Indoor extends streak@ByName:By David Rothstein
By season's end, MIT's undefeated streak in dual and triangular meets stood at 56. The Engineers placed higher than ever before in the Greater Boston Championships and the NCAA Division III Championships in addition to running away with the Eastern Coast Athletic Conference Championships in early March.
The only great disappointment came in failing to win the New England Division III Championships, something that MIT had accomplished for four consecutive years prior to this season. But the Engineers were missing leading scorer Bill Singhose '90 and sprinters Mark Dunzo '91 and Karim Roshd '89, all of whom were out with injuries.
The week after the New England Championships, buoyed by the return of Singhose and Dunzo, MIT racked up 140 points to win the ECAC title convincingly.
The teams MIT faced in regular-season dual and tri-meets -- even Division I Holy Cross College and St. Lawrence University -- were overwhelmed by Tech's strength on almost all fronts. So the Engineers' success remained to be measured at the championship meets.
At the GBCs, MIT lost Singhose to a hamstring pull and missed fourth place by only half a point. Still, it was a strong finish -- paced by firsts by Dunzo (400 meters) and Scott Deering '89 (35-pound weight throw) -- against tough Division I schools like Harvard and Northeastern.
At the national championships in mid-March, the Engineers gained an individual crown in Deering's first place 35-pound weight throw. Singhose placed third in the pole vault, and the 1600-meter relay team of Kevin Scannell '92, Paul McKenzie '90, Dunzo and Douglas Cornwall '89 earned a sixth place. These six earned All-America honors for their performances.
MIT finished in a tie for sixth place at the nationals, its highest finish in the five-year history of the meet.
Copyright 1990 by The Tech. All rights reserved.
This story was originally published on Tuesday, February 6, 1990.
Volume 110, Year in Review
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