Oct. 7, 2006
BOSTON, Mass. - Sophomore Jake Ruzevick split 25:19 en route to a 22nd place finish at the All-New England Cross Country Championships, which includes teams across all NCAA divisions. Ruzevick's finish propelled MIT to 16th place in the final team standings.
Ruzevick's clip was 40 seconds faster than Tech's No. 1 runner from the 2005 edition of the championships. Closing with a mile pace of 5:08 over the 8000-meter circuit, he boasted the fifth-best finish against Division III competiton.
Senior Kevin Brulois also ran well, splitting 25:45 en route to a second-place finish for MIT and 62nd in the field. Junior Joe Roy-Mayhew also clipped the 26-minute barrier, finishing as MIT's No. 3 with a time of 25:56.
A pair of freshmen capped the scoring for the Engineers. Johannes Schenider and Brandon Pung finished just four seconds apart, with Schneider completing the course in 26:14. Sophomore Trevor Rundell (26:29) and junior Chris Bruce (26:45) completed the Tech contingent.
Division II power UMass Lowell won the meet with a score of 76 points, while Boston College, Brown and the University of Connecticut finished second through fourth. MIT finished fourth against the Division III field.