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. This is the most All-American honors both teams have combined for in program history.
Led by senior Elaine McVay (San Ramon, Calif.), junior Sarah Quinn (Watchung, N.J.), and sophomores Maryann Gong (Livermore, Calif.) and Christina Wicker (Oak Harbor, Wash.), the second-ranked women's cross country team concluded their campaign as the runner-up at the 2014 NCAA Cross Country Championship this past Saturday, November 24, which was hosted by Wilmington College at the Kings Island Golf Center. MIT's second place finish was the highest any women's team has placed in a national championship meet. McVay, who received All-American honors last season, crossed the finish line first for the Engineers – placing 12th overall – while Quinn finished 16th, Wicker 17th and Gong 32nd.
Senior Spencer Wenck (Monument, Colo.), junior Matthew Deyo (Syracuse, N.Y.) and sophomore Colin Godwin (Cary, N.C.) guided the eighth-ranked Engineers to an eighth place finish at the championship, matching their program's highest finish from the 1985 season. Wenck crossed the finish line first for the Cardinal and Gray, placing fourth overall, while Godwin and Deyo finished 22nd and 25th, respectively.
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