MIT Excels on Second Day of NCAA Championships

Senior Jaclyn Konopka
Senior Jaclyn Konopka

DELAWARE, Ohio  – After a successful day one at the NCAA Men's and Women's Division III Track and Field Championship, MIT's women's team returned to action on Friday with three individual competitors. Tech is currently in a four-way tie for 10th place with eight points.

Competing in the preliminaries of the 100-meter hurdles, seniors Jackie Brew (Amherst, N.H.) and Jaclyn Konopka (Novi, Mich.) finished 10th and 18th, respectively. Brew crossed the line in 14.34, and Konopka in 14.57, both finishing just off their personal records from this season.

Junior Cindy Huang (Mountain View, Calif.) raced in the 800-meter run, finishing 16th with a final time of 2:12.79. This performance is just 0.39 off of Huang's varsity record set earlier this season.
Returning to the track for the third and final day of competition, Saturday's action gets underway at 12:00 pm. Tech has a full schedule with junior Tilly Taylor (South Deerfield, Mass.) in the javelin, freshman Maryann Gong (Livermore, Calif.) in the 5000-meter run, senior Martina de Geus (Los Altos, Calif.) in the finals of the 3000-meter steeplechase, and four Engineers in the finals of the 4x100-meter relay.