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Polevaulter Nathan Ball Sets MIT Indoor Record

The MIT track and field team traveled across the river on Monday to take part in the Boston University Invitational. While the meet was non-scoring, MIT announced its presence with three first-place finishes against several Division I opponents. Most impressive was Nathan B. Ball G, who took first place in the pole vault with 16’6” and set a new MIT indoor school record.

Fuzellier makes NCAA cut

Senior Matthieu Fuzellier led MIT men’s swimming and diving to a strong performance in a final tune-up before the 2006 NEWMAC Championships. Fuzellier set a new pool record at Middlebury College en route to a first-place finish in the 100 back. Completing the circuit in 52.47, Fuzellier also snared an NCAA provisional cut with the win.

D’Auria named to ESPN team

Senior Michael W. D’Auria has been named First Team All-District in ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America regional voting and will move on to the national ballot, where he hopes to grab the basketball program’s first national honor since Craig Heffernan ’01 did as a senior. D’Auria has 1,386 points MIT career points, and recently passed Peter Jackson ’76 to take seventh on the Institute’s all-time scoring list.

—James Kramer, Director of Sports Information