Fencing Ties for 20th; Swimmer Achtem Succeeds at NCAAsBy Roger Crosley
Sports Information Director
Fencer Keith Lichten '95 emerged from the recently completed National Collegiate Athletic Association Championships with a second place finish in the epee competition and All-America honors.
Lichten led the Engineers to a tie for 20th nationally at the competition held at the University of Notre Dame.
Ted Achtem '95 brought home All-America Honorable Mention status from the NCAA Division III Swimming Championships held at Miami University of Ohio.
Achtem placed 12th in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1 minute, 54.54 seconds. Achtem also finished 19th in the 400-yard individual medley. His time in the medley was 4:11.14.
The women's outdoor track team turned in strong performances in the Bridgewater State Invitational which kicked off their 1995 season.
Jen Boyle '96 won the shot put with a heave of 34 feet, 11 inches. Janis Eisenberg '98 was the meet champion in the 3,000 meters with at time of 10:44.4, and MIT won the 1600-meter relay with at time of 5:24.1.
Last week's Spring Break scattered the MIT spring sports teams to warmer climates.
Men's lacrosse spent the week in San Diego, while the women's team went to Tampa. Baseball called Miami home base, while golf shot on courses in the Los Angeles area. The men's outdoor track team spent time in both San Francisco and Los Angeles locales.
The wrestling team was recently named co-champion of the Pilgrim Wrestling League. The Engineers shared the top spot with Roger Williams University.
Drew Rideout '95 (126 lbs.), Chandler Harben '95 (190 lbs.), and Matt Ziskin '98 (167 lbs.) were each named to the League All-Star Team. Mark Graham '95 (118 lbs) was an honorable mention. Additionally, Aaron Reichl '97 was named one of four league Scholar-Athlete Award winners.