Men's Track and Field Overpowers at Engineers Cup
April 5, 2008
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT was impressive in its first meet of the New England spring season. The Cardinal and Gray won eight individual events and both relays en route to a first-place finish against RPI and WPI in the annual Engineers Cup. MIT totaled 191 points while RPI finished with 101 and WPI closed with 95.
Senior Anthony Teixeira enjoyed a great day in the field as he swept the long and triple jump. Teixeira jumped 21'3.25" to easily out-pace the field in the long jump while he led an impressive 1-2-3 sweep for MIT with a leap of 44'5.5" in the triple. Tex also finished second overall in the 200-meter dash and finished fourth in the 110-meter high hurdles.
Sophomore Stephen Morton finished second to Teixeira in the triple jump, although Morton secured two wins of his own by sweeping the sprints. Morton broke the tape in the 100m with a time of 10.92 and closed with a clip of 22.26 to easily secure a win in the 200m.
Senior Omari Stephens also picked up two wins on Saturday. Stephens cleared 15'9" to power ahead of the competition in the pole vault while he also finished first in the 110-meter high hurdles with a split of 15.30.
Rookie Kevin Kleinguetl edged out teammate David Reshef for a victory in the open quarter-mile, while James Oleinik authored one of the more commanding wins on the afternoon after winning the shot put by over three feet with a toss of 48'10.25".