September 24, 2007

Depth On Display As MIT Runs Well At Connecticut College Invitational

Sept. 22, 2007

WATERFORD, Conn. - Senior Brian Jacokes led another impressive team performance for the Engineers at the Connecticut College Invitational, Saturday afternoon. Jacokes finished 18th overall with a time of 26:04 on a fast and flat course to finish one place ahead of junior teammate Trevor Rundell, who closed at 26:07. All five of MIT's scorers finished within 25 seconds of one another.

Despite competing without the services of its top two harriers, MIT's cross country unit performed incredibly well against a talented field, finishing 6th out of 19 teams. Jacokes and Rundell set the pace for an impressive delta for the Cardinal and Gray, while senior Chris Wong finished 36th in a time of 26:30 to complete MIT's scoring.

Senior Joseph Roy-Mayhew finished third for the Engineers with a time of 26:19, while Sophomore Hemagiri Arumugam finished six places and six back after crossing the line 32nd out of 216 competitors. Junior Tyler Abrams, freshman Kevin Kleinguetl and sophomore Jack Bourbonnais all added sub-27 minute efforts in the race to showcase MIT's solid depth.

The meet was won by New York University, which entered the race ranked No. 2 in the country for Division III. Nationally-ranked St. Lawrence, Division II power Stonehill College, and the University of Connecticut also finished ahead of the Engineers.