Sports Shorts

Track and Field repeat NEWMAC Sweep

The men’s and women’s track and field teams both defended their NEWMAC Championship titles last weekend at Springfield College. The men won their tenth straight title, and eleventh in twelve years, and the women won for the third time in the last four years.

The men’s team dominated the competition, finishing with 249 points, well ahead of second-place Springfield College (182.5 points). On the women’s side, MIT finished with 197.5 points, leading second-place Springfield by 30.5 points. Jacqueline M. Wentz ’10 broke the NEWMAC record in the 1500-meter with a time of 4:33.77, almost three seconds faster than the previous mark.

Both the men and women had twelve athletes finish with All-Conference honors.

Men’s tennis extends NEWMAC championship streak

The top-seeded Engineers won their 12th straight NEWMAC men’s tennis tournament championship this weekend, defeating second-seeded Wheaton College 5-0 in the championship match at Coast Guard Academy.

The Engineers (14-1) advanced to the finals after defeating fourth-seeded Babson College 5-0 in its semifinal match, In the semifinals MIT swept all three doubles matches to take a 3-0 lead. Brian K. Oldfield ’13 won at third singles 6-2, 6-1 and Matthew T. Skalak ’13 won 6-1, 6-1 to advance the Engineers to the finals.

MIT opened the championship match once again winning all three doubles matches. Kevin Pang ’11 and Skalak won 8-2 at No. 1 doubles, while Larry Pang ’13 and Tymor C. Hamamsy ’13 also finished with a score of 8-2 at No. 2 doubles. Andrew C. Cooper ’13 and Oldfield completed the sweep, winning 8-4 at No. 3 doubles. In singles action, Oldfield won at fourth singles 6-2, 6-0 and Hamamsy sealed the championship with a 6-1, 6-1 victory at No. 6 singles. The tournament closes out the season for the Engineers.