MIT Competes at New England Outdoor Championships

Senior Jaclyn Konopka
Senior Jaclyn Konopka

WESTFIELD, Mass.  – MIT's women's track and field team returned to the track today for day two of the New England Outdoor Championships hosted by Westfield State University. Coming off two consecutive wins at championship meets, the NEWMAC Championship and the New England Division III Championships, Tech's women are lining up against student-athletes from Division I, II, and III programs from across New England.

In the prelims of the 100-meter hurdles, senior Jaclyn Konopka (Novi, Mich.) narrowly missed qualifying for the finals that will be run on Saturday. Konopka's time of 14.92 was good enough for 10th place, just 0.05 seconds out of the top-eight. Senior Jackie Brew (Amherst, N.H.) also competed in the event, finishing in 18th place with a time of 15.06.

Juniors Ellen Liverpool (Washington, D.C.) and Ashley Wheeler (Milford, N.H.) competed in the hammer throw, finishing in 18th with a distance of 149-06, and 22nd with a final throw of 143-07, respectively. In the javelin throw, junior Tilly Taylor (South Deerfield, Mass.) finished 10th with a throw of 125-06.

In the pole vault, senior Abigail Klein (Bethesda, Md.) led a trio of Engineers with a ninth place finish clearing 11-01.75. Also clearing 11-01.75 was freshman Jennifer Tylock (Shrewsbury, Mass.) who finished 15th overall. The third competitor for MIT was junior Joanna Chen (Richland, Wash.) who finished in a three-way tie for 16th with a final vault of 10-08.00.

MIT will return to the track on Saturday in the final day of competition of the New England Outdoor Championship. Competition gets underway at 10:00 am.