Eight members of the MIT men’s and women’s track and field/cross country programs have been named as Google Cloud Academic All-District selections, as announced by CoSIDA. On the men’s side, senior Aidan Gilson (Florence, Mass.), senior Josh Rosenkranz (Glencoe, Ill.), sophomore Yorai Shaoul (Raanana, Israel) and junior Billy Woltz (Logan, Ohio) were all recognized. For the women, junior Katie Bacher (Macungie, Pa.), junior Jenna Melanson (La Center, Wash.), junior Margaret Trautner (Houston, Texas) and senior Leandra Zimmermann (Augsburg, Germany) were selected.
The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has announced its 2018 National Academic Awards as 11 individuals and the MIT men’s and women’s cross country teams were recognized.
n the 2018 Fall Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, MIT is currently ranked 12th in the country among Division III programs with a total of 218.50 points. The Engineers are again the top-ranked program overall from the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) after claiming four league championships in the fall.
On Saturday at the NCAA New England Regional Championship, the No. 20 ranked MIT men’s cross country team finished fourth overall with a total of 145 points as the team had four All-Region performers. The event was hosted by Bowdoin College.
Three members of the MIT men’s and women’s cross country programs were recently recognized in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Postseason Awards. Head coach Halston Taylor was named as the Men’s Coach of the Year, while men’s senior Josh Rosenkranz (Glencoe, Ill.) and women’s junior Marissa McPhillips (Narragansett, R.I.) each earned spots on the All-Sportsmanship Teams.
Westwood, Mass. (October 25) -- The New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) has announced the 2018 Men’s Cross Country Academic All-Conference Team. MIT led the way with a league-high nine Academic All-Conference selections as 32 student-athletes were honored overall.
On Saturday at the UW-Oshkosh Kollege Town Sports Invitational at Lake Breeze Golf Course, the No. 14 ranked MIT men’s cross country team finished 10 out of 50 teams with a total of 368 points. The meet was the preview meet for the upcoming 2018 NCAA National Championship as the teams competed on the eight-kilometer course.
On Saturday at the NEICAAA Cross Country Championship, the No. 16 ranked MIT men’s cross country team finished third overall out of 26 schools and first among Division III programs. The Engineers finished with a total of 125 points, which was just nine back of Division I Northeastern University.
In the first meet of the season, the No. 7 ranked MIT men’s cross country team finished fifth at the Purple Valley Classic as the Engineers finished with a total of 127 points and had four runners in the top 30 overall.