Women’s Cross Country Claims 8th Consecutive NEWMAC Title With Perfect Score

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.

Once again, junior Sarah Quinn (Watchung, N.J.) was the first to cross the line for the Engineers earning her first Individual NEWMAC title with a final time of 18:22. Quinn's previous best performance at the NEWMAC Championship came her in her freshman year when she finished third and was named the 2012 Rookie of the Year. Quinn has now been the top finisher for MIT in three of the four contests this season.

Sophomore Christina Wicker (Oak Harbor, Wash.) crossed the line in second for Tech with a final time of 18:25, just three seconds off of Quinn's winning time in the 5k course. Finishing third for the Engineers was the 2013 NEWMAC Champion, senior Elaine McVay (San Ramon, Calif.) who finished the race in 18:31.

Wrapping up the sweep of the top five positions, sophomore Maryann Gong (Livermore, Calif.) and junior Nicole Zeinstra (Holland, Mich.) crossed in 18:37 and 18:41, respectively.

In the team competition, Wellesley finished in second place with 77 points and Wheaton took home third with 120 points.  

MIT will return to competition on November 15th for the New England Division III Regional Championships in Williamstown, Mass.