Jan. 25, 2005
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The women's track team split the field at Saturday's tri-meet at Johnson Athletic Center, losing to perennial Division III powerhouse Williams College, but defeated R.P.I. The Ephs posted a final score of 316.5 while MIT and RPI finished with 150 and 90.5 points, respectively. Originally scheduled as a quad meet, Westfield State chose not to come east due to the weather.
Tech had a pair of individual winners with Christine Fanchiang, the squad's top scorer this season, topping the pole vault field with a 9'7" clearance. Co-captain Julia Espel won the mile in 5:17.08, the fourth fastest time ever by a MIT runner. Espel returned to take fourth in the 5000 in 19:01.49, making her the Institute's No. 3 performer in that event.
Co-captain Meri Silberstein recorded a pair of personal best performances while scoring in the 200 meters (seventh place, 28.25) and long jump (third place, 16'0"). Leanne Veldhuis garnered points with personal bests in the 55 hurdles (fourth place, 9.58) and long jump (fifth place, 15'1 1/2").
The MIT returns to on Saturday, Jan. 29, at 12:00 p.m. when it hosts six teams in the TechTrack Indoor Classic.