No. 10 Engineers Use All-American Performances from Stromhaug, DMR to Sit 10th After Day One at Indoor Nationals

MIT's Kari Stromhaug posing with her NCAA All-American award on the podium at the NCAA Indoor Championship in Boston.

THE BASICS:

- Location: Reggie Lewis Athletic Center (Roxbury, Mass.)

- The Lead: Led by All-American performances from senior pole vaulter Kari Stromhaug (Oslo, Norway) and the distance medley relay team, the No. 10 MIT women's track and field team sits in 10th place overall with a total of nine points.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- Stromhaug cleared 12 feet, 9.5 inches and was in the final group of three as she tied her personal best. This marks the third indoor All-American honor for Stromhaug. Sophomore Jacqueline Ahrens (Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.) was 18th with a clearance of 11 feet, 3.75 as she has now qualified for nationals in each of her first two seasons.

- In the 3,000 meters that kicked off the meet for the Engineers, junior Jenna Melanson (Woodland, Wash.) qualified in 12th place with a time of 9:59.95 that placed her seventh in her heat. Junior Marissa McPhillips (Narragansett, R.I.) also qualified for the final in the mile, finishing third in her heat to earn an automatic berth in Saturday's final with a time of 5:01.79.

- Senior Bailey Tregoning (Frederick, Md.) qualified for Saturday's final in the 800 meters as she crossed in 2:13.54 and is seeded eighth heading to Saturday.

- Sophomore Katie Collins (Newton, Mass.) was making her first appearance at indoor nationals and finished in 10th in the 5,000 meters with a time of 17:13.87.

- In the final event of the night, junior Margaret Trautner (Houston, Texas), sophomore Sarah Ishamuddin (Grayslake, Ill.), Tregoning and McPhillips finished sixth with a time of 11:47.13 to earn a spot on the podium and All-American accolades.

UP NEXT:

- The Engineers wrap up the NCAA Indoor National Championship on Saturday, March 9th as competition begins at 10 a.m.                                                                                             

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