Jan. 30, 2006
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The men's track team placed first in the six team field on Saturday at Bowdoin College. The Engineers accumulated 184 points, while Tufts (156), Bowdoin (98), Springfield (96), Colby (20) and Gordon (0) followed behind. MIT had six individual event winners on the day.
Senior David Blau began the day by outpacing his opponents in the 55 meter dash. He then took home the 200 meter run with a time of 22.83. Blau was the only runner to finish the race in less than 23 seconds.
The Engineers got quality performances from the freshman class on Saturday. In the 600 meter run, it was freshman Dan Rodgers who came away victorious. Rodgers ran the course in 1:24.58, slightly faster than the runner up Marcelo Norsworthy of Tufts (1:24.66).
Sophomore Omari Stephens claimed the best mark in pole vault. His 4.27 meter vault was significantly better than that of Tufts' Rob Lorie (3.81 meters).
To no surprise, MIT senior Uzoma Orji won both the shot put and the weight throw. Orji went about his business as the best in both events, posting an 18.08 meter mark in the shot put and a 18.63 meter toss in the weight throw.
The Engineers next compete in the Boston University Invitational on Monday, February 6 at 4:30 p.m.