2016-17 MIT Women's Track and Field News

  • Engineers Place 27 Student-Athletes on USTFCCCA All-Academic Teams
    August 20, 2017
    New Orleans, La. (August 20) -- Twenty-seven members of the MIT men’s and women’s track and field teams were recently honored on the All-Academic Team by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The MIT men had nine student-athletes, while the women posted 18 members of the squad to rank No. 2 nationally in Division III. In addition, both the men’s and women’s teams earned All-Academic Team honors as each squad posted an overall GPA of a 3.60.
  • Gong, Holt Named as NEWMAC Nominees for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award
    August 01, 2017
    Boston, Mass. (August 1) -- MIT cross country/track and field standout Maryann Gong `17 (Livermore, Calif.) has been named as one of two New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference’s (NEWMAC) NCAA Woman of the Year nominees. Gong and Lauren Holt of Springfield College were voted as the league nominees by the 11 NEWMAC athletic directors. The NCAA Woman of the Year award honors student-athletes based on academics, athletics, service and leadership.
  • Gong Wins NCAA Elite 90 Fan Favorite Contest
    July 21, 2017
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 21) – MIT women’s cross country/track and field senior Maryann Gong (Livermore, Calif.) has won the 2017 NCAA Elite 90 Fan Favorite contest which concluded on Thursday evening. Gong becomes the second MIT student-athlete to win the contest as D. Carrington Motley ’16 (Pittsburgh, Pa.) won it back in 2015.
  • Gong Earns Second Straight CoSIDA Division III Academic All-America of the Year Award
    July 18, 2017
    Austin, Texas (July 18) -- MIT women’s cross country/track and field senior Maryann Gong (Livermore, Calif.) has been named the 2016-17 CoSIDA Division III Academic All-America® of the Year, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
  • MIT's Gong Nominated for 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year
    June 27, 2017
    Indianapolis, Ind. (June 27) -- MIT senior cross country/track and field runner Maryann Gong (Livermore, Calif.) is among the program-record 544 student-athletes nominated for the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year Award. Overall, seven New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) student-athletes were nominated by their respective institutions for the accolade. The 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year award will be presented on October 22, 2017 in Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Gong, Okeke Lead Eight Engineers on CoSIDA Track and Field/XC Academic All-American Teams
    June 21, 2017
    Austin, Texas (June 21) -- Led by seniors Maryann Gong (Livermore, Calif.) and Arinze Okeke (Hawthorne, Calif.), the MIT men’s and women’s track and field/cross country teams had eight student-athletes named to the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America Teams on Wednesday afternoon. Gong was named the CoSIDA Women’s Track and Field/Cross Country Academic All-American of the Year for the second straight season, while Okeke was tabbed as the Men’s Academic All-American of the Year for the first time.
  • Davis Resigns as Men's and Women's Track and Field Assistant Coach
    June 01, 2017
    Cambridge, Mass. (June 1) -- MIT men’s and women’s track and field assistant coach Nick Davis has resigned to accept the women’s track and field head coaching position at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
  • Three Engineers Earn All-American Accolades on Final Day of NCAA's
    May 27, 2017
    The Lead: On the final day of the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship, the No. 8 ranked MIT women’s track and field team had three student-athletes earn All-American honors as the Engineers placed in a tie for 20th overall with a total of 12 points. Overall for the championship, MIT picked up five All-American performances to cap off the season.
  • Men's, Women's Track and Field/XC Place 10 Student-Athletes on Academic All-District Teams
    May 26, 2017
    Cambridge, Mass. (May 26) -- The MIT men’s and women’s cross country and track and field teams have placed 10 student-athletes on the CoSIDA Academic All-District Teams as five men and five women earned the honor this week. These individuals will now advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team ballot, where first, second and third-team All-America honorees will be selected next month.
  • Gong, Gilson Earn 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Elite 90 Awards
    May 25, 2017
    Geneva, Ohio (May 25) -- MIT senior Maryann Gong (Livermore, Calif.) and sophomore Aidan Gilson (Florence, Mass.) have earned the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Elite 90 awards at the NCAA Championship in Geneva, Ohio.
  • Slutsky, Stromhaug Earn NCAA Outdoor All-American Honors
    May 25, 2017
    On day one of the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship, the No. 8 ranked MIT women’s track and field team picked up a pair of All-American honors as the Engineers are tied for 12th overall in the three-day event with a total of four points.
  • MIT Sending 15 Student-Athletes to NCAA Outdoor Nationals
    May 23, 2017
    Indianapolis, Ind. (May 23) -- The NCAA has announced the final qualifiers for the 2017 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championship as 10 MIT women and five MIT men will take part in the three-day event. The meet will take place at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.
  • No. 8 Women's Track and Field Competes at Last Chance Qualifier on Thursday Night
    May 18, 2017
    At the Last Chance Meet on a hot Thursday night at the Sherie and Don Morrison Track, the No. 8 ranked MIT women’s track and field team earned three individual victories in the team’s final meet before the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
  • No. 7 Women's Track and Field Finishes Seventh at NEICAAA's
    May 13, 2017
    At the 2017 NEICAAA Outdoor Championship, the No. 7 ranked MIT women’s track and field team placed seventh overall out of 40 schools with 52 points over the two-day event. The Engineers finished as the top Division III program in New England, were three points out of fourth place overall and finished just one point behind Division I UMass and Dartmouth College. In addition, MIT defeated No. 3 Williams College for the second straight week by an 11.5-point margin.
  • DAPER Recently Dedicates the Sherie and Don (1961) Morrison Track
    May 10, 2017
    Cambridge, Mass. (May 10) -- At the recent 2017 NEWMAC Outdoor Track and Field Championship, the MIT Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) dedicated the newly-renovated track and field complex that serves as the home of MIT men’s and women’s track and field.
