2013-14 MIT Women's Track and Field News

  • Six Engineers Named To Capital One Academic All-America Team
    June 24, 2014
    Six Engineers Named To Capital One Academic All-America Team CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the third year in a row, members of the MIT men's and women’s track and field teams were named to the Capital One Academic All-America team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Three Selected to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team
    May 29, 2014
    Three Selected to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Seniors Kaitlin Allen (Bedford, N.H.), Jaclyn Konopka (Novi, Mich.) and Louise van den Heuvel (Nashua, N.H.) of the MIT women’s track and field and cross country teams 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.
  • MIT's Track & Field Ties for 13th at NCAA Champs
    May 24, 2014
    MIT's Track & Field Ties for 13th at NCAA Champs DELAWARE, Ohio - On the final day of the 2014 NCAA Division III Championships on Saturday, all three members of the MIT women's outdoor track and field team that competed in individual events and the 4x100 relay earned All-America honors.
  • MIT Excels on Second Day of NCAA Championships
    May 23, 2014
    MIT Excels on Second Day of NCAA Championships DELAWARE, Ohio – After a successful day one at the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Division III Track and Field Championship, MIT’s women’s team returned to action on Friday with three individual competitors. Tech is currently in a four-way tie for 10th place with eight points.
  • Women's Track and Field Kicks Off NCAA Championships
    May 22, 2014
    Women's Track and Field Kicks Off NCAA Championships DELAWARE, Ohio – With a strong start to the weekend, the seventh ranked MIT women’s track and field team got competition going on Thursday at the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Division III Track and Field Championship hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University. After one day of competition, the Cardinal and Grey are currently in a three-way tie for sixth place with eight points attributable to a second place finish in the pole vault.
  • Ten Engineers Prepare for 2014 NCAA Championships
    May 20, 2014
    Ten Engineers Prepare for 2014 NCAA Championships CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Just two days after clinching the program’s first ECAC team title, ten members of the MIT women’s track and field team learned they were invited to the 2014 Division III Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The three day competition begins on Thursday, May 22nd at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio.
  • Taylor Named USTFCCCA New England Men's & Women's Coach of the Year
    May 20, 2014
    Taylor Named USTFCCCA New England Men's & Women's Coach of the Year NEW ORLEANS, La. – Halston Taylor, head coach of MIT’s track and field programs, was named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) men’s and women’s Coach of the Year for the New England region on Tuesday.
  • MIT Wins Program's First ECAC Division III Championship
    May 16, 2014
    MIT Wins Program's First ECAC Division III Championship TROY, N.Y. – Claiming their first ECAC title in program history, the Engineers’ women’s outdoor track and field team had an outstanding collection of performances at the ECAC Division III Championships hosted by RPI. Tech broke numerous program and personal records en route to their third team title in a championship meet this spring.
  • Tech Kicks Off ECAC Division III Championships
    May 15, 2014
    Tech Kicks Off ECAC Division III Championships TROY, N.Y. – In the penultimate weekend of the season, the 14th-ranked MIT women’s outdoor track and field team got competition underway on Thursday at the ECAC Division III Championships hosted by RPI in Troy, N.Y. Tech finished day one in first place with 31.50 points, while host RPI is currently in second with 18 points.
  • Records Fall at New England Championships
    May 10, 2014
    Records Fall at New England Championships WESTFIELD, Mass. – Taking to the track for day three of the New England Outdoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by Westfield State University, the MIT women’s outdoor track and field team had another successful day of competition. En route to a 10th place team finish, the top division III team, Tech had a record-setting day including two varsity records and a freshman record, as well as earning numerous personal best times and scores.
  • MIT Competes at New England Outdoor Championships
    May 09, 2014
    MIT Competes at New England Outdoor Championships WESTFIELD, Mass. – MIT’s women’s track and field team returned to the track today for day two of the New England Outdoor Championships hosted by Westfield State University. Coming off two consecutive wins at championship meets, the NEWMAC Championship and the New England Division III Championships, Tech’s women are up against student-athletes from Division I, II, and III programs from across New England.
  • Tech Wins New England Division III Championship
    May 03, 2014
    Tech Wins New England Division III Championship SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – One week after winning their sixth consecutive NEWMAC Championship, the MIT women’s outdoor track and field team was again victorious, this time claiming the New England Division III title. Tech won the 33-team meet for the second year in a row tallying 132 points while Williams College finished second with 85 points.
  • Women’s Track and Field Kicks off New England Division III Championships
    May 02, 2014
    Women’s Track and Field Kicks off New England Division III Championships SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – MIT’s women’s outdoor track and field team got competition underway at Springfield College for the New England Division III Championships on Friday afternoon. Competing in the long jump, 10,000-meter run, javelin throw and hammer throw, Tech’s women kicked off the meet with multiple season- and personal- best performances.
