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No. 2 MIT finishes second at New England Division III Championships

No. 2 MIT, No. 6 Williams, No. 8 Wheaton at New England Division III championships

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- No. 2 MIT wrapped up the New England Division III Championships at Springfield College on Saturday afternoon in second place out of the 28 teams present with 119 points. No. 6 Williams College finished in first place with 150 points and No. 14 Tufts University placed third with 94.

After running a 7.91 in preliminaries of the 60m, senior Jackie Brew ran a 7.89 at finals, breaking her own MIT record by one one-hundredth of a second to finish in fourth place. In prelims, junior Veronica Szklarzewski crossed the line in 11th place with a time of 7.99. Szklarzewski was eighth in the long jump later in the day with a 16-10.50. Brew went on to take sixth and earn three points in the 200m with her 26.25, while freshman Kendra Knittel came 21st in 27.17.

Freshman Alexandra Shade placed highest for the Cardinal and Gray in the 600m in 1:40.97, running just two tenths of a second slower than her season best time to take ninth. In the 800m, junior Cindy Huang crossed the line in 2:19.54 to finish in third, while senior Louise van den Heuvel placed seventh with her time of 2:21.52. A handful of events later, van den Heuvel won the Mile in 5:01.93 and freshman Maryann Gong took fourth with a time of 5:07.21. Gong placed second in the 3000m  in 10:16.26.

No. 7 Johns Hopkins at Keogh Invitational 

HAVERFORD, Pa. -- Johns Hopkins had a number of solid performances in the team's final meet of the regular season at the Keogh Invitational on Saturday afternoon. 

Freshman Laura Janss won the high jump, clearing 1.52 meters, while sophomore Paige Marsh was third with a leap of 1.47 meters. Marsh was the top Blue Jay in the long jump, smashing her previous season-best (4.74m) with a distance of 4.97 meters. Marsh also took fourth as the top Hopkins competitor in the triple jump, passing her season-best (10.13m) with a jump of 10.23 meters.

Freshman Gracie Hargrove was second in the shot put with a throw of 12.57 meters - her second best mark of the season.

No. 9 Illinois Wesleyan at Titan Duel Meet

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Illinois Wesleyan recorded 14 first-place performances Saturday.

For IWU, junior Allie Boudreau won the shot put throw with a toss of 37'08.75" and Nia Joiner finished first in the long jump with a leap of 18'03.25."

Jill Harmon won the triple jump event, leaping 37'08," and Jamie Gradishar took third in the pole vault with a leap of 10'11.75." Rachel Andrews threw the weight throw 35'08.75" for a second-place showing.

Liz Oltman won the high jump in 5'00.25," and also finished first in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.51.

Lali Valdivia finished third in the 400-meter dash in a time of 1:03.13. Alexis Sampson also took third in the 800-meter run in 2:25.72. Jade Thomas clocked a 27.82 in the 200-meter dash for second place.