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Track Team in All New England Meet

By Lila French

TEAM ALUMNA

Last Friday and Saturday, the MIT women’s track team competed in the All New England Championship meet at Tufts University. The team scored 10 points, placing them in a tie for 20th place out of 31 schools from Divisions I, II, and III.

In the weight throw, Princess Imoukhuede ’02 continued her string of outstanding performances by placing 2nd with a throw of 55’6 1/2”. She is currently ranked third in NCAA Division III Nationals in this event.

In the shot put, Imoukhuede threw a respectable 40’7”. She will have one more opportunity next week to improve her personal best of 41’5 3/4” the 7 inches necessary to qualify for Nationals.

In the pole vault, Vanessa Li ’02 placed seventh with a jump of 10’6 1/2”. She is currently ranked 9th nationally.

On the track, two varsity records fell. Martha W. Buckley ’04 blazed through the mile in 5:18.72. The 4x800 team, made up of Chi-An Wang ’01, Kimberly J. Seluga ’02, Melanie L. Harris ’01, and Buckley, ran a time of 10:04.49 to just nick the varsity record.

Freshman multi-event athlete Nydia M. Clayton ’04 ran an excellent 8.59 in the 55m high hurdles. She is currently ranked 13th nationally.

This weekend the team will compete in the ECAC Championships at Boston University.