September 14, 2008

Women's Cross Country Posts Convincing Victory

Sept. 13, 2008

BOSTON, Mass. - Junior Jacqui Wentz led an impressive showing by the nationally-ranked No. 23 MIT women's cross country team as the Engineers placed six runners in the top seven to capture Saturday's Engineers' Cup at Franklin Park. Tech missed a perfect score by just one place, finishing with a final total of 16 points to beat out RPI (51) and WPI (72).

Wentz broke the tape in 19:21, leading a pack of four Tech runners who finished the five-kilometer course in under 20 minutes. Andrea Bradshaw's 19:48 split was good for second, Elizabeth Finn crossed the finish line in third at 19:56, and Jennifer Doyle followed close behind at 19:58. Only RPI's Erin Kyle (5th) was able to finish ahead of any of MIT's top six. Katy Gordon rounded out the scoring for the Engineers, finishing sixth in 20:13.

The Engineers return to action in next weekend's UMass-Dartmouth Invitational. The women's race begins at 12:00 p.m.