Magnuson, Morton, Stephens Achieve All-American Status at DIII Nationals

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Stephen A. Morton ’10 splashes into the sand during his final attempt in the trials of the triple jump at the NCAA Division III indoor track and field national championships. The MIT track and field teams sent three athletes to compete in four events at nationals. Morton placed 8th in the long jump but did not place in the triple jump, Amy R. Magnuson ’10 placed 2nd in the 55-meter hurdles, and Omari S. Stephens ’08 placed 8th in the pole vault.
Omari Stephens—The Tech

The men’s and women’s track and field teams sent three athletes to the 2008 NCAA Division III Track and Field Indoor Championships last weekend at Ohio Northern University. All three athletes performed exceptionally, representing MIT well by each earning All-America accolades.

Amy R. Magnuson ’10 finished second in the 55-meter hurdles to put the finishing touch on her impressive indoor season. After running 8.19 seconds in the preliminaries, Magnuson beat her own MIT record in the finals with a time of 8.01 seconds. Despite being faster than the previous four NCAA champions, it wasn’t enough to beat Frostburg State Universities’s Sumer Rohrs (7.96 seconds).

Stephen A. Morton ’10 earned All-American honors for his eight place finish in the long jump, reaching a distance of 22’9.75”. In his other event, Morton failed to place in the triple jump.

Omari S. Stephens ’08, also a Tech photographer, earned All-American honors as well, clearing 15’9.75” on his way to eighth place in the pole vault.