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Cross Country Teams Finish 1st, 2nd in Championships

By Roger Crosley
Sports Information Director

The cross country teams had great success over the weekend as the men's team won the Constitution Athletic Conference championship and the women's squad placed second in the New England Women's 8 championship.

MIT runners placed first in each event as Marjorie Delo '95 took the NEW8 individual championship and the title of NEW8 Runner of the Year, and Jesse Darley '95 was the CAC top finisher. Delo is the first MIT runner to win the NEW8 individual title.

Darley led teammates Jerry Pratt '94, fourth place, Arnold Seto '95, fifth, Rajesh Suryadevara '94, seventh, and David Moyle '94, eighth, in being named to the CAC all-conference squad.

For an unprecedented fourth time in six weeks, football running back Jose DeLeon '97 has been named the Eastern College Athletic Conference New England Division III Rookie of the Week. DeLeon rushed for 211 yards on 21 carries in Saturday's 43-7 romp over Nichols College. DeLeon scored on touchdown runs of two, four, and 86 yards and caught a touchdown pass of 28 yards. His 86 yard run was an Institute record.

Teammate Calvin Newman '96 was the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference Defensive Player of the Week. Newman spent the day covering the ECFC's leading receiver and did not allow him to catch a pass. Newman had five pass break-ups, made six unassisted tackles, and returned a blocked punt 13 yards for a touchdown.

Danielle Ames '96 won the A Division of the women's three division intersectional regatta held last weekend. In the 12 races which comprise the competition, Ames tallied seven firsts, two seconds, two thirds and a sixth place finish in the Olympic single-handed regatta.

Field hockey player Mary Beth Richards '94 scored a rare hat trick in the Engineers' 3-0 victory over UMass-Dartmouth.

Director of Crew Stu Schmill proved he still knows how to cox a boat in last weekend's Head of the Charles Regatta. Schmill, competing with the Rochester Boat Club placed first in the masters' four plus coxswain division. Schmill's boat rowed the course in 17 minutes, 47 seconds, outdistancing the second place boat in the division by about 20 seconds.