Robinson, Ugarov Double WinnersBy Roger Crosley
Sports Information Director
A pair of double winners led the men's outdoor track team to a season opening victory over Bates and Bowdoin Colleges. Matt Robinson '94 placed first in the pole vault at 14 feet, 0 inches and in the 100-meter high hurdles with a time of 16.68 seconds, while Andy Ugarov '95 won the high jump by clearing 6 feet, 6 inches and the triple jump at 43-2 1/4.
Opening weekend also proved to be a good one for the MIT crew teams. The varsity heavyweights defeated Columbia University on the Harlem River by four lengths, while the first freshmen beat the Lions by three-quarters of a length. The lightweight men defeated College of the Holy Cross on the Charles River with the varsity winning by 1.1 seconds, the second varsity by 1.2 seconds, and the first freshmen by 6.9 seconds. In women's racing on the Charles, only the first novice boat was able to take a race in the regatta against Tufts University, Amherst College, and Boston College. The novices won their race by over four lengths.
The men's lacrosse team has rolled to a 2-0 start this season with wins over Babson and Assumption Colleges. In the Assumption victory, Rob Silva '93 threw in four goals and added four assists, while Tom Nowak '94 and Stephan Feldgoise G tallied three goals and three assists each. The three players are currently the top scorers in the 10-team Pilgrim Lacrosse League.
Connie Morton '96 crewed for Rick Hansen '93 to win her first sailboat race in intercollegiate competition last weekend. Morton and Hansen finished second in the A Division of last weekend's Northern Series held at MIT, while Paula Lewin '93 and Gina Middaugh '93 finished eighth in the Boston Dinghy Cup Competition held Sunday at Harvard. The MIT women's sailors finished fifth in the Duplin Trophy regatta, despite the fact that Lewin and Middaugh sailed with the co-ed varsity.