Women's Cross Country Takes First at NCAA Division III Pre-Nationals

Oct. 4, 2008


HANOVER, Ind. - The nationally-ranked No. 10 MIT women's cross country team captured first place out of a field of 16 teams from across the country at the Division III Pre-National Cross Country meet, hosted by Hanover College on the site of the 2008 NCAA Cross Country championships. The Engineers edged Bethel University by two points for the best team finish at a national meet in the program's history.

Junior Jacqui Wentz paced Tech, finishing the six-kilometer course in 22:47, good for seventh overall. Anna Holt-Gosselin (23:05) led a group of three straight MIT finishers, placing 13th. Andrea Bradshaw and Janice O'Brien were next across the finish line.

Tania Morimoto placed 29th running a 23:58, Alicia Kaestli was just behind her with a time of 24:00. Katy Gordon rounded out the scoring for the Engineers, finishing 37th.

Marie Borner of Bethel was the top overall finisher with a time of 21:24.