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Feldman Shatters Freshman 5,000m Record By 16 Seconds

By Roger Crosley
Director of Sports Information

In a recent Quad Cup indoor track meet, Dan Feldman '02 shattered the MIT freshman record in the 5,000 meter race by more than 16 seconds. Feldman ran a 14:54.21 to break the mark set by teammate Chris McGuire '00 during the 1997 season.

Women's Basketball

Vicky Best '99 scored 14 points in a recent game against Elms College to become the leading women's basketball career point scorer in MIT history. Best hit a three pointer on her final shot of the game to lift her career total to 1,199 points. Best eclipsed the mark of Mary Casserberg '94 by one point. In the same game forward Katie Spayde '99 scored a single game career high 24 points.

Women's Gymnastics

Sonja Ellefson '01 started the gymnastic season with a bang. Ellefson won the all-around competition in meets against Division II Southern Connecticut and Division I Yale. She won the beam in a recent meet against Southern Connecticut. Ellefson also won both vault and bars events, scoring a personal best 9.4 against Yale University and the University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire.

Men's Basketball

For the second consecutive week, Zach Inman '01 was named the New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference Co-Player of the Week for basketball. Inman received the honor after averaging 25.7 points and 11.3 rebounds in three games. In a victory over Emerson College, Inman scored a career high 31 points and grabbed 17 rebounds. He was also named to the Eastern College Athletic Conference New England Division III Weekly Honor Roll.


The heavyweight crew teams swept the University of Miami at the Miami Invitational Regatta during the team's recent training trip to Florida. In the varsity eight race the Engineers set a new course record with at time of 2:34.7, defeating the MIT lightweights by 2.7 seconds and Miami's heavyweights by 15.5 seconds.