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JV Track Defeats NAPS in First Meet

By Kevin Knoedler
Team Member

Two days after its first varsity meet of the year, the men's track team held its first junior varsity meet. At the April 6 meet, MIT went up against the Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS). MIT defeated NAPS 85-77. Several excellent performances helped to assure the win.

NAPS had many strong performers in individual events, but little depth. They could not compete against the excellent depth of the MIT team. In many events they had only one competitor who could place while MIT took all of the other places.

The hammer throw got the MIT team off to an excellent start. MIT swept this event 1-2-3. Taking first was Brad Bolivar '94 with a throw of 117'10". In second was Alan Cockern '95 with a throw of 103'1/2". In third was David Frohman '95 with a throw of 100' even.

MIT also swept the high jump. James Kirtley '94 took first with a leap of 6', while Nathaniel Bogan '93 at 5'10" took second. In the triple jump, Bogan took first with a jump of 41'6". Andy Ugarov '95, jumping 41'1/2", took second.

MIT also scored well in the running events. Moderate winds had little effect on MIT's long-distance runners. In the 3,000-meter steeplechase, Rob Casadonte '94 took second at 10:35.4, while Tarik Saleh '95 took third in 10:50.7.

Next in the 1,500 meters, David Brann '94 placed second in a time of 4:23.76, Dave Winter '93 placed third in 4:24.61, and Jesse Darley '95 placed fourth in 4:25.45. Against a headwind, Colin Page '95 won the 110 high hurdles in a time of 16.69. Placing third was Matt Robinson '94 with a time of 17.07.

Back in the field events, MIT was continuing its strong showing with Tom Musson '92 placing second with a throw of 143'5". Robinson took third with a throw of 131'7", while Frohman took fourth at 130'11". Rob Flemming '93 won the shotput with a toss of 41'3". Cockern placed second with a throw of 39'63/4" and Bolivar took fourth with a throw of 34'13/4". Ugarov was MIT's only placer in the long jump with a leap of 19'1". Cockern was MIT's only placer in the discus with a throw of 95'111/2".

On the track, Elliott Mason '94 took second in the 400-meter with a time of 52.58. Kevin Knoedler '94 took third in 52.86. Kirtley placed fourth and Craig Andera '94 took fifth. Dan Corcoran '94 took second in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.76 against a headwind. Brad Geilfuss '94 took third in 11.88 and Ed Patron '95 was fourth in 11.94.

Leading a one-two placing in the 800, Ethan Crain '95 won with a time of 2:02.64, followed by John Noland '95 at 2:02.77. In the grueling 400-meter intermediate hurdles, Chip Goetzinger '95 took second with a time of 59.89 and Steve Gomez '93 took third. Corcoran won the 200-meter dash in a time of 23.34 and Geilfuss placed fourth with a time of 23.65. David Moyle '94 was victorious with a 16:10.03 in the 5,000 meter. Karl Munkelwitz '95 took third with a time of 16:54.88.