Feb. 14, 2005
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The MIT women's track and field team recorded eight New England Division III qualifying performances and 25 personal-bests during Saturday's non-scoring Coed Invitational held at the Johnson Athletic Center.
Gwendolyn Johnson led the way, setting her second freshman record in as many weeks in the 5000. Her time of 18:56.38 moved her to No. 3 on the All-Time performance list for this distance. In winning the 200 in 27.82, co-captain Meri Silberstein qualified for her third New England Division III event. Jacqueline Greene also qualified with a victory in the 600 (1:45.15). Leanne Veldhuis notched the third win for the Engineers in the track events, taking the 400 meter dash in 1:02.03. The 4x200 relay clocked a time of 1:52.62, the fastest time by a Tech quartet since 2000.
On the field, Christine Fanchiang topped all competitors in the pole vault with a height of 9'7". Aline Thomas set personal-bests in both the shot put (34'5.25") and weight throw (40'11"). Overall, the throwing corps had its greatest success in the weight throw, with five of its six members posting personal bests.