All-Americans Thomas, Stephens Lead MIT at NCAA Championship
Donning the Cardinal and Gray for the last time, Aline Thomas ’08 and Omari Stephens ’08 (also a Tech senior editor) accounted for all of MIT’s scoring at the pinnacle event in Division III track and field, the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Hosted at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh from May 22–24, the pair earned All-American accolades.
Thomas, who finished eighth in the second flight of the shot put with a throw of 42’0.75”, finished sixth in the hammer. She demolished her existing school record in the hammer by nearly three feet, as she finished second in the second flight with a mark of 170’5”.
Stephens led a great effort for MIT in the pole vault. While Gregory D. Tao ’10 earned valuable experience en route to his 10th-place finish on the leader board, Stephens cleared the same height in fewer attempts to earn eighth and a spot on the All-America team. Both competitors cleared 14’11.5”.
Emily Hwang ’09 finished 15th overall in the vault on the women’s side with a leap of 11’4.5”. Stephen A. Morton ’10 competed in the long jump, finishing 10th with a mark of 22’3”.