April 21, 2014

Tech's 4x800 Relay Earns NEWMAC Nod

BOSTON, Mass. - No. 9 MIT women's outdoor track and field picked up New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Relay of the Week honors on Monday following a busy weekend of meets.

On Friday, the Engineers traveled to Princeton University for the Larry Ellis Invitational, where one varsity and one freshman school record fell. The following day, Tech hosted its only home meet of the season, renaming it to honor MIT Police Officer Sean Collier, who was killed in the line of duty following the aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

In the final running event of the Collier Invitational, MIT's 4x800 relay finished in first place with a time of 9:55.16. The relay, which was made up of juniors Tilly Taylor (South Deerfield, Mass.), Cindy Huang (Mountain View, Calif.) and Stephanie Marzen (McLean Va.), and senior Louise van den Heuvel, crossed the line almost 40 seconds ahead of Emmanuel college in second.

Next up for MIT is the Penn Relays, which will take place at UPenn on Thursday, April 24. Tech will compete for its sixth consecutive NEWMAC title on Saturday, April 26 at Mount Holyoke College.