MIT Captures Men's NEWMAC Title

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. - Massachusetts Institute of Technology captured both the men's and women's team titles at the 2012 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Track and Field Championships, hosted by Smith College on Saturday.  Six NEWMAC records were broken during the competition.

On the men's side, MIT totalled 267 points for their 13th title in 14 years and 12th in a row.  WPI was the runner up with 179 points, while Springfield was third with 147.  Wheaton (82), Coast Guard (81) and Babson (12) rounded out the competition.

For the women, the Engineers finished with 208 points for their fourth straight title and fifth in the last six years.  Wheaton (Mass.) piled up 144 points to finish second, followed by Springfield in third with 107, and WPI fourth with 91.5.  Hosts Smith came in fifth with 82.5, followed by Wellesley (56), Coast Guard (42), Babson (27), and Mount Holyoke (22).

A new men's NEWMAC record was set in the steeplechase, by Springfield's Zach Pietras, who finished in 9:17.15, breaking the seven year old mark of 9:20.00.

Five new marks were set on the women's side, including a new 4x100 meter relay mark of 47.84 set by MIT's Jacqueline Brew, Martha Gross, Jamie Simmons, and Portia Jones, breaking a mark last set in 2010. 

Wheaton's quartet of Amanda Claflin, Ashante Little, Lauren Cardarelli, and Meredith Scannell set a new 4x400 meter mark in 3:53.17, breaking a three year old record.  Wheaton's Didi Jusme broke her own record in the 100 meter hurdles, with a time of 14.16,

Two records were also broken in the field events - MIT's Tilly Taylor broke a nine year old record in the javelin with a throw of 41.20 meters, while Mount Holyoke's Mirian Larson-Koester bested a 13 year old record in the discus with a toss of 40.38 meters.

The following finished first and second in each event and received first and second team All-NEWMAC honors.

For complete results, click here.

Men’s 1500 meter run
1 – Kyle Hannon (MIT) – 3:55.74
2—Benjamin Mattocks (MIT) 3:56.31

Men’s 10,000 meter run
1 – Anthony Salvucci (Springfield) - 31:26.52
2 – Kevin O’Brien (Coast Guard) – 32:17.98

Men’s 110 meter hurdles
1 – Timothy Forrest (WPI) – 15.33
2 – Jay Giambarresi (WPI) –15.75

Men’s 3,000 meter Steeplechase
1 – Zach Pietras (Springfield) – 9:17.15 (NEWMAC Record)
2 – Stephen Serene (MIT) – 9:23.14

Men’s 4x100 meter relay
1 – Wheaton (Olagundoye Olufunsho, Mark Williamson, Miles Ketchum, Ben Miklovich) – 42.13
2 – MIT (Michael DuPlessis, Tyler Singer-Clark, Nicholas Diamantoni, Sheldon Trotman) – 42.59

Men’s High Jump
1-    Sheldon Trotman (MIT) – 1.96m
2-    Jameel Galloway (WPI) – 1.91m

Men’s Long Jump
1 – Wesley DeChristofaro (WPI) – 6.72 (Wind: 0.3)
2 – Sheldon Trotman (MIT) – 6.63 (Wind: 2.0)

Men’s Hammer Throw
1 – Chinedum Umachi (MIT) – 50.09m
2- John Dayton (Springfield) – 49.29m

Men’s Javelin Throw
1 – Cameron Wagar (MIT) – 53.87
2 – Harry Rein (MIT) – 52.49

Men’s 400 Meter Dash
1 – Mark Williamson (Wheaton) - 48.67
2 – Tyler Singer-Clark (MIT) – 50.42

Men’s 100 meter dash
1 – Ben Miklovich (Wheaton) – 10.76
2 – Michael DuPlessis (MIT) – 11.11

Men’s Pole Vault
1 – Nathan Peterson (MIT) – 4.64m
2 – Kyle Morette (WPI) – 4.49m

Men’s 800 meter run
1 – Patrick Marx (MIT) – 1:56.52
2 – Samuel Parker (MIT) – 1:56.83

Men’s 400 meter hurdles
1 – Nolan Manley (Springfield) – 57.14
2 – Jay Giambarresi (WPI) – 57.86

Men’s Discus
1 – Chinedum Umachi (MIT) – 46.70m
2 – Will Baker (Coast Guard) – 44.32m

Men’s 200 meter dash
1 – Mark Williamson (Wheaton) – 21.89
2 – Ben Miklovich (Wheaton) – 21.92

Men’s Triple Jump
1 – Sheldon Trotman (MIT) – 13.78m (Wind: 1.7)
2- Jackson Wirekoh (MIT) – 13.66m (Wind: +0.0)

Men’s 5000 meter run
1 – Daniel Harper (MIT) – 15:05.01
2 – Brian Fuller (Springfield) – 15:20.54

Men’s 4x400 meter relay
1 – Wheaton (Miles Ketchum, Ben Miklovich, Karl Mader, Mark Williamson) – 3:18.82
2 – MIT (Tyler Singer-Clark, Nicholas Diamantoni, Samuel Parker, Patrick Marx)

Men’s Shot put
1 – Mason Durant (Springfield) – 14.65m
2 – Orlando Harvey (Springfield) – 14.51m

Release courtesy of Smith College Sports Information

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