MIT athletes finishing semester by smashing records and placing top in nation
Men's and women's indoor track and field sent five students to compete in the Boston University Season Opener Dec. 2. Marissa McPhillips ’20 finished the 3,000 meter with a number two time in the country with a time of 9:51.25. Katie Bacher ’20 finished with a time of 10:09.18 making her the fifth fastest in the country in the 3K. Josh Rosenkranz ’19 and David Walter ’18 both competed in the 5,000 meter and finished with times putting them in the top 10 nationally.
Women’s fencing (7–5) defeated the University of the Incarnate Word (25–2). Suffered losses to Yale (21–6), St. John’s University (19–8), Cornell University (17–10), and University of North Carolina (17–10) at the Brandeis University Invitational, Sunday Dec. 3.
Men’s fencing (6–4) defeated University of Incarnate Word (17–10) and Cornell University (20–7) at the Brandeis University Invitational, Sunday Dec. 3. The team suffered losses to Yale (18–9), St. John’s University (23–4) and , University of North Carolina (17–10).
Women’s swimming and diving came in second of seven at the 2017 MIT Winter Invitational this past weekend. Jessica Chen ’18 broke the program record for the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:19.62 during the morning preliminaries and then later beat her new record with a first place finish and time of 2:18.17 during the meet. Kailey Allen ’21 broke the program and NEWMAC record for 200 butterfly with a time of 2:01.31 which she later beat during the finals at 2:00.66.
Men’s swimming and diving took first place out of six at the 2017 MIT Winter Invitational this past weekend. The team broke four pool records in the 100-fly (Bouke Edskes ’20; 48.53), 200-medley relay (Edskes, Brandon McKenzie ’19, Sam Ubellacker ’20, and Joshua Tomazin ’18; 1:29.46), 400-free relay (Tomazin, David Morejon ’20, Douglas Kogut ’18, and Jeremy Bogle ’18; 2:59.56), and the 800-free relay (Kogut, Morejon, Edskes, and Emilio Sison ’20; 6:38.79). The 800-relay time also broke school and NEWMAC records.
Men’s basketball (6–1) defeated Lasell College (64–49) at an away game this past Saturday. Ian Hinkley ’21 was the game’s top scorer from the starting line up with 14 points. Cameron Korb ’19 scored 14 points off the bench.
Women’s basketball (3–2, 2–0 NEWMAC) beat Mount Holyoke College (63–24) at an away game Saturday, Dec. 2. Emma Kelley ’21 scored 11 points and had eight rebounds, Kristen Ngan ’19 scored seven points, and made five steals and two blocks.