Oct. 1, 2006
SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. - Despite heading into the Mount Holyoke College Invitational without its top seven runners, MIT swept the top 10 places en route to a dominating victory on Saturday in South Hadley, Mass. Senior Kevin Brulois enjoyed a great afternoon, winning the race in convincing fashion with a time of 26:43.
The Engineers orchestrated a perfect team score, closing 46 points ahead of second-place Babson. The Beavers earned the runner-up spot after finishing three points ahead of third-place Clark. Framingham State College also participated in the race.
Sophomore Yermie Cohen broke the finish line in 27:19, 36 seconds behind Brulois but easily good enough for second place. Freshman Archi Stuk closed in third, with junior Chris Wong and rookie Sandy Spicer grabbing fourth and fifth, respectively.
Despite the impressive sweep, the Engineers had 38 seconds between their No.2 and 7 finishers. MIT's victory would have been even more dominating if not for displacement. In addition to the first 10, the Cardinal and Gray boasted 14 of the top 18 finishers.