Sept. 20, 2008
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior Jacqui Wentz once again led the nationally-ranked No. 23 MIT women's cross country team to an impressive victory at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational over a field that included defending national champion and nationally-ranked No. 1 Amherst, as well as eight other NEWMAC schools.
The Engineers used consistency to capture the top spot in the meet, as seven Tech runners would finish in the top 30 overall. Wentz completed the five-kilometer course in 18:30, finishing fourth. Adrienne Bolger was the next best MIT harrier, crossing the finish line at 18:44, good for 12th place. Anna Holt-Gosselin placed 15th with a time of 18:51 and Jennifer Doyle was four seconds behind coming in 18th. Three other MIT runners finished the race in under 20 minutes. Andrea Bradshaw came in 23rd at 18:57, Elizabeth Finn's time of 19:01 was good for 27th and Katy Gordon ran 19:11 to finish 30th overall.
MIT's 67 points gave it a convincing victory over second-place Amherst (88). Springfield was the next best NEWMAC squad, finishing fifth with a score of 153.
The Engineers will now travel to Williamstown, Mass. to take part in the Purple Valley Classic next Saturday, September 27.