Boston, Mass. (September 26) -- MIT women's cross country freshman Megan McCandless (Livermore, Calif.) has been named as the NEWMAC Runner of the Week for her performance at the Purple Valley Classic on Saturday afternoon.
In her first collegiate race, McCandless came away with the two-second victory as she powered through the third mile and crossed in a time of 21:58.3 over the 6K course at Mount Greylock High School. Behind her performance, the No. 5 Engineers placed second out of 23 teams and finished in front of No. 1 ranked Williams in their first meet of the season.
The Engineers are back in action on Saturday, October 8th as the team travels to Franklin Park for the NEICAAA Championships.