DARTMOUTH, Mass. - The MIT men's cross country team earned a sixth-place finish among 37 teams at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational Saturday. Hemagiri Arumugam was the top overall finisher for the Cardinal and Grey, who totaled 145 points, fourth-best among Division III squads.
Arumugam completed the five-mile course in 25:05, good for seventh overall. Dan Harper was the next best finisher for the Engineers, 30 seconds behind Arumugam, in 30th place. The next three Tech harriers crossed the finish line within three seconds of each other. Jacob Young was the first of that group, coming in 35th at 25:45. Ben Mattocks (25:47) and Bill Phipps (25:48) were next across in 38th and 39th respectively.
Keene State took home the team title with 68 points, easily outscoring second-place Stonehill (96). Glarius Rop (24:05) of American International College was the top overall finisher by almost 35 seconds.
MIT will return to its home course at Franklin Park next Saturday, September 26 for the Cod Fish Bowl beginning at 12:00 p.m.