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Men's Cross-Country Team Takes First Place at Codfish Bowl Meet

By Roger Crosley
Director of Sports Information

The Codfish Bowl cross country races were held at Franklin Park last weekend, and MIT athletes excelled at the event. The men's squad captured the title in the prestigious event with a convincing 20 point victory over 15 other Division II and III teams. Mark Strauss '01 led the pack of Engineer runners by placing third overall in the competition with a time of 25:13 on the seven kilometer course. Mike Parkins '90 finished in fourth, and Dan Feldman '02 placed tenth to round out the top three MIT runners.

In the women's race, the Engineers finished ninth out of 14 teams. Debbie Won '00 placed second by three seconds in the race with a time of 18:40 over the 3.1 mile course. Won has been named the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) runner of the week for the week of October 21. Won captured the title at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational giving her two first place finishes in the first two weeks of the season.

The men's soccer team's midfielder, Jim Anderson '01, was also named the NEWMAC Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 21. Anderson scored the game winning goal in a victory over UMass Boston, and added two more in a NEWMAC victory over Springfield.

The women's volleyball team placed third of 16 teams in its own Invitational Tournament last weekend. On Friday evening the Lady Engineers defeated Eastern Connecticut State University 31. Eastern Connecticut was the top ranked team in the region heading into the weekend. Middle hitter Betsy Sailhamer '99 was named to the all-tournament team. Sailhamer has been named an all-tournament selection in each of the tournaments in which the Engineers have competed this season.

Despite falling behind 41 in the first quarter to Harvard University in a dual match last week, the water polo team rallied behind the play of Matt Hausmann '01 (3 points), Stefan Bewley '01 (5 points) and Jeff Colton '01 (2 points). In a very similar fashion to the 1997 game between the two schools, MIT took the lead on a two point goal Hausmann scored with about two minutes remaining in the game. Goalie Ryan Adams '00 made key saves down the stretch to preserve the victory.

Nik Kozy '00 of the football team was named to the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Weekly Honor Roll and the New England Football Conference Weekly Honor Roll for his play in MIT's 310 loss to Massachusetts Maritime Academy on October 19. Kozy had 14 tackles with seven solo stops. Three of the tackles were for losses of 14 yards. Kozy also racked up two quarterback sacks for losses of 10 yards.