Oct. 14, 2006
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - Women's cross country continued its surprising regular season with another great team effort at the Plansky Invitational on Saturday. Showcasing an injury-depleted squad, the Engineers finished a strong third in the field despite competing without their top two performers this season.
Nationally-ranked No. 9 Williams College grabbed first place at the Plansky Invitational, scoring 37 points to edge out NESCAC rival and No. 6 Tufts University, which finished six points back (43). The No. 19 Engineers totaled 53 points, but would have been in better position to upstage the regional and national powers with its full complement of harriers.
Sophomore Elizabeth Finn continued her progress toward last year's form with a seventh-place finish in the time of 15:15. The Engineers displayed their team potential by securing the next three spots after Finn. Grabbing eigthth through 10th were Jennifer Doyle (15:16), Hana Adaniya (15:22) and Rachel Nieuus (15:23), respectively. MIT was the only team in the field to have four runners among the top 10 in the 4000-meter race.