April 5, 2008
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT women's track and field scored 180 points behind 12 individual victories and finished at the top of the team standings in the annual battle for the Engineers Cup. RPI finished in second with 145.5 points and WPI took third after totaling 42.5.
Aline Thomas threw 149'2" to secure a narrow win in the hammer while she also finished first in the shot put. MIT dominated in the field all afternoon with rookie Hazel Briner copping her first collegiate win with a first-place effort in the javelin. Sophomore Amy Magnuson made her first appearance of the spring and swept both horizontal jumps including a winning leap of 35'7.25" in the triple jump, while Emily Hwang and Karin Fisher finished 1-2 in the pole vault.
MIT maintained its superiority on the track, highlighted by a strong 1-2-3 sweep in the 800-meter run. Andrea Bradshaw earned the win with a time of 2:19.22, although Adrienne Bolger set a personal record in 2:19.57 and Jacqui Wentz closed in third with a split of 2:20.31.
Both Bolger and Wentz would get another chance at an event victory and each made good on the opportunity as Bolger cruised to a win in the 1500m and Wentz looked equally smooth in winning the 3000-meter steeplechase.
Lauren McCarthy out-dueled teammate Jennifer Doyle to win the 5000m as McCarthy crossed the line in 18:28.58. MIT snared two other victories on the afternoon as Margaret Leibovic finished first in the 100-meter dash and Leanne Veldhuis orchestrated a three-second victory in the 400-meter hurdles.