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Women Outrun Regis, Fall Behind Wellesley

By Agnieszka Reiss
team captain

In its closest meet so far this fall, the MIT women's cross country team beat Regis College soundly, but lost to Wellesley by one point at the Wellesley College Invitational meet last Friday afternoon.

The MIT women performed well as four of them finished the rain-soaked five-kilometer course in the top seven places.

The team rode home in good spirits, knowing they had run well on a course which had its only hill immediately before the finish line. "Sure,it would have been nice to win," commented Stefanie Spencer `93, "but we gave it our best shot. We worked hard, had pretty good results, and had a good time at it."

MIT's leaders were Agnieszka Reiss `95 in 3rd place and Marjorie Delo '95 in 5th place, with times of 20:57 and 21:02. Ann Marie McAnich `96, who ran her best race of the season, was 6th in 21:20, followed eight seconds later by Spencer in 7th place.

Cynthia Mowery `95 and Gowri Rao `93 helped each other through the course and came in 14th and 16th, while Evelyn Kao `95 turned in a 20th place performance.

Coach Joe Sousa was pleased that the MIT women were "really running like a team, pulling each other along."

The MIT runners will get a chance to rest this weekend due to a cancellation, but will take on their league, the New England Women's Eight, next Saturday.