Track & field wins first

MIT finishes first at Bates Invitational

After having last raced over a month ago, the MIT men’s indoor track and field team continued its 2013-14 at the Bates Invitational on Saturday afternoon, finishing first with 194 points. Host Bates College was second with 100 and Colby College came in third with 67 points.

After finishing in second place in the preliminaries of the 60 meter Hurdles with a time of 8.86, Michael S. Kaba ’16 went on to take first in the finals with an 8.61. Tyler S. Singer-Clark ’14 came in second in the event in 7.17 and Taylor Njaka was third with a 7.22. Later on in the afternoon, Singer-Clark won the 200 meter, leading two other Engineers that finished soon after him. Singer-Clark completed the event with a 22.83, Kaba was second in 23.12 and States Lee ’16 was third with a 23.14.

MIT took first in both the 400 meter and 600 meter, with Lee winning the 400 in 50.68 and Chadd Kiggins crossing the line in the 600 in 1:23.20. Samuel G. Parker ’15 and Justin L. Bullock ’14 led the way in the 800 meter, coming in first and second place just a few tenths of a second apart with times of 1:59.28 and 1:59.86.

Tech raced very well in the 3,000 meter, claiming the top five spots. Roy A. Wedge ’14 was first with a time of 8:52.37, Matthew G. Jordan ’16 came in second in 8:54.26 and Matt McEachern was third with an 8:57.96. Allen Leung was fourth with a 9:00.26 and, rounding out the top five was Brian Gilligan with his time of 9:06.01.

Both the 4x400 meter relay and the Distance Medley Relay were won by MIT. The MIT 4x400 A relay finished over three and a half seconds ahead of Bates’ A relay with its time of 3:28.04, and Tech’s DMR A relay left a four second gap between it and Colby’s A relay, crossing the line with a 10:46.47.

John Thomas won the High Jump with a 6-00.00 and Adrian C. Samsel ’16 came in third with a 5-10.00. In the Triple Jump, Angel S. Echevarria ’16 and Carrington Motley ’16 were first and second with jumps of 44-06.75 and 43-11.75 respectively. Motley also came in second place in the Long Jump with a distance of 21-06.00, just narrowly behind the first place finisher from Colby with his 21-06.25. Kenneth B. Cooper ’13 was second in both the Weight Throw, with a 59-07.00, and the Shot Put, with a throw of 52-07.50.

Next up for the Engineers is the Bowdoin Quad, which will take place at Bowdoin College on Saturday, Jan. 18, starting at 12:30 p.m.