MIT Takes Fifth at NCAA Cross Country Championship

OSH KOSH, Wis. – Freshman Elaine McVay (San Ramon, Calif.) led the way with a 38th-place finish as the MIT women's cross country team placed fifth out of 32 teams at the NCA A Division III championship in Osh Kosh, Wis. on Saturday. McVay finished 38th overall and was the fifth-best freshman finisher at the championship. It was the third consecutive season that MIT has finished in the top 5 at the national championship.

After McVay, sophomore Martina de Geus (Los Altos, Calif.) was the next Tech harrier across the finish in 62nd place with a time of 21:55.75 over the six-kilometer course. Junior Brooke Johnson (Shoreham, N.Y.) was third on the team with a showing of 72nd overall in 22:06.84. Senior Tania Morimoto (Mountain View, Calif.) followed Johnson in 112th place with her time of 22:23.41. Sophomore Claire O'Connell (Los Altos Hills, Calif.) was the final scoring runner for the Cardinal and Gray, placing 131st in 22:30.92.

A pair of freshmen, Stephanie Marzen (McLean, Va.) and Dacie Manion (Old Town, Maine), also ran at the championship, finishing 178th and 272nd, respectively.

In the men's championship, senior Daniel Harper (Naperville, Ill.) competed as an individual and placed 64th overall.