Three All-Americans on Day Two Pace No. 10 Women's Track and Field at NCAA Championship

Three All-Americans on Day Two Pace No. 10 Women's Track and Field at NCAA Championship

THE BASICS:

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

- The Lead: With eight All-American performances, the No. 10 ranked MIT women's track and field team finished 11th with a total of 15 points at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship. The Engineers had five All-Americans on day one, followed by all three competitors on day two to close the meet.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- In the mile, junior Marissa McPhillips (Narragansett, R.I.) was the No. 5 seed heading into the finals and came away with an eighth-place finish in 4:55.52 and narrowly missed seventh. Senior Bailey Tregoning (Frederick, Md.) also claimed All-American honors as she closed with a lap of 32.807 seconds to finish fifth overall in 2:12.73 and earn four points.

- Junior Jenna Melanson (Woodland, Wash.) came into the 3,000m final as the No. 12 seed, but closed the indoor season with an eighth-place finish and All-American accolades. The two-time All-American steeplechaser crossed in 9:54.83 to cap off the championship weekend for the Engineers.

COMPLETE ALL-AMERICAN LIST: Below are the MIT women's track and field student-athletes who earned All-American honors over the weekend.

- Sarah Ishamuddin (DMR)
- Marissa McPhillips (DMR, Mile)
- Jenna Melanson (3,000m)
- Kari Stromhaug (Pole Vault)
- Margaret Trautner (DMR)
- Bailey Tregoning (DMR, 800m)

UP NEXT:

- The Engineers open up the outdoor track and field season on Saturday, March 30th as the team competes at the California Collegiate Opener at UC-San Diego.

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