No. 10 Men's Cross Country Repeats as NCAA Regional Champions

No. 10 Men's Cross Country Repeats as NCAA Regional Champions


- Location: Gorham, Maine (Gorham CC - Hosted by University of Southern Maine) 

- The Lead: Led by a third-place finish by junior Dennis Maloney (New Albany, Ohio), the No. 10 ranked MIT men's cross country team claimed its second NCAA New England Regional title with a total of 81 points on Saturday morning. The win, which is MIT's third overall regional crown, earns the Engineers an automatic spot in the 2017 NCAA Division III National Championship.


- Maloney was the top NEWMAC runner to finish in a time of 25:31.5, followed by junior Aidan Gilson (Florence, Mass.) in 12th place in 25:45.1. The No. 3 runner for the Engineers was junior Josh Rosenkranz (Glencoe, Ill.), as he was crossed in 16th place in a time of 25:51. Sophomore Billy Woltz (Logan, Ohio) was the fourth Engineer and 22nd finisher overall, finishing the 8K event in 26:00. Senior Alex Knoedler (Canon City, Colo.) was just outside the top 25 in 28th place in 26:07.6 as he was the final scoring runner for the Engineers.

- Sophomore Brian Bates (Corning, N.Y.) was the sixth Engineer to cross and 40th overall as he ran 26:17.5 in his first regional meet, followed by senior Nicholas Waltman (Lexington, Ky.) in 103rd place in a time of 27:12.


- MIT now earns an automatic berth into the NCAA Division III National Championship, which is set for Saturday, November 18th at the Principia North Farm Course in Elsah, Illinois.


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