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Women's cross country takes 2nd in invitational

By Theresa Fuentes

The women's cross country team performed well at the Connecticut College Cross-Country Invitational this past weekend, finishing second among the 13 teams competing. Southeastern Massachusetts University was the only team which managed to get by the Engineers, scoring 50 points to the Engineers' 54.

The meet scoring was very close, with MIT placing its seven best runners in the top 28 finishers. Although the Engineers ran a tight race, with their top two finishers placing before SMU's first, it wasn't quite enough to catch SMU. The Corsairs also managed to get by MIT at last week's SMU Invitational Meet, where the Engineers finished ninth in a 17 team field.

Coach Chris Lane was quick to praise individual performances on the hilly course. Leading the team was captain Theresa Fuentes '91, finishing fourth overall in 20:36, followed closely by Chris Goh '92 in sixth place at 20:40. The varsity scorers were rounded out by Gabrielle Rocap '92 in 15th, Kristin Nummerdor '93 in 16th, and Amy Rovelstad '92 in 20th place. The remaining team members all posted improvements from last weekend.

The women will be defending their title from last year at the Wellesley College Invitational this Friday.

(Theresa Fuentes '91 is the captain of the women's cross-country team.)