No. 16 Men's Cross Country Finishes Third at NEICAAA's

No. 16 Men's Cross Country Finishes Third at NEICAAA's


- Location: Franklin Park (Boston, Mass.)

- The Lead: 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.


- Freshman Andrew Mah (Newton, Mass.) was the third Division III finisher and the top freshman overall as he finished ninth in a time of 25:15.70. Overall, MIT had a 37-second margin between Mah and the team's fifth runner.

- Junior Billy Woltz (Logan, Ohio) was next for MIT in 18th place as he crossed in 25:32.28, followed by senior Josh Rosenkranz (Glencoe, Ill.) in 27th place at 25:41.59. Freshman Zach Johnson (La Crescenta, Calif.) was 32nd at 25:46.57 in his first NEICAAA Championship, while junior Josh Derrick (Winnetka, Ill.) finished in 39th place in a time of 25:52.59.

- Freshman Nicky Medearis (Palo Alto, Calif.) finished in 59th place at 26:12.22 and senior Aidan Gilson (Florence, Mass.) rounded out the top seven in 78th place with a time of 26:27.35.


- In the men's sub-varsity race, MIT finished in second place out of 14 teams with a total of 51 points. Freshman Ryan Wilson (Redwood City, Calif.) finished sixth overall to pace five MIT runners in the top 20 as he crossed in a time of 26:13.43.

- Sophomore Kent Slaney (Palo Alto, Calif.) was 12th at 26:38.59, followed in 14th by senior Daniel Weiss (Naperville, Ill.) in a time of 26:42.94. Sophomore Finn Jacobson-Schulte (Lakeville, Minn.) was the fourth MIT runner in 17th place at 26:44.15, while sophomore Jake Jorgensen rounded out the MIT top five in 18th place in 26:45.25.

- Freshman Nassim Oufattole (Wildwood, Mo.) crossed in 25th place at a time of 27:01.29, along with freshman Alec Nguyen (Rosemead, Calif.) in 56th in 27:40.53 to wrap up the MIT top seven.


- MIT is back in action on Saturday, October 13th as the Engineers travel to Winneconne, Wisconsin for the UW-Oshkosh Kollege Town Sports Invitational. The meet is the preview meet for the 2018 NCAA Division III National Championship, which will be held on Saturday, November 17th at the Lake Breeze Golf Course.


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