2014 MIT Women's Cross Country News

December 16, 2014
MIT Cross Country Season Recap
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT junior Sarah Quinn (Watchung, N.J.) was constantly reminded of her team's goals each day throughout the 2014 cross country season.

November 24, 2014
Seven Members of MIT Cross Country Earn All-American Honors
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A combined seven members of the MIT men and women's cross country teams received All-America honors, as announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday, November 24.

November 22, 2014
No. 2 MIT Finishes Second at the 2014 NCAA Cross Country Championship
MASON, Ohio – Led by senior Elaine McVay (San Ramon, Calif.), the No. 2 MIT women's cross country team finished second place at the 2014 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championship on Saturday afternoon at Kings Island Golf Center, hosted by Wilmington College.

November 19, 2014
Taylor, Quinn Receive USTFCCCA Regional Honors
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After guiding the second ranked MIT women's cross country team to a second place finish at the 2014 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championship, head coach Halston Taylor was tabbed U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) New England Region Coach of the Year.

November 17, 2014
MIT Men's and Women's Cross Country Teams Qualify for NCAAs
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After earning top finishes at this past weekend's New England Division III Regional Championships, both MIT cross country teams earned spots in the NCAA Division III Championships on Saturday, November 22, which will be hosted by Wilmington College at the Golf Center at King's Island in Mason, Ohio.

November 15, 2014
Quinn Leads Women’s Cross Country to NCAA Regional Win
Williamstown, Mass. – Ranked fourth in the latest national poll, MIT’s women’s cross country team took the team crown at the NCAA Division III New England Regional Championships and received an automatic bid to the NCAA Championship Meet. In the field of 57 teams, the MIT women proved again to be one of the top teams in the country by tallying just 40 points. MIT placed four runners in the top eight spots and finished comfortably in front of the second place squad from Middlebury College who earned 65 points and also recieved an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships.

November 4, 2014
NEWMAC Announces Fall Academic All-Conference Awards
BOSTON, Mass. – A league-leading 71 athletes represented MIT on the 2014 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Fall Academic All-Conference Team. Criteria includes a minimum GPA of 3.5/4.0 scale or 4.35/5.0 scale, achieving second year academic status at his or her institution, and being a member of a varsity team for the entire season.

November 4, 2014
Halston Taylor Named NEWMAC Men's and Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After guiding both the MIT men and women's cross country teams to consecutive New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) championships last Saturday at Smith College, head coach Halston Taylor was named Coach of the Year, as announced on Tuesday.

November 1, 2014
Women’s Cross Country Claims 8th Consecutive NEWMAC Title With Perfect Score
Northampton, Mass. – Ranked 4th in the most recent national poll, the MIT women’s cross country team claimed the top five individual spots en route to the program’s 8th consecutive NEWMAC team title. Battling cold and rainy conditions, the Engineers scored a perfect 15 points and placed five runners on the All-Conference honoree list.

October 20, 2014
Sarah Quinn Named NEWMAC Runner of the Week
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After leading the No. 4 MIT women’s cross country team to a fourth place finish this past weekend at the AAE Invitational, hosted by UW-Oshkosh, junior Sarah Quinn (Watchung, N.J.) was named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Runner of the Week, as announced on Monday.

October 18, 2014
No. 4 Women's Cross Country Places Fourth at the AAE Invitational
WINNECONNE, Wis. – Ranked No.4 in the latest national poll, the MIT women’s cross country team finished fourth at the AAE Invitational, hosted by UW-Oshkosh at the Lake Breeze Golf Club on Saturday, October 18.

October 14, 2014
Maryann Gong Named NEWMAC Runner of the Week
BOSTON, Mass. – For the first time in her career, sophomore Maryann Gong (Livermore, Calif.) was tabbed New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women’s cross country runner of the week.

October 11, 2014
Tech Women Cross Third at NEICAAA Championships
Boston, Mass. – Ranked No. 2 in the most recent national polls, MIT’s women’s cross country team took to the trails on Saturday and earned a program record third place finish at the NEICAAA Championships. One of the oldest collegiate cross country contests dating back to 1912, the NEICAAA Championships are held annually on the historic Franklin Park course in Boston and bring together runners from 38 Division I, II, and III institutions from across New England.

October 2, 2014
Sarah Quinn Named ECAC Div. III New England Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After being named New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Runner of the Week, along with the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCA) Division III National Athlete of the Week on Monday, senior Sarah Quinn (Watchung, N.J.) was tabbed Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Div. III New England Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week on Wednesday.

September 29, 2014
Sarah Quinn Named NEWMAC and USTFCCA Runner of the Week
BOSTON, Mass. – For the first time this season and second time in her career, junior Sarah Quinn (Watchung, N.J.) was named New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Runner of the Week on Monday.

September 27, 2014
Quinn and Gong Lead Engineers to Team Title at Purple Valley Classic
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – Opening up the 2014 competition season on Saturday, the MIT women’s cross country team claimed the team title at the annual Purple Valley Classic. Ranked fourth in the most recent poll, the Engineers dominated the challenging and hill-filled course while battled temperatures in the 80s. Tech was led by top performances from junior Sarah Quinn (Watchung, N.J.) and sophomore Maryann Gong (Livermore, Calif.) who finished 1-2 in the field of 267 women.