October 3, 2009

Engineers Fifth at Keene State

KEENE, N.H. - The MIT men's cross country team took home a fifth place finish among 11 of the top teams in New England at the Keene State Invitational on Saturday. Kyle Hannon led the way for the Cardinal and Grey, who are currently ranked ninth in the region.

Hannon took home 13th-place with his time of 26:29. Dan Harper was the next best finisher for the Engineers, crossing the line in 26:49, good for 22nd. Bill Phipps was six seconds and two positions behind Harper. Jacob Young's time of 27:09 gave him a 27th-place finish and Gihan Amarasiriwardena rounded out the scoring for Tech with a time of 27:15.

MIT's 114 points were fifth-best overall, as the host Owls took home the top spot with a score of 44 points.

The Engineers will return to their home course at Franklin Park for the NEICAAA Championship next Saturday, October 10 where they will compete with the top teams in New England from Divisions I, II and III. The men's race begins at 1:30 p.m.