Jan. 26, 2008
BOSTON, Mass. - It was a brief road trip, but MIT's first to BU's highly-competitive Terrier Classic. With an emphasis on individual performance against a stacked field that included schools from all NCAA levels as well as select club athletes, the Engineers didn't disappoint as they set numerous personal bests.
For the second consecutive week, middle distance standout Andrea Bradshaw stole the spotlight. The junior broke her own MIT record in the event set just last week, as she finished 22nd overall with a time of 2:22.03.
Sophomore Amy Magnuson, who nearly looked unbeatable in last week's meet, settled for third overall in the 55-meter hurdles while lowering her provisional qualifying mark for the NCAA Division III Championships. Magnuson split 8.46 in trials and the final, finishing just back of Janei Braithwaite (Seton Hall) and Bryanna Johnson (Rutgers).
The women turned out a handful of personal bests in the 5000m, with new individual records authored by Hana Adaniya, Lauren McCarthy and Anna Holt-Gosselin. Adaniya split 18:10.69 to break into the top-five on the MIT all-time performance list at that distance.
Junior Emily Hwang finished ninth overall in the pole vault after a clear of 10'6".
MIT capped the meet with additional notable performances, including: Margaret Leibovic (27.48) in the 200-meter dash, Adrienne Bolger (3:12.03) in the 1000m, Leanne Veldhuis in the 500m (1:21.73) and Jacqui Wentz (5:19.40) in the mile.