Maria Monks Highlights Strong Weekend With Institute Record
Feb. 10, 2007
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT women's track and field competed in its final tune-up before the New England Division III Championships in a split-squad weekend. While some of Tech's elite battled at Boston University's Valentine's Classic, the rest of the team hosted 13 other schools in the region at the MIT Coed Invitational.
Freshman Maria Monks made the biggest impact at the Valentine's Classic, shattering the indoor school record in the 5000-meter run with an NCAA provisionally-qualifying time of 17:30.19. Her time placed her 12th in the extremely talented field. Andrea Bradshaw also raced well at BU, falling one-tenth short of an Institute record in the 800m (2:24.39).
Freshman Amy Magnuson highlighted MIT's effort at home. Magnuson took the top spot on Saturday in the triple jump, while securing second-place finishes in the long jump and 55-meter hurdles. Sophomore Emily Hwang served as the Engineers' other event winner, finishing first overall in the pole vault. Junior Aline Thomas grabbed second in both the shot put and weight throw.