BRUNSWICK, Maine – Nationally-ranked No. 3 MIT edged host Bowdoin College by two points in the team standings to take first place among a competitive 10-team field on Saturday at the Bowdoin Cross Country Invite. Freshman Stephanie Marzen (McLean, Va.) led the way for the Engineers with her seventh-place finish.
Marzen navigated the six-kilometer course, which will serve as the site of this year's New England Division III championship, in 23:37. Amelia Helmick (Eugene, Ore.) came through the chute in 10th-place with a time of 23:47. Cindy Huang's (San Jose, Calif.) time of 24:16 was good for 13th overall. Chandler Burfield (Naples, Fla.) was the first of three straight Tech harriers across the finish, coming through in 18th at 24:28. Janice O'Brien (Chester, N.J.) and Sarah Sprague (Marengo, Ill.) followed Burfield, as both posted times of 24:30.
The Engineers finished with a team score of 67, just ahead of Bowdoin's total of 69. Wellesley College was third with a score of 87.
Tech will return to its home course at Franklin Park next Saturday, October 8 for the All-New England championship, competing against teams from Divisions I, II and III.