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Dunzo blazes to MIT 200 m record

By David Rothstein

Indoor track team co-captain Mark Dunzo '91 was one of the few bright spots for MIT at last weekend's Greater Boston Championships at Harvard University. Dunzo set a school record in winning the 200 meters in 22.17 seconds, and placed second in the 400, in 49.05.

Dunzo bettered a 22.23 school record in the 200, set last year by standout sprinter Boniface Makatiani '90. The 49.05 mark was Dunzo's personal best, and the third best indoor performance ever by an MIT runner.

The team's other co-captain, John-Paul Clarke '91, picked up second place in the 35-pound weight throw (57@#-5") and third in the shot put (45@#-9").

In other events: Matt Robinson '94 tied for second in the pole vault (14@#-0"), and James Kirtley '94 was third in the high jump (6@#-3").

MIT beat out all other Division III schools at the meet, with 231/2 points, while Division I Northeastern University scored 1041/2 points for a solid, overall win.

The Engineers had more than their share of bad luck in January, losing three top performers to injury. Leading scorer Kevin Scannell '91 (long and triple jumps, 200, 400) and Steve Cooke '91 (long jump, 400) both suffered strained hamstrings.

Garret Moose '91 (high, long and triple jumps, pole vault, 400) suffered a serious head injury in a freakish pole vaulting accident during practice. Moose is certain not to return to competition this season and, in fact, may be forced to miss the academic term while he recovers.

MIT travels to Bowdoin College on Saturday.