Men's Track and Field Defeats Region Rivals In Mid-Season Quad

Men's Track and Field Defeats Region Rivals In Mid-Season Quad

Jan. 20, 2007

Complete Results

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT men's track and field asserted its position among the region's elite with an impressive victory over Williams, RPI and Westfield State in a quad meet hosted by the Engineers at Shobrys and Aronson Track. MIT scored 225.5 points, while second-place Williams College totaled 208. 

Talented freshman William Fedus sparked an impressive 1-3-4 finish for MIT in the 400 meter run. Fedus won the race with a time of 52.37 to edge Tyler Gray of Williams (52.49). Sophomore Alex Rothberg and senior Ulzie Rea finished third and fourth, respectively.

MIT finished at the top of an exiting race in the 1600m relay as the Engineers' time of 3:30.04 was good enough for a two-second victory over the Ephs. Sophomore Matt Bieniosek, who finished second in a close 600m, and senior Aron Walker, joined Rothberg and Fedus in securing the first-place finish.

For the second consecutive week, the Engineers showcased their depth in the jumps. The Cardinal and Gray finished 2-3-4 in both the long and triple jump. Junior Omari Stephens duplicated a second-place effort in the pole vault with a similar result in the triple jump, while rookie speedster Stephen Morton was MIT's top threat in the long jump. Morton had three runner-up finishes on Saturday, including the No. 2 spot in the 55m and 200m dashes.

Filling the void left behind by 12-time All-America Uzoma Orji, sophomore James Oleinik paced all competitors in the shot put. Oleinik won with a toss of 47'11".