April 14, 2007
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT swept both relays and secured eight individual event victories en route to a second-place finish in a quad meet at Steinbrenner Stadium, Saturday. The Engineers totaled 229 points to finish just back of Colby College (243), while Bates (131) and Colby-Sawyer (32) rounded out the field.
Freshman Amy Magnuson served as the high-point winner on the day, authoring victories in both the long and triple jump, while finishing first in the 100-meter dash and the sprint hurdles. Magnuson's split of 14.95 in the hurdles set a new Institute record established by the talented rookie earlier in the season. Christine Fanchiang, who finished second to Magnuson in the hurdles, also earned a runner-up finish in the pole vault after yielding the top spot to teammate Emily Hwang.
Adrienne Bolger also enjoyed a great afternoon. Although Bolger only secured one victory, her winning time of 4:51.59 served as one of the top highlights on the day and was only three seconds off the school record. Bolger also finished third in the 800m, while Andrea Staid finished second with a time of 2:23.60.
The Engineers had three other athletes secure event wins on Saturday. Although she wasn't quite at her best, junior Aline Thomas continues to hone her talents in the hammer and threw 153'2" for the victory. Thomas also finished four inches outside of first place in the shot put, while fellow junior Leanne Velduis grabbed first in the 400m hurdles (1:04.57). Freshman Margaret Leibovic showed that she'll soon be ready to challenge for the Institute record in the 100m after winning the dash in 13.07. Leibovic also finished fourth in the 200m.