Sept. 22, 2007
WATERFORD, Conn. - In a race that closed incredibly tight, MIT women's cross country flirted with a team victory before finishing fifth overall at the Connecticut College Invitational. The Engineers competed without their top two runners, yet still ended Saturday's competition only 36 points back of the host Camels, which took the team title.
Sophomore Jacqui Wentz continued a tremendous resurgence after battling first-year injuries and led MIT with a ninth-place finish out of 172 runners. Her split of 23:34 was nine seconds ahead of freshman Katy Gordon, who grabbed 12th overall with a time of 23:43. Junior Liz Labuz snuck through the 24-minute barrier as well, holding on for 19th place in a clip of 23:59.
Juniors Jennifer Doyle and Adrienne Bolger completed the scoring for the Engineers by finishing 36th and 37th, respectively. The Engineers do not race again until Oct. 6, at the New England Intercollegiate Championship at Franklin Park. The women's race is set to start at 12:00 p.m.