Two in a Row: Stephen Morton Named NEWMAC Athlete of the Year

May 1, 2008

BABSON PARK, Mass. - The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference announced its annual postseason awards, and for the second consecutive year, Stephen Morton was named NEWMAC Male Athlete of the Year. After leading MIT to an unexpected eighth straight league crown, head coach Halston Taylor earned additional plaudits as NEWMAC Coach of the Year.

Morton earned First Team All-Conference honors with individual wins in the 100-meter dash and long jump while securing second-team accolades in the 200m. The sophomore star won three events last year to bring his championship career total to five.

The Engineers secured seven First-Team All-Conference honors behind seven individual victories and added five second-team accolades. In addition to Morton's pair, additional first team honors went to Joseph Roy-Mayhew (5000m), Jack Bourbonnais (10000m), Paul Welle (steeplechase), Greg Tao (pole vault) and James Oleinik (shot put).

Taylor's postseason nod was his 19th NEWMAC coaching honor, including his eighth Coach of the Year award in track. Taylor was named NEWMAC Coach of the Year earlier this season in both men's and women's cross country.