CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT cross country program announced its 2011 schedule today, a slate that features nine events including conference, regional and national championship competitions.
Tech will open up with the annual Engineer's Cup meet against RPI and WPI at the Franklin Park cross country course. The MIT women will be seeking their sixth straight team victory in the event while the men have won 18 of the last 19 competitions.
The Cardinal and Gray will travel to Bowdoin College for an Invitational meet on Saturday, October 1 to get a look at the course that will host the New England Division III Championship later in the year. The men's team captured its first ever regional title last year while the women placed fourth.
Franklin Park will serve as the host to a pair of championship events during the season, as Tech will compete in the All-New England Championship there on Saturday, October 8 and return for the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship on Sunday, October 30. MIT has swept the men's and women's conference championships in each of the past four years.
The NCAA Division III Championship will be hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh on Saturday, November 19. Both teams will look to return to the national meet after 3rd and 12th-place finishes by the women and men, respectively, in 2010.
2011 MIT Cross Country Schedule (View as PDF)
||ENGINEER'S CUP||1:00 p.m.|
|Sept. 17||at UMass Dartmouth Invitational||10:30 a.m.|
|Oct. 1||at Bowdoin Invitational||11:00 a.m.|
|Oct. 8||at NEICAAA Championship||12:00 p.m.|
|Oct. 15||at Brooks Invitational||TBA|
|Oct. 15||at Connecticut Coll. Invitational||11:00 a.m.|
|Oct. 30||at NEWMAC Championship||11:00 a.m.|
|Nov. 12||at New England Division III Championship
|Nov. 19||at NCAA Division III Championship||12:00 p.m.|
All Times Eastern (Local Time) and subject to change
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