2017 MIT Women's Cross Country News

  • Bacher Leads No. 3 Engineers in Season-Opening Victory
    September 23, 2017
    Led by three runners in the top 10, the No. 3 MIT women’s cross country team powered to a season-opening victory at the Purple Valley Classic on Saturday afternoon. The Engineers defeated eight nationally-ranked teams, including three in the top 10, to win the meet with a total of 55 points.
  • Gong Named as NCAA Woman of the Year Top 30 Honoree
    September 06, 2017
    Indianapolis, Ind. (September 6) -- Former MIT All-American cross country/track standout Maryann Gong (Livermore, Calif.) has been named as a Top 30 honoree for the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year Award. Gong is just the third student-athlete in MIT history to be honored as a Top 30 selection, joining Margaret Guo `16 (swimming and diving) and Lisa K. Arel `92 (gymnastics). Guo captured the 2016 Woman of the Year award and became the first MIT student-athlete to earn the honor.
  • Women's Cross Country Chosen First in NEWMAC Poll
    August 31, 2017
    Westwood, Mass. (August 31) -- The MIT women’s cross country team, coming off a fifth-place showing at the 2016 NCAA Division III National Championship, has been chosen first in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Preseason Coaches Poll. The Engineers, who claimed the program’s 10th straight league title last season, were also the NCAA New England Regional Champions a year ago.