Jan. 30, 2006
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The women's track team placed third of five teams and won four of 18 events on Saturday at Bowdoin College. Tufts University came away victorious with a score of 176. Following behind was Bowdoin (172.50), MIT (111), Colby (98.50) and Gordon (22). The Engineers were winners of four individual events. Junior Christine Fanchiang was most impressive for MIT, winning both the 55 meter hurdles and the pole vault.
Sophomore Leanne Veldhuis picked up MIT's first victory of the day. She outpaced the crowd in the 400 meter run with a time of 1:01.40. Freshman standout Elizabeth Finn finished first in the 5000 meter run. She completed the race in 42:00.00.
Christine Fanchiang was MIT's top performer on Saturday. She won the 55 meter hurdles with a time of 9.46. Fanchiang also dominated competition in the pole vault with a mark of 3.22 meters.
Also with a noteworthy performance for the Engineers was freshman Adrienne Bolger, who established a new school record in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:24.27. The previous record was set by junior Andrea Staid in 2004. Bolger's record-setting time was good for sixth place in the 800 meter run.
The women are back in action on Saturday, February 4 in Medford, Mass, where they will compete against Tufts University.