Hemagiri Arumugam Named NEWMAC Runner of the Week

Sept. 16, 2008

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior Hemagiri Arumugam has been named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Runner of the Week after leading MIT to victory in the Engineer’s Cup, held Saturday at Franklin Park.

Arumugam posted an impressive time of 26:33 in the hot and humid conditions, to lead the Engineers to a decisive victory over RPI and NEWMAC foe WPI. Arumugam used a strong fourth mile to open up a 10 second lead over his closest competitors and eventually broke the tape 13 seconds clear of the second-best finisher.

Arumugam joined women’s runner Jacqui Wentz as the Engineers swept the conference honors for the week.