No. 14 Engineers Place 10th at Pre-Nationals Meet in Wisconsin

No. 14 Engineers Place 10th at Pre-Nationals Meet in Wisconsin


- Location: Lake Breeze Golf Course (Winneconne, Wis.)

- The Lead: 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.


- Junior Billy Woltz (Logan, Ohio) paced the Engineers in 43rd place in 26:01.2, averaging 5:15 per mile. Junior Josh Derrick (Winnetka, Ill.) was just four seconds back in 49th place, followed by senior Josh Rosenkranz (Glencoe, Ill.) in 56th place with a time of 26:12.4.

- Freshman Andrew Mah (Newton, Mass.) was the fourth Engineer finisher in 89th place at 26:24.7, along with the final scoring runner in Ryan Wilson (Redwood City, Calif.) as the freshman finished in 131st place with a time of 26:46.1.

- Senior Aidan Gilson (Florence, Mass.) and freshman Nicky Medearis (Palo Alto, Calif.) rounded out the varsity seven as they finished in 148th and 174th place, respectively. Gilson ran a time of 26:54.3, along with a 27:08.9 from Medearis.

- The Engineers also had three runners compete in the Men's Open 8K with sophomore Kent Slaney (Palo Alto, Calif.), senior Daniel Weiss (Naperville, Ill.) and freshman Nassim Oufattole (Wildwood, Mo.) all ran in the race. Slaney finished in 32nd at 27:08.5, followed by Weiss in 46th place at 27:24.6 and Outfattole in 120th place in a time of 28:26.1.


- MIT is back in action on Saturday, October 27th as the Engineers travel to Smith College for the NEWMAC Championship. MIT enters the event as the 20-time defending champions and are the only team to win in the history of the meet.


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