Women's Track & Field Finish in 2nd at ECACs

Senior Louise van den Heuvel
Senior Louise van den Heuvel

BOSTON, Mass. - MIT women's indoor track and field returned to the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center for the second day of the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championship on Saturday morning. The No. 4 Engineers led for the majority of the meet, ending up in second place out of 61 teams with 36.5 points, just behind Amherst with 38 and ahead of St. Laurence with 36.

Senior Jackie Brew (Amherst, N.H.) kick started the day in the finals of the 60m Hurdles, finishing in eighth place with a time of 9.30. Classmate Louise van den Heuvel (Nashua, N.H.) was first in the Mile in 4:58.71, earning 10 points towards the Engineers' final score. Freshman Christina Wicker (Oak Harbor, Wash.) also ran the Mile, coming in 16th place with a 5:15.65.

In the 800m, junior Cindy Huang (Mountain View, Calif.) finished in 22nd with a time of 2:21.62, while, in the Weight Throw, classmates Ellen Liverpool (Washington, D.C.) and Ashley Wheeler (Milford, N.H.) came in eighth and 13th with throws of 50-00.5 and 48-00 respectively. Fellow junior Preethi Vaidyanathan (South Windsor, Conn.) finished in eighth place in the High Jump with a personal record height of 5-04.50, tying the MIT record.

MIT will start gearing up for the NCAA Division III Championships, which will be held at the Bob Devaney Sports Center and hosted by Nebraska Wesleyan University next Friday and Saturday, March 14-15.