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Cross Country Finishes Fourth

By Agnieszka Reiss
Team Member

The women's cross country team returned from Connecticut on Saturday, Oct. 2 having with a fourth place finish among nine teams at the Connecticut College Invitational.

Marjorie Delo '95 finished seventh in the very competitive field in 21 minutes, 28 seconds. Lauren Klatsky '97 came in 16th in 22:42. They were followed by Agnieszka Reiss '95 in 21st place and Adrienne Prahler '97 in 22nd, with Elaine Yang '95 finishing 43rd.

Coach Joe Sousa was encouraged by the meet. "The teams that beat us were very good, and now that we've experienced running against them, we ought to be more competitive with them in the future," he said.

Indeed, this proved true as the team claimed victory on Friday, October 8 in the Wellesley College Invitational. The day's victims included Wellesley, Simmons and Regis Colleges.

The race began quickly, with the top runners from each team vying for the lead.

Delo headed the MIT pack, finishing second overall. Reiss followed in fifth place, while Klatsky and Prahler came in seventh and eighth. Bridget Banas '95 was ninth.

"Everybody ran well," said Delo. "It was a total team effort. Last year we were second at this meet by one point. We were determined not to let that happen again."

The team will travel to Maine for a meet against Bowdoin College this Saturday.