Men's Track Sends 3 to NCCA ContestBy Roger Crosley
Sports Information Director
The men's track team sent three athletes to the NCAA Division III national championship at Carleton (MN) College over Memorial Day weekend. Ethan Crain '95, John Wallberg '96, and Matt Sandholm '96, represented MIT.
At the All-New England Championship, Crain turned in an MIT record breaking performance in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:08.4 to place second in the event to a runner from Yale. Crain will compete in both the steeplechase and the 1500-meter race at the national championship.
Wallberg placed fifth in the hammer throw and sixth in the discus at the New Englands. He competed in both events at the NCAAs. Sandholm, who was seventh in both the 100- and 200-meter races last weekend, competed in the sprints.
Andy Ugarov '95 was MIT's other scorer in the All-New Englands. Ugarov placed fifth in the triple jump with a leap of 44 feet, 10-3/4 inches. He was also seventh in the high jump at 6 feet, 5 inches.
Women's Track and Field
Kristin Ratliff '95 closed her MIT career in style with a second place finish in the discus at the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Championship. Ratliff threw the discus over 127 feet.
Three members of the Pilgrim Lacrosse League champion MIT squad were participants in the New England East-West Collegiate All-Star game held at MIT. Defenseman Chris Berg '95, goalie Mike Kwon '95, and midfielder Abe Udobot '95, represented the Institute.