Feb. 1, 2009
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Yermie Cohen picked up two impressive wins in the mile and 1000 meters to help lead the MIT men's track and field team to victory in a five-way meet at Bowdoin College on Saturday afternoon. The Engineers' point total of 181 was enough to defeat the second place host team by 26 points.
Cohen came out strong in the mile run, narrowly outrunning Thompson Ogilvie of Bowdoin with a time of 4:18.16. He followed that up with a win at 1000m, finishing in 2:31.67, nearly two seconds faster than his closest competitor. Hemagiri Arumugam (15:32.75) and Dan Harper (15:45.81) helped Tech control the 5000 meters, placing one-two in the event.
Stephen Morton had another strong performance, winning two events while setting a new personal-record in a second place finish in the 55-meter dash (6.51). Morton won the 200-meter dash in 22.75 and his jump of 14.39m was almost three feet better than the runner-up in the triple jump. Although Morton fouled out in the long jump, Mattias Flander was able to pick up first-place points with a distance of 6.63 meters.
The pole vaulters had perhaps the strongest overall showing, taking seven of the top nine spots, including top finisher Greg Tao who cleared 4.50 meters. The 4x400 relay team added MIT's eighth event win edging the squad from Springfield with a time of 3:28.17.
The Cardinal and Grey will welcome Williams and Coast Guard next Saturday, February 7. The meet starts at 12:00 p.m.