Women's Track and Field Closes Fifth At New England Division III Championships
Feb. 17, 2007
PORTLAND, Maine - After finishing 13th in back-to-back appearances at the New England Division III Track and Field Championships, the Engineers once again showcased their resurgence with a fifth-place effort out of 21 schools that scored. Williams finished first in the team standings, while MIT paced the NEWMAC contingent.
The Engineers set a school record in the 4x800-meter relay in one of the day's top highlights. The team of Andrea Bradshaw, freshman Jacqui Wentz, Andrea Staid and freshman Maria Monks ran 9:41.68 in finishing fifth. The Cardinal and Gray nearly set another Institute mark with a third-place finish in the 4x200m.
Senior Christine Fanchiang enjoyed the top individual performance on the afternoon, finishing second place in the pole vault with a leap of 11 feet. Allison Brown and Emily Hwang matched Fanchiang's height, but settled for a split of fourth place since Fanchiang was the first to clear.
Freshman Amy Magnuson enjoyed a strong performance with a third-place effort in the 55-meter hurdles. Her split of 8.42 set a new MIT indoor record. Magnuson also served MIT well in the jumps, finishing fourth in the triple jump (35'4.5") and eighth in the long jump (16'7.75").
The Engineers also earned some crucial points in the throwing events as junior Aline Thomas picked up 11 points between the shot put and weight throw. Thomas threw 38 feet in the shot put en route to third and tossed the weight 48'6.75" for fourth.