Jan. 18, 2009
LEWISTON, Maine – The MIT women's track and field team opened the 2009 season with an impressive victory over Bates and Colby on Saturday at Bates College. The Engineers totaled 151 points while Bates finished second with 123.
Jacqui Wentz led a solid showing in the distance events, capturing 1000m (2:59.94) and the one-mile run (5:10.01). Anna Holt-Gosselin (10:43.54) crossed the finish line just ahead of teammate Jennifer Doyle (10:43.65) in the 3000-meter run. Portia Jones also had a strong performance on the track, winning the 200m (27.62), and placing second in the 55m hurdles (9.00) just behind Amy Magnuson (8.66).
In the field events, Emily Hwang helped Tech take the top three spots in the pole vault clearing 3.34m to take first place. Magnuson secured a second-place finish in the long jump, with a distance of 4.78m.
MIT will take part in the Terrier Classic hosted by Boston University next weekend, starting Friday, January 23.