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.
The MIT Sport Taekwondo Team ended a fantastic season on a high note at Brown University, bringing home a second place trophy in Division I of the Eastern Collegiate Taekwondo Conference on Sunday, November 19.
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.
The winningest pitcher in Engineers history grew up a Mariners fan and will now pitch in the organization.
Men’s football (2-1) defeated Endicott College 31-26 this past Saturday.
Samarth Mohan ’16, recalls playing ‘gully cricket’ – a popular form of ad hoc cricket played in streets – growing up in India. In the narrow streets of New Delhi, Samarth managed to learn the basics of cricket as a sport but was never a part of an organized club team. He could have hardly imagined then that one day, he would go on to score a century for the MIT Cricket Club.
Austin Filiere '18, a business analytics major, was drafted in the eighth round of the 2017 MLB Draft.
Over the past school year, the MIT intramural executive officers have been making several changes to the IM sport experience. Most recently, the community has seen additional sports such as cricket and the e-sport League of Legends and the introduction of players of the month. Perhaps the biggest of the overhauls is the addition of the Beaver Cup, a points system through which FSILGs, graduate departments, and clubs can score points for participating and winning in different leagues.
Men's Baseball (21-14-1) made their fourth appearance in five years at the NEWMAC Championship but fell in back-to-back games to Babson College. Three were named to the 2017 Academic All-America Division III Baseball Team, including Austin Filiere '18, who extended his on-base streak to 64 games, a NEWMAC record.
The MIT Shotokan Karate club hosted its first Shotokan cup with the Harvard Shotokan Karate club this past weekend on Saturday Apr. 22, 2017. Participants came from MIT, Harvard, BU, Tufts, UMass Dartmouth, Cornell, UConn, and the University of Toronto. With consistently strong performance across many of the divisions, the MIT Shotokan Karate club was able to secure a win.
Men’s Baseball (17-10-1) went 4-1 last week defeating Emerson College, Roger Williams University and two of three games against Wheaton College
The Women’s Club Water Polo Team’s Championship Tournament was held this past weekend at the Zesiger Center. The MIT team beat their crosstown rival Wellesley College to win the championship.
Assisted by a strong senior class, the Engineers finished fifth overall in the nation. Last season stands as the most successful in program history.
In the final segment of ‘Coach focus’, softball head coach Jen Williams talks about efforts made by her coaching staff to build team culture, challenges faced by coaches at MIT, and how to evaluate success in a process-driven program.