1997 NCAA Division III Men's and Women's

Cross Country Championships

MIT and USATF - New England are pleased and honored to host the NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Cross Country Championships on November 22, 1997 at Franklin Park

Late entries may be accepted subject to a $50 charge per individual up to a manimum penalty of $300 per team.

Meet Director: Halston Taylor (617) 253-4918, hwtaylor@mit.edu

Associate Meet Director: Steve Vaitones (617) 566-7600, usatfne@ix.netcom.com

Sports Information Direc: Roger Crosley (617) 253-7946, crosley@mit.edu

Athletic Trainer: Kim Goulding (617) 253-4908, kimgould@mit.edu

Championship Fax: (617) 258-7343



5:00 Eastern Time Declaration Deadline (617) 258-7343


12:00-4:00 Course Inspection at Franklin Park


10:00-4:00 Course Inspection at Franklin Park

2:00-4:00 Packet Pick-up at Dedham Hilton (Meet Headquarters)

5:00-6:00 Coaches Meeting Dedham Hilton

6:30-8:30 Coaches and Athletes Banquet at Moseley's

9:00-11:00 Coaches Social at Dedham Hilton


10:30 Marshalls clear starting area of all non-competing athletes, coaches

10:40 Gun is fired indicating 20:00 to race time

10:45 Gun is fired indicating 15:00 to race time - coaches leave boxes

10:50 Boxes are clerked by the Division III Subcommittee

10:55 Announcement indicating 5:00 to race time and each minute after

11:00 Women's Championship 5,000 Meter Race begins

11:40 Gun is fired indicating 20:00 to race time

11:45 Gun is fired indicating 15:00 to race time

11:50 Boxes are clerked by the Division III Subcommittee

11:55 Announcement indicating 5:00 to race time and each minute after

12:00 Men's Championship 8,000 Meter Race begins

2:00 Post-race Luncheon at MIT's Kresge Auditorium

3:00 Awards Ceremony at Kresge Auditorium

4:00 Official Results in Kresge Auditorium Lobby




Days Inn, 1234 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, 800-325-2525

Holiday Inn -Boston, 1200 Beacon St., Brookline, 617-277-1200

Howard Johnsons, 575 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, 800-654-2000

Howard Johnsons,1271 Boylston St., Boston, 617-864-0300

Susse Chalet, 800-900 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, 617-287-9287


Best Western, 220 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Cambridge, 800-528-1234

Howard Johnsons, 777 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, 617-864-0300

Susse Chalet, 211 Concord Turnpike, Cambridge, 617-661-7800


Days Inn, 19 Commerce Way, Woburn, 617-935-7110

Holiday Inn, 30 Washington St., Somerville, 617-628-1000

Comfort Inn, 235 Elm St., Dedham, 800-244-8181

Hilton at Dedham, 25 Allied Drive, Dedham (National Headquarters), 800-248-6028

Holiday Inn, 55 Ariadne Rd., Dedham, 617-329-1000

Holiday Inn, 1374 N. Main St., Randolph, 617-961-1000

Holiday Inn Newton, 617-969-5300

Sheraton -Needham, 100 Cabot St., Needham, 800-274-3728

Susse Chalet, 160 Boylston St., Newton, 617-527-9000

Towne House Inn, 100 N. Beacon St., Watertown, 617-926-2200


(Due to the wide assortment of areas for lodging and the enormous array of restaurants, I suggest you look up the following URL on the WWW to locate some restaurants nearest your choice of lodging. Of course, the yellow pages always work pretty well too.) http://www.hubnet.com/suburban/main.html

Below are Cambridge and Dedham area listings


Central Square/ MIT

Anago Bistro --Mediterranean --$$$

Asmara--Ethiopian --$+

Bertucci's --Italian --$+

Brookline Diner --Middle Eastern --$

Crystal Restaurant --Chinese --$+

Fishery --Seafood --$$

Green St. Grill --Eclectic Caribbean -$$

India Pavillion --Indian --$+

Indian Globe --Indian --$+

Korea Garden --Korean --$$-

La Groceria --Northern Italian --$$

Larry's --Chinese --$+

Middle East --Middle Eastern --$+

Miracle of Science --Middle Eastern --$+

Oh Calcutta --Indian --$+

Picante --Texan/Mexican --$

Pu-Pu Hot Pot --Chinese --$+

Rhythm & Spice --Caribbean --$$-

Shalimar --Indian --$$-

Taj India --Indian --$+

Kendall Square/ East Cambridge

Biggs Restaurant --Jamaican --$+

Blue Room --Eclectic --$$$-

Cambridge Brewing Company --Brewery

Chandra's --Caribbean/ Indian --$+

Charless Bar & Grill --American

Davio's --Nouvelle Italian --$$$-

Florentina --Italian --$$

Izzy's Sub Shop --Puerto Rican --$

Legal Seafood --Seafood --$$+

PapaRazzi --Italian --$$

Poppa & Goose --Asian Eclectic --$+

Rayz --American Casual --$$-

Sammy's Deli --Deli --$

Sindibad --Middle Eastern --$+

Thai's --Thai --$$


Cafe Bella (Northern Italian Bistro)

19 Warren Street

Randolph, Ma.

(617) 961-7729

Rt. 128 S to Rt. 24 S 1st exit, Rt. 139 E. Approx. 2-3 miles on left in a strip mall

Carla's (Italian, both fine and casual dining)

17 Nahantan Street

Norwood, Ma.

