New Orleans, La. (November 18) -- MIT cross country head coach Halston Taylor has been named as the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Men's and Women's New England Regional Coach of the Year. For Taylor, this is the fourth time he's earned the award for the women's team and second time for the men's program.
In 2016, Taylor has coached both the men's and women's programs to the NCAA New England Regional titles and a pair of NEWMAC Championships. For the women, the Engineers are currently ranked No. 2 in the nation after earning the team's fourth regional title and 10th straight NEWMAC crown.
For the men, the Engineers currently hold the highest national ranking in program history at No. 3, moving up two spots after winning the regional. The team also won the NEWMAC Championship with a total of 19 points. In addition, the title was the 19th straight for the MIT men as the Engineers are the only school to win the event over the 19-year history of the championship.
MIT is back in action on Saturday, November 19th as the Engineers travel to Tom Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Ky. for the 2016 NCAA Division III National Championships. The women's race begins at 11 a.m., followed by the men's race at Noon. Live results and video links are available on the MIT athletics web site at www.mitathletics.com.