MIT captures NEWMAC title
Taylor sets javelin record with 41.20 meter throw for Engineers
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. - MIT captured the 2012 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) championships, hosted by Smith College on Saturday.
The Engineers finished with 208 points for their fourth consecutive 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).
Five new marks were set, 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