CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT women's track and field team are ranked 14th in the nation, according to the first U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) ranking that was released today. They fell in behind the University of Wisconsin La Crosse, who are 13th, and SUNY Cortland, who are 15th. The Engineers were ranked 11th in the preseason poll that came out on Jan. 9.
The Engineers officially opened their 2013 season at Harvard last weekend when they competed in the Harvard Challenge, finishing in sixth place overall with 26.5 points. MIT's highest finishers were sophomore Elaine McVay (San Ramon, Calif.) and freshman Allison Hallock (Boulder, Colo.) in the 3000 meter run, completing the race in second and third place respectively. Junior Alexandra Taylor (Harbor Springs, Mich.) also earned a handful of points for the Engineers when she finished in third place in the mile run.
MIT will participate in the Terrier Classic at Boston University this Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25-26, while some of the team will remain at home to compete in the first of two MIT Coed Invites, the second of which will take place in two weeks.
The next USTFCCCA poll will be released on Wednesday, Jan. 30.