Oct. 18, 2008
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – The nationally-ranked No. 23 MIT women's cross country team finished first overall out of eight teams at the Plansky Invitational hosted by Williams College on Saturday. The Engineers have now captured the top team spot at four out of their five meets this season.
Junior Jacqui Wentz once again paced Tech, finishing the six-kilometer course in 23:06, good for fourth overall. Anna Holt-Gosselin was one of three MIT harriers in the top nine, placing seventh with a time of 23:26. Jennifer Doyle was two places and six seconds behind her. Andrea Bradshaw finished three-tenths of a second out of the top 10, coming through the chute at 23:33.4. Janice O'Brien (23:39) rounded out the scoring for the Cardinal and Gray, placing 13th.
MIT edged The College of New Jersey by 10 points (44-54), as the two teams accounted for six of the top nine finishers. Stephanie McNamara of Tufts was the first to cross the finish line at 22:17, 21 seconds ahead of the second place runner.
Tech returns to action in two weeks, on Saturday, November 1 when they host the NEWMAC championships at Franklin Park. The women's race begins at 12:00 p.m.