No. 10 Men's Cross Country Repeats as NCAA Regional Champions

No. 10 Men's Cross Country Repeats as NCAA Regional Champions

THE BASICS: 

- Location: Gorham, Maine (Gorham CC - Hosted by University of Southern Maine) 

- The Lead: Led by a third-place finish by junior Dennis Maloney (New Albany, Ohio), the No. 10 ranked MIT men's cross country team claimed its second NCAA New England Regional title with a total of 81 points on Saturday morning. The win, which is MIT's third overall regional crown, earns the Engineers an automatic spot in the 2017 NCAA Division III National Championship.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- Maloney was the top NEWMAC runner to finish in a time of 25:31.5, followed by junior Aidan Gilson (Florence, Mass.) in 12th place in 25:45.1. The No. 3 runner for the Engineers was junior Josh Rosenkranz (Glencoe, Ill.), as he was crossed in 16th place in a time of 25:51. Sophomore Billy Woltz (Logan, Ohio) was the fourth Engineer and 22nd finisher overall, finishing the 8K event in 26:00. Senior Alex Knoedler (Canon City, Colo.) was just outside the top 25 in 28th place in 26:07.6 as he was the final scoring runner for the Engineers.

- Sophomore Brian Bates (Corning, N.Y.) was the sixth Engineer to cross and 40th overall as he ran 26:17.5 in his first regional meet, followed by senior Nicholas Waltman (Lexington, Ky.) in 103rd place in a time of 27:12.

UP NEXT:

- MIT now earns an automatic berth into the NCAA Division III National Championship, which is set for Saturday, November 18th at the Principia North Farm Course in Elsah, Illinois.

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