  • Women's Track and Field Lands 16 on the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team
    May 08, 2017
    Sixteen members of the MIT women’s outdoor track and field team have been honored as members of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Academic All-Conference Team, as announced recently by the league. MIT and WPI are tied for the league lead with 16 each, while 85 student-athletes are honored overall.
  • No. 7 Women's Track and Field Claims Fifth Straight New England Title
    May 06, 2017
    Piling up 167 points, the No. 7 ranked MIT women’s track and field team captured the 2017 New England Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championship by a 13.5-point margin over No. 3 ranked Williams College on Saturday. Overall, MIT defeated three nationally-ranked teams in the victory, earning 25 All-New England individual honors and three relays. The Engineers had three individual champions on the final day of the meet as well as MIT won its fifth straight New England crown.
  • No. 7 Women's Track and Field Leads New England's After Day One
    May 05, 2017
    Led by wins from juniors Nneoma Okonko (Lagos, Nigeria) and Mary Eccles (Wahaiwa, Hawaii), the No. 7 ranked MIT women’s track team leads second-place and No. 3 ranked Williams College after day two of the New England Division III Championship at Williams College.
  • Taylor Named NEWMAC Women's Coach of the Year; Eccles, Godwin Named to All-Sportsmanship Teams
    May 03, 2017
    Boston, Mass. (May 3) -- MIT track and field head coach Halston Taylor has been honored as the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women’s Coach of the Year for leading the Engineers to the NEWMAC Outdoor Track and Field Championship last weekend. The Engineers, who are ranked No. 7 in the latest national rankings, have now won nine straight NEWMAC titles and 10 overall.
  • No. 5 Women's Track and Field Rolls to 10th Overall NEWMAC Outdoor Title
    April 29, 2017
    Cambridge, Mass. (April 29) -- On Saturday afternoon at the Sherie and Don Morrison Track, the No. 5 ranked MIT women’s track and field team claimed its ninth straight and 10th overall New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Outdoor Track and Field Championship with a total of 270 points.
  • No. 5 Women's Track and Field Picks Up Seven Event Wins at Sean Collier Invitational
    April 22, 2017
    At the Sean Collier Invitational, the No. 5 MIT women’s track and field team earned seven wins overall as juniors Hannah Chen (Los Gatos, Calif.) and Ariela Slutsky (Weston, Fla.) each claimed a pair of victories.
  • Slutsky, 4x100 Relay Team Recognized in NEWMAC Weekly Awards
    April 18, 2017
    Boston, Mass. (April 18) -- MIT junior thrower Ariela Slutsky (Weston, Fla.) has been named as the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Field Athlete of the Week, while the 4x100 relay team has earned weekly relay accolades for the second straight week.
  • No. 4 Women's Track and Field Falls to No. 3 Williams, 102.5-98.5
    April 15, 2017
    At the Dick Farley Invitational, the No. 4 ranked MIT women’s track and field team dropped a 102.5-98.5 final to No. 3 ranked Williams College in a dual meet on Saturday afternoon in Williamstown, Mass. The Engineers picked up nine individual event victories and two relay wins in the nationally-ranked matchup with the Ephs.
  • Gong, 4x100 Relay Team Receive NEWMAC Weekly Honors
    April 10, 2017
    Boston, Mass. (April 10) -- MIT senior Maryann Gong (Livermore, Calif.) has been named as the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Track and Field Athlete of the Week, while the MIT 4x100 relay team earned Relay Team of the Week honors.
  • No. 5 Women's Track and Field Finishes First at Bates
    April 08, 2017
    On Saturday, the No. 5 ranked MIT women’s track and field team finished first out of four teams at a meet hosted by Bates College. The Engineers finished with 235 points to defeat RPI, Bates and Tufts University. MIT also sent senior Maryann Gong (Livermore, Calif.) to the Sam Howell Invitational in New Jersey on Friday, where she ran the No. 3 time in the country in the 10K.
  • Chen, Vahey Earn NEWMAC Weekly Track and Field Honors
    April 03, 2017
    Boston, Mass. (April 3) -- MIT junior hurdler Hannah Chen (Los Gatos, Calif.) and senior thrower Jackie Vahey (Winchester, Mass.) have both been honored as the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Athletes of the Week for their performances at the Trinity Invitational last week.
  • No. 4 Women's Track and Field Shines on Texas Spring Break Trip
    March 31, 2017
    At the Trinity Invitational and the Bobcat Invitational in Texas, the No. 4 ranked MIT women’s track and field team posted six top-10 national marks and one school record on the team’s spring break trip.
  • Outdoor Track and Field Opens Season at Bears Invitational
    March 25, 2017
    The MIT men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams opened the 2017 outdoor season on Saturday at the Bears Invitational, held at Bridgewater State University. The women’s team enters the year ranked No. 4 nationally, while the men are ranked No. 11.
  • Men's and Women's Track and Field Picked First in NEWMAC Preseason Coaches Polls
    March 21, 2017
    Boston, Mass. (March 21) -- The MIT men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams have each been chosen No. 1 in the 2017 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Preseason Coaches Polls, as voted by the league’s head coaches.
  • Gong Leads No. 4 Women's Team to Fifth-Place NCAA Finish
    March 11, 2017
    Led by a pair of All-American performances by senior Maryann Gong (Livermore, Calif.) on Saturday, the No. 4 ranked MIT women’s track and field team placed in a tie for fifth overall at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championship. The Engineers finished the two-day meet with a total of 26 points as the event was held at North Central College.
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