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Fall Sports Preview - Men’s Cross Country

Led by Daniel Feldman ’02, the men’s cross-country team raced its way to the NCAA national championships in 1999. It was MIT’s first appearance in six years, but according to head coach Halston Taylor, the team won’t have to wait that long for another.

“If healthy, we should be in the top ten at nationals. We also should be NEWMAC conference champions and finish the season undefeated,” Taylor said.

The team will need to make up the loss of Chris McGuire ’00, who was the team’s third-place finisher at nationals, and Frank Johnston ’00, who was the sixth member of the MIT team to cross the finish at nationals.

Of the freshmen, “Brian Anderson ’04 has the greatest potential,” Taylor said.

Last year, MIT earned a surprising win against nationally ranked Tufts University, and the Jumbos are undoubtedly itching to return the favor.

“Anytime we race Tufts or Williams we will be continuing a long standing rivalry that has been very competitive over the years,” Taylor said.