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Gymnast Ellefson Sets Balance Beam Record

By Roger Crosley
Director of Sports Information

Gymnast Sonja Ellefson '01 set a school record on the balance beam in a recent meet with Northeastern University and the University of Bridgeport. Ellefson tallied a 9.35/10 to break the record held by Sheila Rocchio '97. Rocchio had earned a 9.30 in the 1994 Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships.


The wrestling team split six matches at the recent North-South Duals in Pennsylvania. Han Chou '98 won all four of his matches over the course of the weekend. Chou, who wrestles at 118 lbs., has been ranked as highly as sixth in New England Division III. Teammates Ivan Aguayo '00 at 126 lbs. and Matt Ziskin '98 at 167 lbs., are currently ranked fifth in New England Division III in their weight classes.


The women's basketball team's overtime 7166 victory against Brandeis University marked the first time since Feb. 20, 1987, that the team had defeated the Judges. MIT was led by a 23 point effort from Vicky Best '99. The success of the men's (94) and women's (94) basketball teams may be testimony to good defense. Each team is nationally ranked in Division III in defending against the field goal. The Engineer women are ranked sixth nationally, allowing only 31.9 percent of opponents shots to go in. The men have earned a 14th ranking, giving up a field goal percentage of only 38.3.

Individually on the men's side, Godfrey Inniss '98 is 14th in the country in Division III blocks per game with 2.5. Teammate Kareem Benjamin G is 18th nationally in field goal percentage, converting on 62.4 percent of his shots.


MIT boats once again dominated the Miami Crew Regatta recently as the Engineers completed a successful winter training trip to Florida. In five races against the University of Miami crews, MIT swept first and second place in every event. MIT took the featured Varsity Eight race, with the Heavyweights defeating the MIT Lightweights by 3.3 seconds, and Miami by 13 seconds.