February 22, 2013

Women's Track and Field Competes Well at Day One of N.E. Champs

BOSTON, Mass. - The No. 22 MIT women's indoor track and field team, who are just two weeks out from the NCAA Division III Championships that will take place from March 8-9, completed the first day of the New England Championships at Boston University on Friday night. Currently, the Engineers sit in sixth place out of 21 teams.

The championship got off to a good start when senior Lauren Kuntz (Pittsburgh, Pa.) vaulted 12-07.50, finishing in first place. Sophomore Joanna Chen (Richland, Wash.) tied for ninth with 11-01.75 and freshman Cimran Virdi (Walnut Creek, Calif.) came in 12th, also with 11-01.75.

In the Distance Medley Relay, the MIT A relay came in third place with a time of 11:34.20, earning six points. The relay finished less than two seconds behind Middlebury's A relay and a full two seconds ahead of New Hampshire. The relay lowered the MIT record by an impressive 15 seconds.

Day two of the championship will commence at 10:00 a.m.