Oct. 14, 2006
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - MIT men's cross country finished third overall at the Plansky Invitational this past Saturday, hosted by No. 20 Williams College at Mount Greylock High School. Sophomore Jake Ruzevick served as Tech's top finisher, closing eighth with a time of 19:28 on the 6000-meter course.
Ruzevick looked in position to win Saturday's race, but a leg injury half-way through the circuit hampered another outstanding performance by the maturing second-year harrier. Josesph Roy-Mayhew crossed the line in 13th place with a time of 19:31, while senior Kevin Brulois ran 19:39 en route to 18th on the individual leader board.
Freshman Johannes Schneider continued to serve as the Engineers' top rookie so far, finishing fourth on the squad in 25th in the meet with a time of 19:48. Sophomore Trevor Rundell ensured that every Tech scorer would clip the 20-minute mark as he capped the scoring in 30th place with a time of 19:57.
The nationally-ranked Ephs won the meet with a score of 19 points. East Stroudsburg finished second in the team standings with 83 points, while MIT scored 94 for a three-point edge against fourth-place Stonehill College. RPI closed out the official team standings, although four other teams competed in the Invitational with partial squads.