Jacqui Wentz Named NEWMAC Runner of the Week

Sept. 16, 2008

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior Jacqui Wentz has been named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Runner of the Week after leading nationally-ranked No. 23 MIT to a near-perfect victory in the Engineer’s Cup, held Saturday at Franklin Park.

Wentz broke the tape in 19:21, leading a pack of four Tech runners who finished the five-kilometer course in under 20 minutes. The Engineers missed out on a perfect score in the meet by just one place, as five of the top six times belonged to MIT harriers.

Wentz, along with men’s runner Hemagiri Arumugam, helped the Engineers sweep the conference weekly honors.