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Men's Cross Country Finishes Third of Seven Teams at NEWMAC Championships

SOUTH HADLEY, Mass., October 28, 2006 – Coast Guard won its first-ever women’s cross country championship, while the MIT men clinched its ninth consecutive title today in the NEWMAC Championships on the Mount Holyoke College cross country course.

Coast Guard placed three runners in the top fourteen to win the five-kilometer run with 54 points. Junior JoEllen Arons led the Bears with a time of 20:02.70, placing her fourth in the field of 132 harriers. Defending champion Wellesley College finished second with 66 points. Wellesley first-year Clare Egan was the individual winner, crossing the line in 19:45.30 to gain both Runner of the Year and Rookie of the Year accolades.

Eight MIT runners landed in the top fourteen to lead the Engineers to their ninth straight championship. MIT tallied just 26 points for the race. Sophomore Jake Ruzevick powered the Engineers with a time of 27:02.90 to place second among 105 finishers. Coast Guard senior Michael Flint led the pack, completing the eight-kilometer course in just 26:44.70 to claim Runner of the Year honors. The Bears placed second as a team with 63 points, just one point ahead of Springfield College. MIT’s Johannes Schneider was named Rookie of the Year as the top-performing first-year (5th overall) in a time of 27:22.20.

Men’s Team Results:
1. MIT 26
2. Coast Guard 63
3. Springfield 64
4. WPI 120
5. Wheaton 148
6. Babson 152
7. Clark 187

All-NEWMAC Team:
1. Michael Flint Coast Guard 26:44.70
2. Jake Ruzevick MIT 27:02.90
3. Pat Benson Wheaton 27:18.10
4. Joe Roy-Mayhew MIT 27:19.80
5. Johannes Schneider MIT 27:22.20
6. Michael Griffin Springfield 27:23.50
7. Kevin Brulois MIT 27:26.40
8. Jack Bourbonnais MIT 27:41.60
9. T.J. Potenza Springfield 27:45.50
10. Trevor Rundell MIT 27:46.20
11. Mike Persun Coast Guard 27:54.00
12. Chris Bruce MIT 27:54.60
13. Alex White WPI 27:55.10
14. Chris Wong MIT 27:56.80

Runner of the Year:
Michael Flint Coast Guard

Rookie of the Year:
Johannes Schneider MIT

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Head Coach Bryan Brown Bryan Brown will enter his third season as the head men's cross country coach in the fall of 2013. Brown, who was a former All-American at Springfield College in track, is the reigning NEWMAC Coach of the Year after leading Springfield to its second-straight second-place finish at the conference championships a year ago . Read more.

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