Men’s track places 8th in NEWMACs

ECAC Championships Saturday

MIT Men’s Track and Field wrapped up competition at the New England Outdoor Championships with an eighth place finish with 36.50 points on Saturday. The Engineers finished just ahead of New Hampshire, with 35 points. Southern Connecticut State came in first place with 159 points.

To kick off the final day, Samuel G. Parker ’15 ran the 800m, coming in 14th place with a time of 1:53.43. In the next event, the 1500m, Justin L. Bullock ’14 came in 27th with a 4:11.95. After finishing in third place in the 400m Hurdles in prelims Friday, Michael S. Kaba ’16 moved onto finals, coming in second place with a time of 52.20, cutting over a second-and-a-half off his time.

The MIT 4x100 relay was composed of Michael J. DuPlessis ’14, Kaba, Josh D. Duncavage ’13 and Tyler S. Singer-Clark ’14. The team came in second place with a time of 41.93. The Southern Connecticut State relay crossed the line just two one-hundredths of a second ahead of the Engineers. The MIT 4x400 relay also finished in second place, finishing with a time of 3:12.42. The relay was made up of States Lee ’16, Kaba, Derek C. Barnes ’16 and Singer-Clark.

Benjamin J. Schreck ’15 improved on his performance in the Pole Vault from Friday, finishing in third place with a vault of 15-05.00. Yida Gao ’13 also improved, coming in 11th when he cleared the bar in 14-11.00.

To end the day, three Engineers competed in the Triple Jump. Carrington Motley ’16 finished highest for MIT, coming in eighth place with a jump of 45-10.00. Classmates Arinze C. Okeke ’16 and Angel S. Echevarria ’16 finished in 13th and 15th place with jumps of 44-06.75 and 44-02.75 respectively.

The Engineers will return to action next weekend for the ECAC Division III Championships, before gearing up for the NCAA Championships that will be held at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse the following weekend.

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