Men's Cross Country Claims New England Regional Title

Men's Cross Country Claims New England Regional Title

THE BASICS:

- Location: Stanley Park - Westfield, Mass.

- The Lead: Led by a runner-up finish by graduate student Matthew Deyo (Syracuse, N.Y.), the No. 5 ranked MIT men's cross country team captured the 2016 NCAA Division III New England Cross Country Regional on Saturday afternoon. The Engineers finished in a tie with No. 3 ranked Williams College with 110 points, but claimed the program's second regional crown and first since 2010 on the tiebreaker.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- Deyo led the Engineers with his second-place showing in a time of 24:28.38, followed by sophomore Dennis Maloney (New Albany, Ohio) in fourth place with a time of 24:33.52. Senior Rory Beyer (San Mateo, Calif.) was the third Engineer finisher in 13th place at 25:03.48, followed by junior Ben Freed (Frederick, Md.) in 43rd place with a time of 25:36.73.

- Sophomore Daniel Weiss (Naperville, Ill.) was the final scoring runner for the Engineers as he crossed in 48th place in a time of 25:42.25. Rounding out the MIT finishers was junior Nicholas Waltman (Lexington, Ky.) in 50th place at 25:44.68, along with junior Alex Knoedler (Canon City, Colo.) in 61st place with a time of 25:56.78.

- The Engineers held the advantage over the Ephs in the top three finishing spots among each team's five scoring runners to claim the tiebreaker.

UP NEXT:

- MIT is back in action on Saturday, November 19th as the Engineers travel to Tom Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Ky. for the 2016 NCAA Division III National Championships. More information will be available on Monday at www.ncaa.com.

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