Engineers score victories across the board
A great week for MIT basketball, track and field, swimming and diving, and squash
Women's Track and Field (No. 2) won 12 events, defeating Bates and Colby Sat. Jan 13 in a tri-meet at Bates College. The Engineers earned 106 points, Bates 53.5, and Colby 28.5. Marissa McPhillips ’20 won the mile with a time of 5:07.41, which was converted to 5:04.40 and is ranked fifth in the country. Jacqueline Ahrens ’21 cleared 11 feet, 11.75 inches pole vaulting, putting her at the No. 2 mark in the country.
Men's Track and Field (No. 8) defeated Bates and Colby Sat. Jan 13 in a tri-meet at Bates College. The Engineers won 100 points, Bates 62, Colby 19. William Ruschel ’18 won the triple jump with a jump of 46 feet, two inches, a distance which ranks him No. 15 in the nation.
Women's Swimming and Diving (No. 8, 4–2) was victorious over the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (3–5) 180 to 102 at a home meet Sat. Jan 13. MIT won 12 of the 16 events, and garnered the top three spots in four events. Four MIT divers had NCAA qualifying scores on the 1-meter board.
Men's Swimming and Diving (No. 4, 5–1) defeated the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (No. 22, 4–2) 189 to 103 at a home meet Sat. Jan 13. MIT won 12 of 16 events.
Women’s Basketball (10–5, 6–2 NEWMAC) topped WPI 66–55 in an overtime game in Cambridge Sat. Jan 13. Dolly Yuan ’19 scored a game-high 20 points. Last Thursday, the Engineers defeated Wheaton College at an away game 56 to 30.
Men’s Basketball (14–1, 4–0 NEWMAC) won 91 to 65 over Wheaton College during an away game Sat. Jan 13. Hamilton Forsythe ’21 scored 26 points and Bradley Jomard ’19 scored 22. Last Wednesday, MIT defeated Emerson College 83–69 in Cambridge. The team has won its last 11 games.
Men’s Squash (No. 22) had a 6–3 win over Wesleyan University in an away match on Fri. Jan. 12. MIT won 3–0 in five of the six sets. This was the Engineers’ 10th victory of the season, making it the fourth-straight season of double-digit wins.