2012-13 MIT Women's Track and Field Headlines

June 25, 2013
Lauren Kuntz and Jaclyn Konopka Tabbed to Capital One Academic All-America Team
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - For the second consecutive year, two student-athletes on the MIT women's track and field team were named to the Capital One Academic All-America team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Tuesday afternoon. Senior Lauren Kuntz (Pittsburgh, Pa.) was named to the first team and junior Jaclyn Konopka (Novi, Mich.) was tabbed to the second team.

May 30, 2013
Three Engineers Named to Capital One Academic All-District Team
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Three members of the MIT women’s outdoor track and field team were named to the Capital One Academic All-District One team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday afternoon. Senior Lauren Kuntz (Pittsburgh, Pa.), junior Jaclyn Konopka (Novi, Mich.) and sophomore Dacie Manion (Old Town, Maine) will represent MIT on the national ballot and will vie for Academic All-America honors to be voted on next month.

May 30, 2013
Lauren Kuntz Selected as NEWMAC Woman of the Year
BABSON PARK, Mass. – MIT senior Lauren Kuntz (Pittsburgh, Pa.) was selected as the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Woman of the Year honoree at the conference’s annual meetings on Wednesday. Kuntz, the 2013 NEWMAC pole vault champion, will be put forward as the conference’s representative for the NCAA Woman of the Year award and will be considered for selection as one of the top candidates from each of the NCAA’s three divisions.

May 25, 2013
Women's Track and Field Concludes Season at NCAA Championships
LA CROSSE, Wis. - On the third and final day of competition at the 2013 NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday evening, the MIT women's track and field team were represented by just two athletes. Senior Brooke Johnson (Shoreham, N.Y.) and freshman Sarah Quinn (Watchung. N.J.) competed in the 1500m before Johnson raced in the 5000m later that night.

May 23, 2013
MIT Women's Track & Field Wraps up First Day of NCAAs
LA CROSSE, Wis. - Seven members of the MIT women's track and field team made the trip to the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse for the 2013 NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which will run through Saturday, May 25. After the first day of competition, the Engineers are currently in tenth place with six points, scored solely by sophomore Elaine McVay's (San Ramon, Calif.) impressive performance in the 10,000m.

May 20, 2013
Eight Engineers Prepare for 2013 NCAA Championships
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – It was announced on Sunday that seven members of the MIT women’s track and field team have qualified for the 2013 NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The Engineers will be making the trip to the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse for the Championships that will take place from Thursday through Saturday, May 23-25.

May 17, 2013
Engineers Finish Tied for Fourth at ECACs
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – MIT women’s track and field continued to fight on the second day of the ECAC Division III Championships at Springfield College on Friday afternoon, wrapping up the meet tied for fourth with Ithaca College with 51 points and improving on last year's eighth place finish. Two different Engineers broke MIT records over the weekend, while one improved on her own record.

May 16, 2013
MIT Women's Track and Field Sits in 1st After Day 1 of ECACs
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Getting close to the conclusion of the season, a handful of the MIT women’s track and field team traveled to Springfield College for the 2013 ECAC Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships in hopes of improving on their performances in time for the upcoming NCAA championships.

May 11, 2013
Women's Track and Field Finishes Well at NEICAAAs
EASTON, Mass. - On the final day of competition at the New England Outdoor Championships at Stonehill College, the MIT women's outdoor track and field team came in 13th place with 20.5 points. The Engineers finished just ahead of Amherst College, who had 20 points, and right behind Sacred Heart and Quinnipiac, who tied for 11th place, with 23 points.

May 10, 2013
MIT Women's Outdoor Track and Field Compete at NEICAAAs
EASTON, Mass. - Only two members of the MIT women's track and field team competed at the New England Outdoor Championships that are being held at Stonehill College from Thursday through Saturday, May 9-11. Sophomores Ashley Wheeler (Milford, N.H.) and Tilly Taylor (South Deerfield, Mass.) were the lone Engineers to travel to Easton for the meet.

May 8, 2013
NEWMAC Announces Spring Academic All-Conference Awards
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A league-leading 60 athletes represented MIT on the 2013 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Spring Academic All-Conference Team. The Engineers finished the year with a conference-high 145 selections, followed by WPI with 101.

