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Men's swimming places seventh

Men swim to seventh

The men's swim team finished an impressive seventh overall at the New England Division III Championships (see box). Jim Bandy '93 inscribed his name liberally in the MIT record book as he broke records in the 200, 500, and 1650 free and as part of the 800 free relay (along with Max Ochoa '90, Robert Rockwell '93, and Andrew Knoedler '91). All of these times qualified them for nationals. Bandy's 1650 time broke the existing MIT record by over 40 seconds.

Near misses were turned in by the 400 free relay team (Brian Meade '93, Knoedler, Bandy, and Rockwell), which missed nationals by 0.67 seconds. Rockwell missed nationals in the 400 individual medley by just a 10th of a second. Overall, the team could have finished as high as third (they were in third at one point), as third through seventh positions see-sawed through the entire meet.

Women splash to ninth

The women's swim team finished ninth overall in last week's New England Division III Championships. Yvonne Grierson '90 once again led the team, defending her titles in the 50 and 100 yard butterfly and finishing third overall. Her achievements helped her earn a share of the Kay Froemmer Award for the most points accumulated in a four-year career. She was also part of the 200 and 400 free and medley relay teams, all of which qualified for nationals. Overall, eight MIT records were broken at the meet.

Fahey dunks record book

Maureen Fahey '90 finished her final season on the women's basketball team as MIT's all-time leading scorer (1,117 points) and rebounder (866). She was also named to the GTE College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District team and New England Women's 8 player of the year. Her efforts led the team to a .500 record for the first time in many years.

Men's cagers also lauded

David DellaGrotte '90 and Trae Shattuck '90 were also named to the GTE College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District team for their efforts on the men's basketball team this season. Shattuck became the 13th Engineer player to score 1000 points, finishing 10th overall with 1119, and was recently named to the All-Tournament Team at the third Coca-Cola Eastern Invitational Tournament.

Singhose shines in IC4As

Senior Bill Singhose placed fourth in the pole vault competition at last weekend's IC4A Track and Field Championships at Harvard's Gordon Track. His personal best mark of 15 feet, 101/2 inches earned MIT's only points in the meet, which featured some of the best track and field teams from the East Coast to Indiana. George Mason University ran away with the team title, while MIT finished in a four-way tie for 32nd place.

Grapplers place strongly

A short-handed wrestling team finished seventh overall at the New England Division III Championships, with six of the seven members earning trophies. Captain Neal Tamura '90 at 134 lbs. and Matt Long '91 at 142 won their weight classes and competed in nationals. Joshua Ertischek '91 finished third in the heavyweight division, while Alex Franz '90 came in at fourth at 190. Both John Sell '91 at 177 and Andrew Cassidy '92 at 150 finished sixth.

Fencers thrust to third

Both the men's and women's fencing teams finished third in the New England Championships. Alice Chang '90 won top honors for the women, while sophomore Ed Lee's victory in the sabre paced the men. The women's team has qualified for nationals.

Compiled by Shawn Mastrian->

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