

- Freshman Josh Derrick (Winnetka, Ill.) was the fourth finisher for the Engineers in a time of 24:24 that placed him 34th, while junior Alex Knoedler (Canon City, Colo.) was the final scoring runner in 47th place in 24:36.

- Rounding out the top seven for the Engineers was junior Nicholas Waltman (Lexington, Ky.) in 59th place in 24:42.8., followed by sophomore Josh Rosenkranz (Glencoe, Ill.) in 60th place with a time of 24:43.3.

- Overall, MIT pushed its top five runners across over a span of just 54 seconds, including 39 seconds for the first three finishers.

UP NEXT

- MIT is back in action on Saturday, October 29th as the Engineers head to Northampton, Mass. for the NEWMAC Championship, hosted by Smith College. The men's race begins at 11 a.m. as the Engineers enter the meet as the 18-time defending league champions.

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