Feb. 16, 2008
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT capped the indoor regular season with a solid performance at the Co-Ed Invitational at Shobrys and Aronson Track on Saturday. Stephen Morton paced the effort with his best meet of the year as he notched three impressive individual victories.
MIT won nine events in Saturday's non-scoring meet, including two superb wins for Morton in the jumps. The sophomore delivered the second-best long jump in school history with a leap of 23'1.75" and authored the third-best triple jump with a mark of 47'1.75". Morton picked up his third win of the day on the track, as he ran 22.53 in the 200-meter dash.
Omari Stephens and Greg Tao each cleared 14'2.75" in the pole vault although it was Stephens who led an MIT sweep of the top four places after clearing the winning height in fewer attempts. Stephens picked up a third-place finish in the 55-meter hurdles later in the afternoon with a time of 7.93.
Junior James Oleinik also showcased MIT's strength in the field events after securing a convincing win in the shot put. Oleinik won the event by over one foot and fell just short of his career-best with a throw of 47'11.5".
The Engineers picked up four more victories on the track, sweeping the top spot in most of the middle distance and distance races. Freshman John Granata won the 400m with a time of 51.55, David Reshef grabbed first-place in the 600m with a clip of 1:24.55 and rookie Kevin Kleinguetl split 1:58.42 to win the 800m. Jack Bourbonnais pulled away from Brandeis' Jack Schwartz to win the 3000-meter run in 8:56.28.
Aside from the Engineers and Judges, Tufts, Wheaton, WPI, Holy Cross and Emmanuel competed in the meet.