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rack dominates over WPI adn RPI

By David Rothstein

Cold temperatures and rainy skies did not stop the men's track and field team from dominating Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in a triangular meet at WPI. The Engineers scored 111 points to WPI's 55 and RPI's 37.

Senior co-captain Scott Deering and junior Boniface Makatiani led the way with two first place finishes, and Bill Singhose '90 placed in five events to help MIT to its 59th consecutive dual or tri-meet win without a loss.

Deering was first in the hammer throw at 177'-7", and in the shot put as well, at 46'-81/4". Deering also placed third in the discus with a 122'-11" showing.

Makatiani earned two first-place spots in the dash events, winning the 100 meter in 11.3 seconds, and the 200 meter in 22.6, edging out teammate Mark Dunzo '91, who came in in second place, but was also timed at 22.6.

In the 400, Dunzo won a clear first place with a 49.57 run, 11/2 seconds faster than the second-place finisher.

Singhose won the pole vault at 13'-0", took second in the long jump at 22'-13/4" and placed third in the javelin with a 171'-10" toss. He also took fourths in the high jump (6'-2") and the triple jump (43'-91/2").

Sophomores Chris Masalsky and Eric Shank contributed to a strong MIT showing in the field events, with Masalsky winning the javelin (182'-1") and Shank taking the discus (136'-5"). Masalsky also took second in the hammer at 156'-8" and fourth in the shot at 41'-8".

In the running event, Mike Piepergerdes '92 took first in the 1,500 meters (4:03.21) and third in the 800 (1:59.88).

Sean Garrett G won the 110-meter high hurdles (15.75), followed by Kelly Davis '92 (15.93). Davis also won the triple jump at 45'-31/4".

Other second-place MIT finishers were Garrett Moose '91 (pole vault, 13'-0") and Joe Kowalski (800, 1:59.24).

The Engineers won both the 400-meter relay, in 43.97, and the 1,600-meter relay, in 3:29.42.

MIT travels to an invitational meet at Holy Cross College tomorrow.