May 4, 2013
MIT Women's Track and Field Takes First at New England Div. III Champs
WATERVILLE, Maine - On the final day of competition at the New England Division III Championships at Colby College on Saturday afternoon, the MIT women's outdoor track and field team finished in first place with 126.50 points, leaving a sizeable gap between them and second place-finishing Tufts University with 93 points. The Engineers, who finished in second place last year behind Williams College, moved up two places from yesterday to take the win.

May 3, 2013
Engineers Sit in 3rd at New England Div. III Champs
WATERVILLE, Maine – The MIT women's track and field team traveled to Maine for the New England Division III Championships that were held at Colby College on Thursday through Sunday. Competition for the women officially opened on Friday afternoon with the heptathlon. The Engineers wrapped up the day in third place with 16 points, behind Worcester State University with 20 and Tufts University with 23 points.

April 27, 2013
MIT Women's Track and Field Capture 5th Consecutive NEWMAC Title
SRINGFIELD, Mass. - For the fifth consecutive year, the MIT women's outdoor track and field team captured the title at the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Track and Field Championships, hosted by Springfield College on Saturday afternoon. Six different Engineers won individual events.

April 19, 2013
Engineers Compete Well in Invite at Princeton
Princeton, N.J. - With the cancellation of the MIT Spring Invitational, only a small group of the women's track and field team competed over the weekend, taking part in Princeton's Larry Ellis Memorial Invitational on Friday evening.

April 13, 2013
MIT Women's Track and Field Wins Quad Meet at Home
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - At its second home meet in the past two weeks, the MIT women's outdoor track and field team finished first with 237 points. Colby College was second with 160.5, Bates College was third with 158, the University of Southern Maine was fourth with 89.5 and Husson University was fifth with 37 points.

April 10, 2013
Women's Track and Field Moves up in National Rankings
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The MIT women's outdoor track and field team are ranked 15th in the most recent U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) poll that was released on Wednesday morning. The Engineers, who were 18th in last week's poll, started off being ranked 20th in the preseason poll from March.

April 6, 2013
MIT Women's Outdoor Track and Field Team Take the Win in the Engineer's Cup
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - At its first home meet of the outdoor season, the MIT women's track and field team finished first at the Engineer's Cup with a score of 201 points. WPI was second with 110 points and RPI was third with 86. Nine different Engineers took first place in various events, as did the 4x100 relay and the 4x400 relay.

April 3, 2013
MIT Women's Outdoor Track & Field Ranked 18th in the Country
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In the first U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) poll for the outdoor season that was released on Wednesday morning, the MIT women’s track and field team were ranked 18th. The Engineers have moved up two spots from the preseason poll from March 26.

April 1, 2013
MIT's Lauren Kuntz Named NEWMAC Field Athlete of the Week
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior Lauren Kuntz (Pittsburgh, Pa.) was named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Field Athlete of the Week after she opened the outdoor season in California this weekend with a win and a new record when she vaulted a 12-11.50.

March 30, 2013
Women's Outdoor Track & Field Opens Season in California
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The MIT women's outdoor track and field team officially opened its season at the Westmont Collegiate Classic on Saturday. As a team, the Engineers finished in third place with 60.5 points, behind host Westmont with 73 and La Verne with 74.5. Senior Lauren Kuntz (Pittsburgh, Pa.) won the pole vault and broke the stadium record with her vault of 12-11.50.

March 22, 2013
Zachary Haupt To Step Down as Track & Field Assistant Coach
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – It was recently announced that Zachary Haupt, MIT’s assistant track and field coach who works primarily with the athletes competing in jumps, will be stepping down from his position at the conclusion of the outdoor season in May.

March 8, 2013
MIT Women's Track and Field Concludes Indoor Season with 13th Place Finish at NCAAs
NAPERVILLE, Ill. - To conclude the indoor season, seven members of the No. 8 nationally-ranked MIT women's track and field team traveled to North Central College for the NCAA Division III Championship that will take place on Friday and Saturday. The Engineers, who finished in 26th place at last year's NCAA championship, wrapped up the meet tied for 13th place with Keene State College with 15 points.

March 5, 2013
No. 8 MIT Women's Track & Field Sending 7 to Nationals This Weekend
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In the pre-NCAA U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) poll that was released on Monday, the MIT women’s indoor track and field team moved up to eighth in the nation, the highest the Engineers have been ranked all season. They finished behind fellow NEWMAC institution, Wheaton College in seventh and above Ramapo College, who were ninth.

