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Women’s track and field ranked 12th in the nation

In the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) poll that was released on Wednesday afternoon, the MIT women’s track and field team remained ranked 12th in the nation. Since the Jan. 23 ranking, the Engineers have moved up two places from 14th.

At the Tufts Stampede over the weekend, MIT finished in second place out of 24 teams with 155 points, just 11 points behind host Tufts who came first. The Engineers’ best showing was in the 3000 meters, where they swept the top six spots. Sarah K. Quinn ’16 finished first with a time of 9:56.01, smashing both the MIT freshman and varsity records. Isabella R. Stuopis ’16 set yet another freshman record, this one an improvement on her own weight throw record from the previous weekend at Boston University, moving the new mark to 45-1.

This weekend, the Engineers will split up and attend three different meets. Some athletes will return to Tufts, others will be competing at Boston University and another small group will remain at home for the second MIT Coed Invite of the season.

—Charlotte Brackett

Freshman named NEWMAC swimmer of the week

After his performance at the Wheaton Invite over the weekend, Dion W. Low ’16 was named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men’s swimmer of the week. He wrapped up the two-day meet with a second and a third place finish.

Low started off the weekend by coming in second place in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 52.92. Later on, he came third in the 100-yard backstroke in 53.56.

MIT will have a week off from competition and will return for the NEWMAC championship, which will take place in the Zesiger Center pool from Feb. 14 to 17.

—Charlotte Brackett