September 14, 2009

Alina Gatowski Named NEWMAC Runner of the Week

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Following a season opening victory for the nationally-ranked no. nine MIT women's cross country team in the Engineer's Cup, junior Alina Gatowski was tabbed as the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week on Monday.

Gatowski was the top overall finisher in the annual competition between the Cardinal and Grey, and rivals RPI and WPI. The junior was the first of six MIT harriers to finish in the top 10, breaking the tape with a time of 18:36.72, as Tech earned 22 team points to best runner-up RPI.