March 2, 2013
Three Engineers Complete Last Chance Meet With Victories
BOSTON, Mass. - The MIT women's indoor track and field team traveled up the road to Tufts University on Saturday morning to compete in the Last Chance Meet in hopes of qualifying more athletes for the NCAA Championships.

March 1, 2013
MIT Women's Track & Field in Fourth After First Day of ECACs
NEW YORK, N.Y. - The MIT women's track and field team wrapped up the first day of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship at the New York City Armory on Friday in fourth place out of 34 teams with 15 points, just one point behind Moravian College.

February 27, 2013
MIT Women's Track and Field Moves Up in National Rankings
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In the final U.S Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) poll that was released on Wednesday afternoon, the MIT women’s indoor track and field team jumped eight places, settling into 14th in the nation.

February 23, 2013
Women's Track and Field Wraps up New England Championships
BOSTON, Mass. - The MIT women's track and field team completed the New England Indoor Championship tied for tenth place with New Hampshire University with 25 points. The Engineers finished just four points behind the University of New Haven with 29 points. Connecticut College came in first place with 149.33 points.

February 22, 2013
Women's Track and Field Competes Well at Day One of N.E. Champs
BOSTON, Mass. - The No. 22 MIT women's indoor track and field team, who are just two weeks out from the NCAA Division III Championships that will take place from March 8-9, completed the first day of the New England Championships at Boston University on Friday night. Currently, the Engineers sit in sixth place out of 21 teams.

February 20, 2013
MIT Women's Track and Field Returns to National Rankings List After Successful Weekend
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After being ranked 26th in the nation in the Feb. 13 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) poll, the MIT women’s track and field team have broken the top 25 and have settled into the 22nd position. The Engineers are still one of only two institutions representing the NEWMAC that have made it onto the list.

February 16, 2013
MIT Women's Track & Field Finishes in Second at New England Div. III Champs
GORHAM, Maine - At the New England Division III Championships that were held at the University of Southern Maine this weekend, the MIT women's track and field team finished in second place out of 23 teams. The Engineers concluded the two-day meet with 109 points, just seven points behind Tufts University, who came in first.

February 11, 2013
Engineers Complete Cupid Challenge, Prepare for New England Champs
MEDFORD, Mass. – The MIT women’s track and field team traveled to Tufts University on Monday afternoon for the second time in just over a week, this time to compete in the Cupid Challenge. The Engineers fared well in the non-scoring meet, walking away with a number of high finishes.

February 6, 2013
Women’s Track and Field Remain Ranked 12th in the Nation
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) poll that was released on Wednesday afternoon, the MIT women’s track and field team remained ranked 12th in the nation. Since the Jan. 23 ranking, the Engineers have moved up two places from 14th.

February 1, 2013
MIT Women's Track and Field Finishes in 2nd Place at Tufts Stampede
MEDFORD, Mass. - At the Tufts Stampede that took place at Tufts University on Saturday morning, the No. 12 MIT women's track and field team came in second place out of the 24 teams that competed. The Engineers, who finished with 155 points, were just 11 points behind host Tufts but left a 60 point gap between themselves and Williams College, who finished in third place with 95 points.

January 30, 2013
MIT Women's Track & Field Moves up Two Spots in Latest National Rankings
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In the second weekly poll released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), the MIT women’s indoor track and field team was ranked 12th in the nation, moving up two spots from the last poll on Jan. 23. MIT is one of only two institutions in the NEWMAC that is represented on the top 25 list.

January 25, 2013
Women's Track & Field Performs Well at Terrier Classic
BOSTON, MASS. - The MIT women's indoor track and field team had a busy weekend, with half the team competing in the Terrier Classic at Boston University on Friday afternoon, while the majority of the field athletes remained at home for the first MIT Coed Invite. The Engineers ended the Terrier Classic with a number of impressive results.

January 23, 2013
MIT Women's Track & Field Nationally Ranked
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. – The MIT women’s track and field team are ranked 14th in the nation, according to the first U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) ranking that was released today. They fell in behind the University of Wisconsin La Crosse, who are 13th, and SUNY Cortland, who are 15th.

January 19, 2013
MIT Women's Track & Field Completes Harvard Challenge
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. - The MIT women's track and field team, which was ranked 11th in the nation in the most recent U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) rankings released on Jan. 9, officially opened the season at the Harvard Challenge on Friday and Saturday.