Track coasts by Holy Cross
THANKS, HAL.... -dr
By David Rothstein
The indoor track team scored a 75-52 victory over the College of the Holy Cross last Thursday at the Johnson Athletics Center. The Engineers swept the 55-meter high hurdles and the high jump, and got two firsts from senior
co-captain John-Paul Clarke and three from junior Kevin Scannell en route to the win.
Clarke dominated the 35-pound weight throw with a 55-foot, 51/2-inch toss, and won the shot put, at 44@#-111/2".
Scannell, meanwhile, racked up 16 points on the strength of first places in the long jump
(21@#-101/4"), triple jump (43@#-73/4") and 400 meters (51.56 seconds), as well as a third in the 200 (24.24).
Head coach Halston Taylor moved the team's other co-captain, senior Mark Dunzo, down from his customary spot in the 400 to the 55 and 200 races, matching him with Holy Cross' flighty senior, Maury Bonner. As expected, Bonner won both races, but Dunzo recorded good times for the second places, with a 6.65 finish to Bonner's 6.50 in the 55, and a 23.29 to Bonner's 22.88 in the 200. Dunzo also ran a leg on the winning (3:35.15) 1600-meter relay team.
Ed Cho '93 got an upset win
in the 55-meter hurdles, leading second-place finisher Matt Robinson '94 (8.42) and Dean Moon '92 (third, 8.46) in the sweep.
MIT also swept the high jump, with all three jumpers clearing 6@#-2". Garret Moose '91 took first with the fewest misses, followed by Tom Washington '92 and James Kirtley '94.
Moose also picked up seconds in the long jump (21@#-93/4") and triple jump (4-0@#-81/4"), as well as a third in the pole vault (12@#-6").
The 800 meters may have been the afternoon's most exciting race, although meet officials disqualified MIT's Jon Claman '93 for cutting off Holy Cross's Tim O'Brien as the runners entered the bell lap. Claman held the
lead for most of the race, with O'Brien maintaining close contact. O'Brien faded with 150 meters to go, perhaps distracted by Claman's interference, but Holy Cross' Joe Cusack pulled up on Claman and passed him with 10 meters to go.
Pete Ronco '92 broke nine minutes in the 3000 meters for the second race in a row, coming in second, in 8:59.78.
The varsity team has three weeks off from intercollegiate competition, but will meet the MIT alumni on Saturday, at 1:30.