June 24, 2011
MIT Finishes 11th in Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Rankings
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the second year in a row MIT placed 11th among all Division III schools in the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA) annual Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. The Engineers’ Institute-best finish once again registered as the highest performance by the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC).
February 16, 2011
Six Tech Harriers Land on Cross Country All-Academic Team
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Coming off one of the best seasons in the history of the MIT cross country program, six student-athletes were honored for their academic excellence by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Three men’s runners and three women earned the All-Academic distinction from the USTFCCCA, after placing in the top 35 at the NCAA New England Division III Championship and compiling a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.30 or greater.
November 20, 2010
Women Third, Men 12th at NCAA Division III Championship
WAVERLY, Iowa – Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams from MIT traveled to the NCAA Division III Championship this weekend and came away with tremendous results. The women earned their way onto the awards stand with a third-place finish, the best showing in program history, while the men placed 12th overall. Alina Gatowski brought home All-America honors with her 24th-place finish, as the women’s squad, who entered the meet as the No. 13 ranked team in the country, totaled 214 team points. The men had 347 points, good enough for 12th place of the 32 squads in the meet, which is the best showing for the program at Nationals since 1994.
November 17, 2010
Halston Taylor Selected as New England Men’s Cross Country Coach of the Year
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Four days after his squad surprised a number of people by winning its first ever NCAA New England Division III Championship, Halston Taylor was named the Men’s Regional Coach of the Year by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The Engineers came into the meet as the ninth-ranked team in New England but placed three runners in the top 12 to win the team title by eight points.
November 13, 2010
Men’s Cross Country Wins NCAA Regional Championship
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – Paced by a sixth-place finish from Paul Welle and two other runners in the top 12, the MIT men’s cross country team captured its first ever NCAA New England Division III Regional Championship on Saturday afternoon. With a team total of 93 points, the Engineers beat out a number of nationally-ranked squads to secure the team title for the first time in program history. All five of MIT’s scoring runners received All-New England honors thanks to their top 35 finishes.
November 4, 2010
Halston Taylor Named NEWMAC Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT cross country coach Halston Taylor was named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women’s Coach of the Year on Thursday, after helping lead the Engineers to their fourth straight conference title over the weekend. Taylor, who has been honored as the conference’s top women’s coach three of the past for years, now has a total of 19 such league accolades in his illustrious career.
October 30, 2010
Men's Cross Country Wins NEWMAC Championship for 13th Straight Year
Paxton, Mass. – Anchored by individual champion Roy Wedge and Paul Welle, who finished in first and second place respectively, 12-time defending champion MIT won its 13th straight New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men’s cross country championship on Saturday afternoon at Moore State Park.
October 16, 2010
Erickson and Trimble Help Lead Mens Cross Country to Ninth-Place Finish
WATERFORD, Conn. Resting some of its top runners, in advance of some upcoming championship meets, the MIT mens cross country team traveled to Connecticut College to compete with some of the top squads in New England, as well as the New York and New Jersey area. The Engineers, who are ranked No. 7 in New England, finished ninth overall and fifth among Division III teams with 253 points.
October 11, 2010
Wedge Named NEWMAC Runner of the Week
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Following a career-best performance at the All-New England Championship, freshman Roy Wedge was named the Mens Cross Country Runner of the Week by the New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) on Monday. Wedge helped lead the Engineers, who are ranked No. 17 in the nation, to an 18th-place finish overall, fifth best among Division III teams at the meet.
October 9, 2010
Engineers Take 18th at NEICAAA Championship
BOSTON, Mass. Roy Wedge and Stephen Serene led the way for MIT at the All-New England cross country meet over the weekend at Franklin Park. The Engineers, who are ranked No. 17 in Division III, placed 18th overall and fifth among Division III teams.
September 25, 2010
Mens Cross Country Wins Purple Valley Classic
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. A balanced performance, with five runners in the top 30, helped lead the MIT mens cross country team to victory at the Purple Valley Classic, hosted by Williams College, on Saturday afternoon. The Engineers, who are ranked fourth in New England in the latest USTFCCCA poll, finished with the same point total as Keene State, but earned the meet title based on the finish of their sixth-best harrier.
September 20, 2010
Five Engineers Named NEWMAC Players of the Week
Cambridge, Mass. MIT was well represented in this weeks New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) player of the week announcements, snagging five of the eight honors.
September 18, 2010
MIT Finishes Second at UMass-Dartmouth Invitational
DARTMOUTH, Mass. Paul Welle was the first of four MIT runners in the top 15, as the Cardinal and Gray finished second at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational on Saturday. Tech totaled 73 team points, just three behind first place, Keene State.
September 17, 2010
MIT Ranks Fourth Among All NCAA Institutions in 2010 NCSA Collegiate Power Rankings
CHICAGO, Ill. – The National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA) recently announced its eighth annual Collegiate Power Rankings. Following another tremendous year, the Engineers were listed fourth overall in securing their highest ranking in the history of the report. The NCSA Athletic Recruiting’s Collegiate Power Rankings assess the academic and athletics standards of all NCAA athletic programs across the country. The Power Rankings were developed to help prospective student athletes and their families evaluate the particular strengths of the top colleges and universities at the Division I, II and III levels.
September 11, 2010
Mens Cross Country Second at Engineers Cup
BOSTON, Mass. Richard Prevost and Gihan Amarasiriwardena finished one-two but it was not enough, as the MIT mens cross country team finished second behind RPI at the Engineers Cup on Saturday afternoon. RPI secured places four through nine for a total of 30 points, eight better than the Cardinal and Grays score. WPI was third with 69 points.