Oct. 7, 2006
BOSTON, Mass. - Competing at Boston's famed Franklin Park, MIT women's cross country took another step forward in the development of its program with a terrific effort at the All-New England Championships. Competing against teams from all NCAA divisions, MIT finished 14th overall in the team standings, 14 spots higher than last year's result.
Freshman Maria Monks paced the Cardinal and Gray as she has done all season, finishing in 45th place with a time of 18:33. Senior Hana Adaniya enjoyed a tremendous race and closed in 69th place with a time of 18:58.
Sophomore Jennifer Doyle (19:19) and senior Rachel Niehuus (19:24) were Tech's next two finishers, while junior Adrienne Bolger capped the MIT scoring after crossing the finish line in 19:33, the same time it MIT's No.1 runner from last season to complete the championship course.
MIT finished sixth against the Division III talent, although it's a great indicator of a bright future considering the region's power at the national level. The Engineers did secure a few unlikely victories in the standings, finishing ahead of Providence, Dartmouth, Northeastern, Harvard and NEWMAC rival Wellesley College.