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Eisenberg Leads X-C to 2nd at Wellesley

By June Parks
Team Member

On Friday, Oct. 7, eight women broke the previous course record of 20 minutes 13 seconds at the 1994 Wellesley College Cross-Country Invitational. The Engineers placed second in the meet.

From the starting gun, the Engineers stormed after the Wellesley team. Janis Eisenberg '98 finished in second place with a time of 18:59, only six seconds behind the winner.

Eisenberg was followed by Marjie Delo '95 (19:44), who in the home-stretch trampled down the wall of Wellesley runners that stood between her and Eisenberg. Lauren Klatsky '97 recorded the next best Engineer result, eighth place with a time of 20:12.

Cynthia Mowery '95 (20:56), Ann Marie McAninch '96 (21:23), and Agnieszka Reiss '95 (21:32) made up the important fourth, fifth, and sixth place finishes for MIT. All three finished within the top 15 places.

Coach Joe Sousa said, "The times were blazing. Everyone ran about a minute faster than their times last year. It's hard to believe we placed second, with a team score this low."