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.
 
The Pentathlon was the opening event of the Championships, and freshman Stephanie Guo (Houston, Texas) was MIT's lone representative, finishing in sixth place with 3075 points. She took seventh in the 60m Hurdles with a time of 9.88, completing the race just two one-hundredths of a second faster than the next runner. She three way tied for second place in the High Jump with a height of 5-01.75 and had a throw of 25-04.25 in the Shot Put to finish in 11th place. Her Long Jump distance of 15-09.75 placed her seventh and she took third in the 800m with a time of 2:25.95. 

After finishing in first place and earning a personal best time in the 60m Hurdles at the Tufts Last Chance Meet yesterday evening, senior Jackie Brew (Amherst, N.H.) was back at it on Friday, coming in sixth in the preliminaries of the event with a time of 9.06. Five Engineers were entered in the Pole Vault, with sophomore Cimran Virdi (Walnut Creek, Calif.) coming in second when she cleared the bar in 12-04.75. Junior Joanna Chen (Richland, Wash.) took ninth with a vault of 11-01.00 and senior Abigail Klein (Bethesda, Md.) was 15th, also with an 11-01.00. Freshman Jennifer Tylock (Shrewsbury, Mass.) and sophomore Sherry Wan (Ann Arbor, Mich.) were 17th and 23rd respectively, both with vaults of 10-07.00. 

In the Shot Put, sophomore Isabella Stuopis (Amherst, N.H.) came in second place with a throw of 43-09.25 and, in the final event of the day, the Triple Jump, junior Michelle Johnson (Glendora, Calif.) came in fourth with a jump of 37-06.00, breaking her own MIT record for the second time in two days.

Tech will return to the track tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. for day two of the Championship.