September 22, 2009

Wentz Earns NEWMAC Weekly Honors

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - For the second consecutive week, an MIT harrier was named the Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week by the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC), as Jacqui Wentz joined teammate Alina Gatowski as a recipient of the honor.   

Wentz helped MIT capture first place at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational, a meet that featured many of the top squads in New England, including a number of NEWMAC schools. She was the top overall finisher, a feat she accomplished twice as a junior, breaking the tape 19 seconds faster than her nearest competitor with a time of 17:40.

On the men's side, Hemagiri Arumugam received similar accolades.