Men's Cross Country Takes 6thBy Roger Crosley
Sports Information Director
The men's cross country team turned in its best performance ever in the all-New England meet held last Friday at Franklin Park. The Engineer's finished sixth. Jesse Darley '94 was the top individual finisher for MIT as well as the top Division III runner in the meet. Darley, who finished ninth overall, the best ever for an MIT runner, covered the 5-mile course in 25 minutes, 19 seconds.
Awards given by the Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges for the 1993 competitive season were recently bestowed and the heavyweight crew won the Russell S. Callow Memorial Award. The Callow award is presented to the crew which shows outstanding accomplishments and the exhibition of spirit, courage and unity throughout the season.
Coach Gordon Hamilton was the runner-up in the balloting for coach of the year. In addition to his MIT responsibilities, Hamilton coached a winning girls youth single and the winning masters women's single from the Cambridge Boat Club in the recently competed Head of the Charles Regatta.
The football team will host Bentley College Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. for the championship of the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference. MIT, which currently has a 5-2 record, defeated UMass-Boston 21-6 last weekend behind another record breaking performance by running back Jose DeLeon '97. DeLeon ran for 143 yards on 34 carries and a touchdown to pace the team. In the process he set MIT records for carries in a season (199) and yards rushing in a single season (987).
Additionally, Calvin Newman '96 was named to the ECAC Honor Roll for the weeks of Oct. 23 and Oct. 30. Newman had six solo tackles, five pass break ups and a return of a blocked punt for a touchdown in MIT's 43-7 victory over Nichols College, and followed that with four tackles, two passes broken up, and two interceptions against UMass-Boston. Newman's returned his second interception was for a 31-yard touchdown.