  • Taylor Named NEWMAC Men's and Women's Coach of the Year
    April 29, 2014
    Taylor Named NEWMAC Men's and Women's Coach of the Year BOSTON, Mass. – Head MIT track and field coach Halston Taylor was named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Coach of the Year for both the men’s and the women’s programs, as announced by the league on Tuesday.
  • NEWMAC Announces Spring Academic All-Conference Awards
    April 28, 2014
    NEWMAC Announces Spring Academic All-Conference Awards BOSTON, Mass. – A league-leading 74 athletes represented MIT on the 2014 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Spring Academic All-Conference Team. The Engineers finished the year with a conference-high 166 selections, followed by Springfield College with 104.
  • Women’s Track and Field Wins Sixth Consecutive NEWMAC Championship
    April 26, 2014
    Women’s Track and Field Wins Sixth Consecutive NEWMAC Championship SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. – Championship season got underway as the 16th ranked MIT women’s outdoor track and field team claimed its sixth consecutive New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship title at Mount Holyoke College on Saturday. The Engineers won five individual events to finish the day with 224.333 points, while Wheaton College finished second with 149.333 points, and WPI closed out the top three with 100.833 points.
  • Tech Track Renames Meet to Honor Officer Collier
    April 21, 2014
    Tech Track Renames Meet to Honor Officer Collier CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT's men's and women's outdoor track and field teams, both of which are nationally ranked, hosted the Sean Collier Invitational on Saturday afternoon.
  • Tech's 4x800 Relay Earns NEWMAC Nod
    April 21, 2014
    Tech's 4x800 Relay Earns NEWMAC Nod BOSTON, Mass. - No. 9 MIT women's outdoor track and field picked up New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Relay of the Week honors on Monday following a busy weekend of meets.
  • Engineers Host Sean Collier Invitational
    April 19, 2014
    Engineers Host Sean Collier Invitational CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – At the inaugural Sean Collier Invitational held on the Steinbrenner Track, No. 9 MIT women's outdoor track and field dominated the field events, including a sweep of the Pole Vault led by sophomore Cimran Virdi (Walnut Creek, Calif.).
  • Gong Breaks Varsity Record at Larry Ellis Invitational
    April 18, 2014
    Gong Breaks Varsity Record at Larry Ellis Invitational PRINCETON, N.J. – Kicking off a weekend of competition on the track, the ninth-ranked MIT women's outdoor track and field team sent three runners to the Larry Ellis Invitational at Princeton University. In a meet featuring many Division I programs and more than 1,000 athletes from 120 collegiate programs and 41 club teams, freshman Maryann Gong (Livermore, Calif.) stood out for the Engineers.
  • Engineers Win 11 Events En Route to Finishing First at Bates
    April 12, 2014
    Engineers Win 11 Events En Route to Finishing First at Bates LEWISTON, Maine – No. 8 MIT women's outdoor track and field won 11 events on their way to a team win over Colby College and host Bates College on Saturday afternoon. Tech finished with 176.50 points, Bates was second with 129.50 points and Colby scored 110 points to take third.
  • Bullock and van den Heuvel Named Finalists for Arthur Ashe Award
    April 11, 2014
    Bullock and van den Heuvel Named Finalists for Arthur Ashe Award CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Seniors Justin Bullock (Detroit, Mich.) and Louise van den Heuvel (Nashua, N.H.) were named as finalists for the 2014 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award, as announced on Thursday by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine.
  • Cimran Virdi Named NEWMAC Field Athlete of the Week
    April 07, 2014
    Cimran Virdi Named NEWMAC Field Athlete of the Week BOSTON, Mass. – Sophomore Cimran Virdi (Walnut Creek, Calif.) was named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Field Athlete of the Week on Monday afternoon after a record-breaking weekend at RPI.
  • Tech Takes First at Engineer's Cup
    April 05, 2014
    Tech Takes First at Engineer's Cup TROY, N.Y. – MIT’s women’s outdoor track and field team, which was recently ranked 11th in the nation, finished in first place at the Engineer’s Cup on Saturday afternoon, taking the win with 184 points. WPI was second with 110 and host RPI was not far behind with 98. Throughout the day, the Engineers won a total of 12 events.
  • MIT's 4x100 Relay Named NEWMAC Relay of the Week
    March 31, 2014
    MIT's 4x100 Relay Named NEWMAC Relay of the Week BOSTON, Mass. – Following a strong weekend in California, the MIT women’s track and field team’s 4x100 relay was named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Relay of the Week on Monday afternoon.
  • Tech Sets Two Records at Westmont Collegiate Classic
    March 29, 2014
    Tech Sets Two Records at Westmont Collegiate Classic SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - MIT's women's track and field opened the outdoor season on Saturday in sunny California at the Westmont Collegiate Classic. Freshman Jackie Vahey (Winchester, Mass.) and junior Preethi Vaidyanathan (South Windsor, Conn.) each set a school record in their respective events.
