Freshman Maria Monks Named NEWMAC Runner of the Week

Sept. 25, 2006

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Freshman Maria Monks was named NEWMAC Runner of the Week after a sensational race in Ohio on Saturday. Finishing third overall in a stunning performance, Monks led MIT to a fourth-place team finish at the Pre-National cross country meet hosted by Wilmington College.

At Voice of America Park, on the site of the 2006 NCAA Cross Country Championships, Monks paced the Engineers to one of their most impressive national finishes ever. She split 22:10 on the 6000-meter course.

Winner of the 2006 Engineers Cup, Monks has served as the team's top finisher in every race this season.