Portions of this release is courtesy of MIT Sports Information.
LEXINGTON, Ky. - MIT's Sanjay Raman garnered All-America accolades to lead the Engineers to a ninth place finish at the 2019 NCAA Men's Cross Country Championships on Saturday at Tom Sawyer State Park. MIT finished with 299 points.
Raman, who was this year's New England and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Rookie of the Year, paced the Engineers as he finished 30th overall in a time of 24:52.7 to claim his first career All-America honor at his first national championship meet. Raman became MIT's first cross country All-American since Dennis Maloney in 2017 and this year marks the third time in the last four seasons that the Engineers have had at least one All-American.
Sophomore Andrew Mah finished 60th overall with a time of 25:11.2, while first-year Matthew Kearney claimed 83rd place with a time of 25:21.6. Senior Josh Derrick crossed the finish line in 87th place with a time of 25:23.2 and classmate Steven Goldy rounded out the top-5 finishers for MIT as he crossed the line 110th overall with a time of 25:32.1.
WPI first-year David Reynolds finished 113th overall with a time of 25.33.4. Two other MIT Engineers competed in today's Division III national championship as junior Finn Jacobson-Schulte finished 208th in 26:09.7 and first-year Vedang Lad came in 225th in 26:17.0.