MIT Women's Track and Field Moves Up in National Rankings

Freshman Sarah Quinn

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.

Over the weekend, the Engineers returned to Boston University to compete in the New England Championships, ending the meet tied for tenth place out of 36 teams. Senior Lauren Kuntz (Pittsburgh, Pa.) vaulted 12-07.50, walking away with a first place finish. Freshman Sarah Quinn (Watchung, N.J.) came in fifth place in the mile with a time of 4:51.50, breaking her own MIT freshman and varsity record by four seconds. Classmate Isabella Stuopis (Amherst, N.H.) performed well in the shot put, finishing in seventh place with her second best of the season at 42-04 ¼.

This Friday and Saturday, a handful of Engineers will compete at the ECAC Division III Championship at the Armory in New York City. Another group of athletes will return to Tufts for the last chance qualifier. After that, MIT will be preparing for the NCAA Championship that will be held from March 8-9 at North Central College in Naperville, Ill.