Engineers find success at NCAA Championship

Alexis Boykin ’25 becomes double champion, Henry Hardart ‘24 captures Elite 90 award

The Engineers showed out at the 2024 NCAA DIII Indoor Track and Field National Championship. 

Alexis Boykin ’25 became a double champion in the throwing events. On the first day of the Championship, Boykin won the weight throw with the fifth-best distance in NCAA history. The following day, she defeated her competitors in the shot-put with a throw of 14.79m. Boykin became the first student athlete in MIT Track and Field history to win multiple events at the same NCAA championship meet.

Henry Hardart ’24 claimed the Elite 90 award, which according to the NCAA, “is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s 90 championships.” Hardart, with a perfect 5.0 GPA in chemistry and biology major, also placed 11th in the mile. 

Boykin, Lexi Fernandez ’26, Patrick Haertel ’26, Katelyn Howard ’26 captured All-America honors in their individual events. Christina Crow ’25, Paige Cooksey ’24,  Julia Howarth ’24, and Fernandez placed fourth in the distance medley relay.