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. Taylor, who received the accolade for both teams, guided the men's team to their 17th consecutive title and women's squad to their eighth straight championship.
Taylor and the Engineers captured first place in their respective races and totaled a perfect 15 team points. MIT also swept the championship for the second time since 1998. Senior Spencer Wenck (Monument, Colo.) and junior Sarah Quinn (Watchung, N.J.) were named the men's and women's Runners of the Year, while sophomore Colin Godwin (Cary, N.C.) was named men's Rookie of the Year.
MIT returns to competition on Saturday, November 15 when they travel to the New England Division III Regional Championship, hosted by Williams College.