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