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Women's X-Country Places 4th out of 21 Teams at Invitational

By June Parks
and Agnieszka Reiss
Team Members
Dartmouth, Mass.

The rain went away in southern Massachusetts long enough for the women's cross country team to bury 17 other teams at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational meet on Sept. 24.

MIT placed fourth out of 21 teams, scoring 158 points. The Engineers were beaten only by Colby College (54 points), the United States Coast Guard Academy (131), and Bates College (132).

Janis Eisenberg '98 led the Engineers with a seventh-place finish in the varsity race. She covered the 5 kilometer course in 18 minutes 32 seconds, the fastest time ever run by an MIT athlete.

Marjie Delo '95 also blazed into the top 20, finishing 17th in 19:11. Lauren Klatsky '97 was the next best MIT runner, placing 25th with a time of 19:23.

Cythia Mowery '95 was 49th at 20:15, and Ann Marie McAninch '96 was 82nd in 21:07. Finishing off the varsity race for MIT were Agnieszka Reiss '95, who finished 86th in 21:14, Evelyn Kao '95, 102nd in 22:01, and Kristin Persons 95, 104th in 22:09.

MIT's coach, Joe Sousa, said, "The team is beginning to gel, although there is plenty of room for growth. These are the best performances I've seen while coaching at MIT."