  • Women's Track and Field Finishes in 7th at NCAAs
    March 15, 2014
    Women's Track and Field Finishes in 7th at NCAAs LINCOLN, Neb. - No. 6 MIT women's indoor track and field team finished in seventh place out of 58 teams with 22 points at the 2014 NCAA Division III Championships on Saturday.
  • Cimran Virdi Wins Pole Vault on Day 1 of NCAAs
    March 14, 2014
    Cimran Virdi Wins Pole Vault on Day 1 of NCAAs LINCOLN, Neb. - On day one of the 2014 NCAA Division III Championships, sophomore Cimran Virdi (Walnut Creek, Calif.) was the national champion in the Pole Vault with a personal record of 12-11.50, earning All-American status for the first time in her career.
  • MIT Women's Track & Field Sending 10 Engineers to NCAAs
    March 12, 2014
    MIT Women's Track & Field Sending 10 Engineers to NCAAs CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – No. 6 MIT women’s indoor track and field will be sending 10 student-athletes to the NCAA Division III Championships, which will be hosted by Nebraska Wesleyan University at the Bob Devaney Sports Center this Friday and Saturday, March 14-15.
  • Women's Track & Field  Finish in 2nd at ECACs
    March 08, 2014
    Women's Track & Field Finish in 2nd at ECACs BOSTON, Mass. - MIT women's indoor track and field returned to the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center for the second day of the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championship on Saturday morning.
  • Engineers Sit in First on Day One of ECACs
    March 07, 2014
    Engineers Sit in First on Day One of ECACs BOSTON, Mass. – After the first day of competition at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center on Friday, the No. 4 MIT women's indoor track and field team sat in first place out of 31 teams with 24 points.
  • MIT Women's Track & Field Wins Two at Last Chance Meet
    March 06, 2014
    MIT Women's Track & Field Wins Two at Last Chance Meet SOMERVILLE, Mass. - Six members of the No. 4 MIT women's indoor track and field team competed in the Tufts Last Chance Meet on Thursday afternoon.
  • MIT Finishes in 13th at New England Championships
    March 01, 2014
    MIT Finishes in 13th at New England Championships BOSTON, Mass. - After two days of competition at the New England Championships, the No. 4 MIT women's indoor track and field team ended the weekend in 13th place out of the 34 teams present with 25.5 points. Last year, the Engineers finished in 10th place with half a point less than this year.
  • MIT Women's Track & Field Opens NEICAAAs
    February 28, 2014
    MIT Women's Track & Field Opens NEICAAAs BOSTON, Mass. - No. 4 MIT women's indoor track and field team opened up competition at the New England Championships on Friday at Boston University, wrapping up the first day in seventh place with 11.5 points.
  • Women's Indoor Track & Field Finishes in 2nd at N.E. Div. III Champs
    February 22, 2014
    Women's Indoor Track & Field Finishes in 2nd at N.E. Div. III Champs SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - No. 2 MIT women's indoor track and field team wrapped up the New England Division III Championships at Springfield College on Saturday afternoon in second place out of the 28 teams present with 119 points.
  • Tech Tabbed First in NEWMAC Preseason Poll
    February 21, 2014
    Tech Tabbed First in NEWMAC Preseason Poll BOSTON, Mass. – Much like its male counterpart, the MIT women’s track and field team was picked to repeat as New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) champions, receiving all nine first-place votes in the conference’s preseason poll that was released on Friday.
  • Three Engineers Open N.E. Div. III Champs with Pentathlon
    February 21, 2014
    Three Engineers Open N.E. Div. III Champs with Pentathlon SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Just three members of the MIT women's indoor track and field team took part in the first day of the two-day New England Division III Championships, which are being held at Springfield College.
  • MIT Men's and Women's Track & Field Move up in National Rankings
    February 19, 2014
    MIT Men's and Women's Track & Field Move up in National Rankings NEW ORLEANS, La. – Already in its fourth week, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) poll that was released on Wednesday afternoon revealed that both the MIT men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams have moved up in the rankings. Tech’s men, who were ninth last week, are now fourth, while the women’s squad moved up from third to second.
  • Tech Competes at Tufts and Boston University
    February 15, 2014
    Tech Competes at Tufts and Boston University SOMERVILLE, Mass. - For the second time in two weeks, the No. 3 MIT women's indoor track and field team traveled to Tufts University, this time for the Cupid Challenge, which took place on Saturday, while another group of Engineers went to Boston University for the Scarlet and White Invitational.
  • Cardinal and Gray Wraps up Busy Weekend at Home
    February 08, 2014
    Cardinal and Gray Wraps up Busy Weekend at Home CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - After setting two new records at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational at Boston University, a group of the No. 3 MIT women's indoor track and field team remained at home for the Gordon Kelly Invitational on Saturday afternoon. Junior Veronica Szklarzewski (Chicago, Ill.) led the Engineers with her two firsts and one second place finish.
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