Engineers Compete at All-New England Championships

March 1, 2008

BOSTON, Mass. - With only a handful of athletes representing, MIT enjoyed little movement in its national qualifying picture at the all-divisional New England Intercollegiate Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Omari Stephens authored the best placement during the weekend, finishing in a three-way tie for ninth in the pole vault after a top clear of 14'9". Stephens also finished 19th in the trials of the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 8.09.

Anthony Teixeira delivered the strongest effort against an incredibly competitive field, as he finished 12th overall in both the 55-meter hurdles and the triple jump. Tex reeled off a season-best 7.89 in the hurdle finals while he posted a mark of 43'5.75" in the long jump.

Outside of the hurdles, MIT didn't produce any notable performances on the track. Rookie John Granata finished 13th in the 800m behind a solid clip of 1:55.33 while Gihan Amarasiriwardena finished with an 8:54.41 in the 3000-meter run.