(617) 769-9000

Rt. 128 S to I 95 S 1st exit, Neponset Ave. Right off ramp. 2 miles to rotary - 1/2 the way around to Nahantan St. Approx. 1/2 mile up on the right.

Finian's (American/Casual)

910 Washington Street

Dedham, Ma.

(617) 329-0097

Rt. 128 N to Rt. 1 N, Exit 15A. 1st left at lights and left again at end of road. Restaurant is 1/4 mile up on left.

Ground Round

Rte. 1 South

Norwood, Ma.

(617) 769-8087

Rt. 128 N to Rt. 1 S, Exit 15B. Approx. 3 miles on right.

TGI Friday's

Rte. 1 North

Dedham, Ma.

(617) 251-0650

Rt. 128 N to Rt. 1 N, Exit 15A. Approx. 1 mile down on right hand side of road


First Baptist Church

Dedham, Ma.

(617) 326-3033

Islington Community Church

Westwood, Ma.

(617) 326-5347

Church of the Good Shepherd

Dedham, Ma.

(617) 326-3052

St. Paul's Episcopal

Dedham, Ma.

(617) 326-4553

First Church Universalist

Dedham, Ma.

(617) 326-7462

St. John's United Methodist

Dedham, Ma.

(617) 326-2025

St. Susanna's Church

Dedham, Ma.


Temple Beth David

Westwood, Ma.

(617) 769-5270

Calvary Baptist Church

Dedham, Ma.

(617) 329-9264

Allin Congregational Church

Dedham, Ma.

(617) 326-5050

Westwood Evangelical Westwood, Ma.

(617) 326-0570

St. Luke's Lutheran Church

Dedham, Ma.

(617) 762-9457

Orthodox Christian Church

Dedham, Ma.

(617) 326-3046

Church of the Nazarene

Walpole, Ma.

(508) 668-6474

St. Mary's Church

Dedham, Ma.

(617) 326-0550

Temple Aliyah

Needham, Ma.

(617) 444-8522


Directions: Logan Airport to Dedham Hilton

- Take "Airport Exit", follow signs to I-93 South (via Sumner Tunnel)

- Once through tunnel, you must go right and under I-93 to get to the southbound lane.

There is major construction going on, so be ready for erratic temporary lanes.

- Stay on I-93 South, bearing right at the split in Braintree

- I-93 South becomes I-95 North in Canton; just stay straight ahead

- Take Exit 14, "East St., Canton St."

- Take 2nd right onto Allied Drive. Dedham Hilton is right in front of you.

Distance = 22.1 miles (30-40 minutes, depending on traffic)

Directions: Dedham Hilton to Moseley's

- Take I-95 North to first exit, Exit 15A "To 1A, Dedham"

- Follow that commercial divided highway for 3.9 miles, through 7 traffic lights

- At the 8th light, Route 109, go left. There is a left turn lane. Fontaine's is on your right.

- Moseley's is 1/2-mile up on your left.

Distance = 4.4 miles (9-10 minutes)

Directions: Dedham Hilton to Franklin Park

- Take I-95 North to first exit, Exit 15A "To 1A, Dedham"

- Follow that divided road for 7.1 miles. It becomes a tree-lined parkway at 3.9 miles. There are a number of traffic circles (we call them "rotaries"). Follow the straight line of the parkway through each rotary.

- At 7.1 miles, just after a church on your left, turn left at the T-intersection traffic light -- a large green sign points left to Boston and Brookline.

- 1 mile later, at the next rotary, veer right onto Route 203 East, towards Dorchester (The Arborway)

- Follow 203 for a mile, over a large bridge, to yet another rotary

- Go 2/3 around the rotary, and you will see a large brown wooden sign for Franklin Park. Go right.

- The road bends left; the Park Entrance is 0.8-mile up on your left. Rangers will direct you to parking.

Distance = 10.0 miles (20-25 minutes)

Directions: Franklin Park to MIT West Parking Garage

- Left out of park to Circuit Drive

- At traffic light, go left onto Blue Hill Avenue

- Left onto Seaver Street, which becomes Columbus Avenue (stay straight)

- Left onto Massachusetts Avenue, eventually over the Charles River

- After the river, go left at the third traffic light, onto Vassar Street.

- The Parking Garage is 0.4 miles down on your right, just after the big red brick storage building

Distance = 5.4 miles (20 minutes)

Directions: Dedham Hilton to MIT West Parking Garage

- Take I-95 North about 11 miles to Exits 23-24-25. Follow signs for I-90 East (Mass. Pike) to Boston

There will be two $.50 tolls.

- Follow I-90E for about 8 miles to Exit 18 "Cambridge, Allston"

- At split in ramp, go right, towards Cambridge

- Go straight through 2 traffic lights, and over river

- Turn right at north bank of river, onto Memorial Drive.

- Follow Memorial Drive for 0.8-mile, and turn left at first traffic light (Hyatt Regency Hotel is on your left)

- Go right at the end of that short street, onto Vassar Street. Garage is 0.6-mile up on your left.

Distance = 21 miles (25-30 minutes)

Parking Garage to Awards Ceremony

- Cross Vassar Street, and walk between the two large buildings. The glass one on your left is DuPont Gymnasium. [Shower facilities are in here. Entrance is on the inner campus side.] Straight ahead of you is a rounded, armadillo-shaped building. This is Kresge Auditorium, where the Awards Ceremony will be held.