Men's XC Dominates Field In Season-Opener

Sept. 9, 2006

Complete Results

JAMAICA PLAIN, Mass. - MIT men's cross country opened the 2006 season with its 10th consecutive victory at the annual Engineer's Cup featuring WPI and RPI. Sophomore Jake Ruzevick led an impressive 1-2-3-4 finish for the Cardinal and Gray, breaking the tape with a clip of 26:30.

Senior Kevin Brulois earned runner-up honors in the 8,000-meter circuit, out-dueling rookie Brandon Pung who just missed breaking the 27-minute barrier on the rolling and naturally slow course. Sophomore Joe Roy-Mayhew finished fourth overall after crossing the line one second back of Pung.

WPI and RPI each placed a runner ahead of MIT's No. 5 to prevent the sweep, although the Engineers' impressively displayed its depth by taking seventh through 14th in the individual standings. Out of the first 19 finishers, 16 came from MIT.

MIT finished with 17 points to claim the Cup, while RPI edged WPI after totaling 54 points. Worcester's version of the Engineers closed with 71 points to finish third.