Feb. 5, 2007
BOSTON, Mass. - On Monday, the men's track and field team traveled across the river to Boston University for a non-scoring meet against some of the best talent in the city. Competing against the likes of BU, Boston College and Northeastern, MIT showcased its depth against its Division I adversaries, and proved its readiness in challenging for a New England Championship.
Nearly every event was an opportunity for MIT's best to set personal records. Freshman Stephen Morton finished second overall in the 200-meter dash, breaking up a tight group of Division I talent with a split of 22.57. Later in the meet, Morton picked up a second Silver in the triple jump.
Sophomores Jake Ruzevick and Yermie Cohen both enjoyed a solid performance in the mile. Ruzevick made the biggest jump of anyone based on seed time, running 4:15.62 en route to seventh overall. Cohen clocked in at 4:22.75 for the eight-lap race as each competitor smashed their own personal best.
Omari Stephens followed up a first-place finish in the 55-meter hurdles by setting a two-inch PR in the pole vault. Stephens vaulted 14'11" to finish second among 11 entrants. His win in the hurdles came at the expense of teammate and runner-up finisher, Anthony Teixeira, who also enjoyed a nice PR in the triple jump.
Joseph Roy-Mayhew also raced well on Monday. The junior continued his startling improvement by placing third in the 3000m with a time of 8:40.15. Freshman Hemagiri Arumugam finished just back in fourth, while Ruzevick closed in fifth.