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Women’s Track Squad Takes 18th in Div. III

By Adeline Kuo

STAFF WRITER

This past Saturday, the MIT women traveled to Springfield College with a limited squad to compete at the New England Division III Championships. Plagued by illness and injuries, MIT managed to score only 13 points by three individuals for an 18th place finish, one of the worst finishes in MIT Women’s Track history.

Tweedie leads team in scoring

Catherine A. Tweedie ’04 was the team’s big scorer of the day, contributing seven points with her second place tie in the pole vault. Tweedie cleared a height of 11'0.25" to tie the varsity record and improve her NCAA provisional qualifying mark.

Rookie star Julia C. Espel ’05 again set a personal, varsity, and rookie record in the event with her fifth place finish in the 3000m steeple chase with a time of 11:37.93. Sarah K. Perlmutter ’02 finished just out of the scoring in tenth place with a huge personal best time of 12:04.91, just under five seconds short of the NCAA provisional qualifying mark.

In the throwing cage, Princess Imoukhuede ’02 did not have her best day, but nevertheless placed seventh in the shot put to pick up two more points for MIT.

This Friday and Saturday, the MIT women who qualified will travel to Northeastern University for the All New England Championships.