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Track and Field dominates Springfield Invite

The MIT Men’s and Women’s Track and Field teams competed at the Springfield Invitational on Saturday.

The fifth-ranked women’s team finished in first place by a wide margin, with 163 points to runner-up Tufts’ 89. The Engineers won eight, and finished in the top five in 16, out of the 18 events. Each first-place finish earns ten points the team, and second through sixth places earn eight, six, four, two, and one point, respectively. Portia M. Jones ’12 won three events; 60-meter hurdles, 200-meters, and the 4x200 relay — and set a national record in the hurdles with a time of 8.82 seconds.

The tenth-ranked men’s team also finished first, scoring 176 points and also winning eight events. In the 600-meter run, the Engineers swept the first four places, with Patrick K.Marx ’13, Samuel G. Parker ’15, David H. Way ’13, and Brian M. Gager ’14 earning 28 of MIT’s points in the event.

MIT will participate two events next weekend: the Terrier Classic at Boston University, and the first Coed Invitational of the season at home.

—David Zhu, Sports Staff