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MIT Teams Looking Forward To Post-Season Competition

Swimming, Fencing Send Competitors to Nationals

By Ming-Tai Huh
SPORTS EDITOR

Winter sports competition has ended for most teams, but several individuals are still striving for national recognition.

Women’s Swimming

Kirsten Alberi ’03 qualified in three events for the National Division III Championships at Emory University. She is seeded 21st in the 200-yard backstroke, 25th in the 100-yard backstroke, and 41st in the 500-yard freestyle. She will swim for MIT against the nation’s best D-III swimmers today and tomorrow.

Fencing

Caroline Purcell ’03 won the IFA title last weekend to prove herself capable of taking the NCAA Northeastern tournament this weekend. Assuming Purcell crushes her opponents, naturally, she will advance to the National Tournament at Stanford.

Men’s Indoor Track and Field

Christopher McGuire ’00 qualified for the 5000-meter race at the national division III tournament this weekend at Illinois Wesleyan University this weekend. Along with McGuire, Sean Montgomery ’01 will be racing in the 1500-meter race. The Engineers were also successful in qualifying the 4x400-meter relay, which consists of: Montgomery, Todd Rosenfeld ’01, Matt Lehman ’03, Yuval Mazor ’02.

Women’s Indoor Track and Field

Beside the men at IWU, the women’s team has four national qualifiers. Princess Imoukhuede ’02 will compete in the Weight Throw. Both Vanessa Li and Stephanie Norris are competing in the Pole Vault event. Alyssa Thorvaldsen will race in the 55-meter hurdles.