CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — No. 5 MIT kicked off its 2012 indoor season with a convincing victory against Bates and Colby on Saturday. The Engineers finished with 210 points to easily beat out second-place Bates, with 88 points. Colby rounded out the tri-meet with 80 points.
All-American senior Portia Jones picked up wins in a pair of events as well as a third-place showing in the 55-meter dash. Jones won the 55-meter hurdles (8.40 seconds) and the 200 meters (26.39 seconds).
Sophomore Jacqueline Brew had a busy and successful afternoon for the Cardinal and Gray, finishing among the top three in five different events and earning a total of 21.75 points. Brew took first in the long jump, beating out her nearest competitor by nearly a foot after jumping 17-00.75 feet. Teammate Jacyln Konopka was second (16-1.50 feet) and freshman Michelle Johnson was fourth (15-10.50 feet).
Brew was also on the winning 4×400 meter relay along with seniors Jamie Simmons and Martha Gross and freshman Madeleine Bairey that finished in 4:14.13, 10 seconds faster than the second-place Colby quartet.
Brew earned points in the 55-meter hurdles (second), 55-meter dash (second) and triple jump (third).
Simmons was a winner in the 600 meters (1:38.07) and was third in the 200 meters (27.21 seconds).
Sophomore Louise van den Heuvel won the mile with a time of 5:12.44 and was second in the 1000m in 3:05.09.
Tech was dominant in the pole vault, taking four of the top five positions, led by junior Lauren Kuntz, who cleared 11-5.75 feet. Freshman Joanna Chen was third, freshman Marissa Engle took fourth and sophomore Rebecca Greene finished fifth.