September 15, 2007

Men's XC Makes Statement At Power-Packed Invitational

Sept. 15, 2007

Complete Results

NORTHFIELD, Minn. - MIT finished sixth out of 27 schools at the St. Olaf Cross Country Invitational, Saturday morning. Junior Jake Ruzevick paced a terrific performance for the Engineers, who made a strong showing against a field that featured eight nationally-ranked teams.

Ruzevick split 26:11 to finish 18th out of 184 runners, but the story on Saturday was MIT's team effort. Senior Brian Jacokes finished 46th with a clip of 26:46, giving the Engineers the fourth-fastest No. 5 runner in the field. The sixth-place effort put MIT ahead of national-ranked North Central College (No. 6) and Wartburg College (No. 16), while the Cardinal and Gray finished just back of fifth-place finisher Allegheny College (No. 8).

Senior Joe Roy-Mayhew ran 26:26 en route to a 25th-place finish, while juniors Yermie Cohen (26:37) and Trevor Rundell (26:38), finished 31st and 33rd, respectively, to cap the scoring.