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Track team third in Boston

By David Rothstein

The track and field team placed third at Sunday's Greater Boston Championships, scoring 65 points behind double winners Bill Singhose '90 and Boniface Makatiani '90. The showing was MIT's best-ever at this competition, held at Northeastern's Solomon Track in Dedham.

Singhose placed first in the pole vault, with an outdoor school record mark of 15 feet, 7 inches, and ran to an easy 55.0-second win in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles. He also placed second in the long jump, with a 22'-8" leap.

Makatiani, meanwhile, upset Northeastern University's Bruno Joline to win the 200 meters by 0.01 seconds in 22.54, and won the 400 meters in 48.3.

Other MIT scorers included sophomore Kelly Davis, who took seconds in the triple jump (46'-81/2") and the 110-meter high hurdles (15.80), Mark Dunzo '91, third in the 400 meters (49.25), and John-Paul Clarke, third in the shot put (44'-81/2").

Dunzo also ran both relays, joining Singhose, Kevin Scannell '92 and Makatiani for a second-place finish in the 400-meter relay (42.52) and Steve Cooke '91, Scannell and Makatiani for a win in the 1600-meter relay.

Northeastern University won the championships, scoring 99 points, with Harvard second (80), MIT third, Boston College fourth (35), and Boston University fifth (17).

MIT heads to Worcester Polytechnic Institute next weekend to defend its title in the New England Division III Championships.