Harriers Continue Undefeated SeasonBy Daniel S. Helgesen and Michael A. Parkins
In a sensational show of pace and pack running, the MIT cross country squad flew past the competition in their quad meet versus Tufts, Bentley, and Bates, improving their record to 6-0 for the season. The team is now ranked 5th in the nation.
The Engineers swept - put their top five runners in front of the other team's first runner - both Bentley and Bates. Ethan A. Crain '96 once again led the team and field, winning the five mile race with a time of 25:48. Arnold H. Seto '96 followed closely in 25:59 for a third place finish. The fury of the Engineers was then brought to bear as Mike Parkins '99 (26:07), Daniel S. Helgesen '97 (26:12), Joshua D. Feldman '97 (26:14), and James W. Berry '99 (26:15) captured fifth through eighth place. Leif Seed '99 rounded out the top seven with a 12th place finish.
The junior varsity squad pounded past their competition as well and proved MIT's depth and dominance. This JVteam was composed of Richard C. Rosalez '98, Omar A. Saleh '97, Sohail N. Husain '98, Matthew B. Debski '99, and Christopher H. Schell '96.
The real test for the team comes this weekend when the squad travels to the Lemoyne Invitational in Syracuse, NY. The Engineers will face the defending national champions, Williams College, which is also undefeated entering this meet. MIT finished third place at last year's meet, which this year will include RIT and a few Division Ischools.