Cross country teams win Engineer's CupBy Katie Schwarz
The men's and women's cross country teams both won in the season opener Engineer's Cup meet, held at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute last weekend.
The men's team took the cup for the third straight year. MIT men have now won four of the last five Engineer's Cups, and 15 of the 23 times the meet has been held.
MIT won the men's division convincingly with a score of 17 to RPI's 59 and Worcester Polytechnic Institute's 69. Top finishers in the five-mile course included Gordon Holterman '87, first place, 26:37; Will Sauer G, second place, 26:44; Anton Briefer '88, third place, 26:46; and Bill Mallet '86, fifth place, 26:59.
The MIT men's team is ranked second to Bates in the latest New England Division III coaches' poll.
Women have participated in the running of the Engineer's Cup for only two years, and MIT has won both years. MIT scored 32, RPI 38, and WPI 63.
Anne McVeigh '89, running in her first varsity race, placed first on the three-mile course with a time of 18:52. Martha Soto '88 placed second in 19:52, and Beatrix Silny placed seventh in 21:05.
Both teams will travel to Coast Guard for an away meet on Saturday.