BOSTON, Mass. – The MIT women's cross country team, ranked third in the latest United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) national poll, finished eighth overall at the All-New England championship on Saturday afternoon. The Engineers were led by Elaine McVay (San Ramon, Calif.), in 21st place, as they totaled 276 points as a team.
McVay was the fourth highest Division III finisher with her time of 18:27 on the five-kilometer course. Brooke Johnson (Shoreham, N.Y.) came through the chute in 18:42, good for 37th place. Martina de Gues (Los Altos, Calif.) posted a time of 19:05 to come through in the 66th position. Tania Morimoto (Mountain View, Calif.) followed closely behind de Gues, in 70th place just two seconds slower. Claire O'Connell (Los Altos Hills, Calif.) was the final scoring runner for the Cardinal and Gray, earning 86th place with a time of 19:20.
Tech was third among Division III teams in the meet, behind Williams College (165) and Middlebury College (216). Boston College was the top overall squad with four of the top nine finishers and 38 points.
Next weekend MIT will travel to the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh for a look at the course that will host this year's NCAA Division III championship.