March 6, 2005
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Engineers totaled a modern-record 14 points in two days en route to a 20th-place finish out of 53 schools at the IC4A Track and Field Championships. MIT was the only Division III team in the entire field, outpacing many of the region's top Division I programs.
Senior Nate Ball and junior Uzoma Orji led the way for the Cardinal and Gray. Ball opened the scoring for MIT by securing third place in the pole vault. Matching his Institute-record of 16'1", Ball nearly cleared 16'5", which would have placed him at the top of the standings.
Orji scored a team-high seven points, spreading his production over two events. On Saturday, Orji finished seventh in the weight throw with a toss of 59'8.25". The next day, Orji served up his best effort of the season in the shot put, throwing 57'5.5" to finish fourth overall. Orji was one of only two athletes in the meet to place in both throwing events.
David Saylor also picked up a point for the Engineers, tying his career-best mark of 57'7.75" in the weight throw en route to an eighth-place finish.