CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) poll that was released on Wednesday afternoon, the MIT women's track and field team remained ranked 12th in the nation. Since the Jan. 23 ranking, the Engineers have moved up two places from 14th.
At the Tufts Stampede over the weekend, MIT finished in second place out of 24 teams with 155 points, just 11 points behind host Tufts who came first. The Engineers' best showing was in the 3000 meters, where they swept the top six spots. Freshman Sarah Quinn (Watchung, N.J.) finished first with a time of 9:56.01, smashing both the MIT freshman and varsity records. Freshman Isabella Stuopis (Amherst, N.H.) set yet another freshman record, this one an improvement on her own weight throw record from the previous weekend at Boston University, moving the new mark to 45-1.
This weekend, the Engineers will split up and attend three different meets. Some athletes will return to Tufts, others will be competing at Boston University and another small group will remain at home for the second MIT Coed Invite of the season.