Men's Track and Field Powers Past Bates and Coast Guard

Jan. 13, 2007

Complete Results

LEWISTOWN, Maine - The men's track and field team began the 2007 indoor season in earnest with a decisive victory at the Bates Triangular meet featuring the Bobcats, MIT and Coast Guard. The Engineers totaled 165 points as Bates closed with 101. Coast Guard finished third with 88 points.

Juniors Anthony Teixeira and Omari Stephens switched spots from prelims to finals, but the duo combined for an impressive 1-2 punch in the 55-meter hurdles. Stephens won the last race with a time of 8.20, and later added a first-place finish in the pole vault.

Although the Engineers authored strong performances in a number of races including William Fedus and Aaron Walker's 1-2 finish in the 600, MIT flexed its muscle with tremendous depth in the jumps and distance events.

Sophomore Jake Ruzevick split 4:23.40 and paced a sweep of the top four places in the mile, while MIT grabbed the first five spots in the 3000. Nemagiri Arumugam outdueled fellow rookie Johannes Schneider to win the race in a time of 8:59.85.

Freshman Stephen Morton led a 1-2-3 sweep in the long jump, while the Engineers finished second through fifth in the triple jump. Senior Chris Bateman earned runner-up honors in both events.

Morton was also a repeat winner on Saturday, splitting 22.99 in the 200-meter dash to break the tape.