October 14, 2004
2003 Season Highlights
Oct. 14, 2004
For the second time in three years, MIT pulled away with the NEWMAC Women's Cross Country Championship. Led by second-place finisher senior Martha Buckley, the Engineers sneaked past Wellesley (61-65) with a tremendous team race. Junior Julia Espel and freshman Karen Condon shared All-Conference honors with Buckley, while Paul Slovenski was named NEWMAC Coach of the Year for the third consecutive season.
Women's cross country produced an incredible team effort en route to a third-place finish at the Twin Brooks Invitational hosted by the University of Southern Maine. Junior Julia Espel finished ninth overall (23:23.3), while senior teammate Martha Buckley dipped through the chute just over a second later in 10th (23:24.7). Led by the two top-ten finishes, MIT upended regional powers Keene State and Wheaton.
The Engineers had a Conference-high 12 runners named to the NEWMAC All-Academic Team. Earning accolades were: Seniors Martha Buckley and Kathleen Huffman, juniors Veronica Andrews, Nancy Benedetti, Katrien Brak, junior Julia Espel, Jennifer Gaugler, Agnieszka Koscielnak, and Meredith Silberstein, and sophomores Andrea Dooley, Karen Kinnaman, and Liz Walker.
Senior co-captain Martha Buckley was selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team for her outstanding performances as a member of the cross country and track and field teams.