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Men's Track Finishes at 6-1

By Bo Light

Staff Reporter

The men's track team took full advantage of the perfect weather last weekend to turn in its best performance of the season, beating Springfield College 96.566.5. he Engineers played extremely well despite being plagued by injuries and illnesses among the top runners. In the course of the meet, they set 25 personal bests and one freshman record and turned what was expected to be a close meet into a rout.

Thrower John Wallberg '96 was instrumental in breaking the meet open early when he set personal bests in all three throws, including a freshman record hammer throw of 167 feet, 6 inches, and took valuable points away from the Crimson in events it had hoped to sweep.

MIT also dominated the jumping events, taking 29.5 out of 36 points, including a sweep in the triple jump by Andy Ugarov '95, Elliot Hui '94, and Than Bogan '93. All three set personal bests by over a foot. In all, MIT swept four events: the triple jump, high hurdles (Matt Robinson '94, Ed Cho '93, Bo Light '96), 400-yard hurdles (Jay Chiang '94, Kevin Knoedler '94, Light), and the 5000-yard run (Jesse Darley `95, Chuck Curtis `95, Sameer Raheja `96), and only a third place tie kept Ugarov, James Kirtley '94, and Bogan from sweeping the high jump as well. MIT ended its regular season at 6--1 and travels to Williams tomorrow for the New England Division III Championships