Jan. 18, 2009
LEWISTON, Maine – The MIT men's track and field team kicked off its 2009 campaign with a resounding first place finish over Bates and Colby on Saturday at Bates College. The Engineers' total of 204 points far outpaced second-place Bates, who finished with 128 team points. Colby finished in third with just 21 points.
Tech used a strong performance by its runners, claiming the top spot in all but three events on the track. Stephen Morton (23.04) and Khalil Dozier (23.54) in the 200m were one of four pairs of MIT runners to go one-two, with Morton claiming his second of four event wins. In the 400m Dave Reshef (53.09) just outpaced teammate Nicholas Leonard (53.41). Bill Phipps (1:24.67) took first in the 600m while Matt Bieniosek (2:00.69) took the 800m by almost two seconds over Stephen Serene. Phipps, Leonard, John Granata and Kevin Kleinguetl combined to lead the Cardinal and Grey to victory in the 1600-meter relay.
Morton helped MIT solidify its first place standing in the field events, out-jumping his counterparts in both the long jump (6.78m) and the triple jump (14.47m). Tony McDonald was the first of four Engineers to earn points in the shot put with a distance of 13.58m.
MIT will be back in action next weekend at the Terrier Classic hosted by Boston University on Saturday, January 24.