Track Retains Cup TitleBy Roger Crosley
Sports Information Director
The men's outdoor track and field team retained the Engineers' Cup following a recent victory over Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Double winners for MIT were John Wallberg '96 in the hammer and the discus, and Andrew Ugarov '95 in the triple jump (43' 3/4") and high jump. Wallberg set personal bests in both events with a hammer throw of 172' 1" and 139' 11" in the discus). He also finished second in the shot put (41' 1/2") while Ugarov was third in the long jump (20' 1-1/2").
The MIT women's crew rowed to victory over Boston College, Amherst and Tufts recently. The Engineers defeated second place Boston College by over a length.
The softball team is off to a perfect start in New England Women's 8 play. The Engineers have swept doubleheaders from Smith College and Babson College on their way to a 5-1 record. Coleen Kaiser '94 has pitched all the team's games and leads the NEW8 in strikeouts with 17 and wins with four. Three MIT players are in the league's top 10 hitters with Christine Jones '95, Dionne Chapman '94, and Isela Villanueva '97 all hitting .500 or better in conference play.
Lacrosse player John Hoctor '96 has been named the Pilgrim Lacrosse League Player of the Week. Hoctor, an attackman, scored six goals in the Engineers' defeat of Curry College, and added three goals against Wheaton College including the game winner in an 8-7 double overtime victory. The Engineers lead the conference with a 3-0 record.