September 17, 2011

Tech Takes First at UMass-Dartmouth Invitational

DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Daniel Harper (Naperville, Ill.) was second overall and No. 11 MIT men's cross country team took home the team title at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational on Saturday afternoon. Harper navigated the eight-kilometer course in 24:50.99 to help the Engineers accumulate a team score of 31 points for the overall title.

Stephen Serene (Washington, D.C.) was in fifth place with a time of 24:59.31 while Spencer Wenck (Monument, Colo.) was two spots behind him at 25:03.05. Allen Leung (Arcadia, Calif.) earned a top 10 finish, coming through at 25:04.31 and in ninth place. Karl Baranov (Huntington Beach, Calif.) took 11th overall (25:15.01) to complete the scoring for the Cardinal and Gray.

MIT's team score of 31 was well ahead of runner-up Brandeis Unviersity, which finished with a total of 79.

The Engineers will take off next weekend before returning to action on Saturday, October 1 at the Bowdoin College Invitational.