Women's Track Finishes Dual Slate with Pair of Wins
Feb. 2, 2008
BOWDOIN, Maine - MIT women's track and field showcased just enough depth to pass its last dual test of the indoor season. Although host Bowdoin scored a meet-best seven wins, the Engineers totaled 206 points to knock off the Polar Bears (188) as well as Colby (168).
Saturday's meet was pretty even up top, with MIT and Colby each finishing first in six events. The Engineers separated from the field by landing multiple place-winners in nearly every event.
Amy Magnuson and Andrea Bradshaw continued their dominance in the dual setting by nearly setting Institute records en route to their wins on the track. Magnuson, who also won the triple jump in addition to a second-place finish in the long jump, broke the tape of the 55-meter hurdles in 8.40. Magnuson set the school record at the end of last season with a time of 8.37.
Bradshaw, who set the school record in the 800m two weeks ago and then lowered the mark last week, came close to setting another MIT standard. Running away from the field with relative ease, Bradshaw won the 600-meter run with a time of 1:40.96, falling just short of Andrea Bradshaw's record performance from last season (1:40.89).
In addition to Magnuson and Bradshaw, Margaret Leibovic and Emily Hwang also picked up individual victories. Leibovic topped the field in the 55-meter dash with a clip of 7.63 while Hwang cleared 10'6" for a clean win in the pole vault. Leibovic also finished third in the 200m, with Leanne Veldhuis leading a 2-3-4 finish for MIT in the event. For Veldhuis, it was her second runner-up finish on the day as she also took second in the 400m.
MIT also boasted second-place finishes by Aline Thomas in the weight throw, Adrienne Bolger in the 800m and Jacqui Wentz in the mile. Wentz split 5:15.02 to top last-week's season-best time in the event by four seconds.