MIT Receives Four Capital One Academic All-America Track & Field/Cross Country AwardsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the second year in a row, four MIT student-athletes were named to the Capital One Academic All-America Track & Field/Cross Country Team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Tuesday. Rising seniors Kyle Hannon (Park Ridge, Ill.) and Lauren Kuntz (Pittsburgh, Pa.) were tabbed to the first team, while Portia Jones '12 (Queens, N.Y.) and Stephen Serene '12(Washington, D.C.) represented the Engineers on the second and third teams, respectively. MIT’s four awards tied Washington University (Mo.) for the highest tally among Division III programs to receive an accolade this year. The Engineers are the all-time Division III leader in producing Academic All-Americas and ranks third across all NCAA divisions with 188 honors.
MIT Places Five on Track & Field/Cross Country Academic All-District TeamsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Five student-athletes from the MIT men’s and women’s track & field and cross country teams were named to the Capital One Academic All-District One team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday. Senior Stephen Serene (Washington, D.C.), junior Kyle Hannon (Park Ridge, Ill.) and sophomore Tyler Singer-Clark (Falmouth, Mass.) were honored on the men’s side while senior Portia Jones (Queens, N.Y.) and junior Lauren Kuntz (Pittsburgh, Pa.) landed on the women’s squad.
Engineers Finish Season at NCAA ChampionshipCLAREMONT, Calif. – MIT finished up competition at the NCAA Division III outdoor track & field championship on Saturday. The Tech women finished in a tie for 26th and the men were 68th overall. Senior Jamie Simmons (Carlsbad, Calif.) highlighted the performances on Saturday, finishing as the national runner-up in the 400-meter hurdles. The women’s 4x400 relay also earned All-America honors with an eight-place showing.
Umachi Earns All-America Honors on Day Two of NCAA Track & Field ChampionshipCLAREMONT, Calif. – Senior Chinedum Umachi (Detroit, Mich.) was the first MIT athlete to land on the All-America podium at the 2012 NCAA Division III outdoor track & field championship, earning seventh-place in the hammer throw, as the Tech men sit in a tie for 26th entering the final day of the national meet. The women, who have yet to score, will have plenty of chances on Saturday, with three individuals and one relay scheduled to compete in event finals.
Simmons, Mattocks, Serene Advance to Finals on Day One of NCAA ChampionshipCLARMEONT, Calif. – The MIT men’s and women’s track & field teams opened competition at the NCAA Division III championship on Thursday, with qualifying heats as well as the finals of the men’s and women’s 10,000 meters. Senior Jamie Simmons (Carlsbad, Calif.) was the top performer for the Cardinal and Gray, advancing to the finals of the 400-meter hurdles and running on the 4x400 relay that also qualified for the event final.
Taylor Earns New England Coach of the Year HonorsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT men’s track & field head coach Halston Taylor was recently named the New England Division III Coach of the Year by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) after helping the Engineers win the New England championship for the first time since 2003 and eighth overall.
Full Field for NCAA Track & Field Championship ReleasedCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Seven men and seven women will make the trip to Clermont, Calif. for this weekend’s NCAA Division III outdoor track & field championship, hosted by Clermont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges May 24-26. The Tech women will hope for a repeat of their fourth-place showing from 2011 while the men are hoping to return to the awards’ podium after not scoring last year.
Men's Track & Field Takes Fourth at ECAC ChampionshipCAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The MIT track and field teams traveled to RPI over the weekend to compete at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III championship, the final tune-up before next weekend's NCAA championship meet. While not sending their full squads to the competition, the Engineers still managed to fare well, with the men placing fourth and the women taking eighth place.
Engineers Finish Sixth at All-New England MeetCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT served as the host of the All-New England championship over the weekend, welcoming teams from across the region in Divisions I, II and III to the Steinbrenner Track. The Cardinal and Gray had a number of impressive performances during the meet and finished sixth as a team, the highest finish among Division III squads. Tech had 39 points, bolstered by second-place showings in three events.
NEWMAC Announces Spring Academic All-Conference AwardsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A league-leading 64 athletes represented MIT on the 2012 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Spring Academic All-Conference Team. The Engineers finished the year with a conference-high 138 honors followed by WPI at 110.
Men's Track & Field Wins New England Division III ChampionshipCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT men’s track and field team captured its eighth New England Division III outdoor title on Saturday, winning the meet held at the Steinbrenner Track with 113 points, snapping Williams College’s streak of eight consecutive team crowns. Sophomore Tyler Singer-Clark (Falmouth, Mass.) led the way with a pair of individual wins, as the Cardinal and Gray won four total events but used their outstanding team balance to outscore Williams by 15.5 points.
Jones, Umachi Highlight NEWMAC Track & Field AwardsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Seniors Portia Jones (Queens, N.Y.) and Chinedum Umachi (Detroit, Mich.) led the way as MIT picked up five individual conference track and field awards as announced by the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) on Wednesday. Jones was tabbed as the Women’s Track Athlete of the Year while Umachi was tabbed as the Men’s Field Athlete of the Year. Freshmen Sheldon Trotman (Gaithersburg, Md.) and Tilly Taylor (South Deerfield, Mass.) swept conference Rookie of the Year honors while head coach Halston Taylor picked up his 10th men’s Coach of the Year award.
Engineers Run Away from Field en Route to 13th NEWMAC ChampionshipNORTHAMPTON, Mass.- MIT captured both the men's and women's team titles at the 2012 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Track and Field Championships, hosted by Smith College on Saturday. Six NEWMAC records were broken during the competition.
Hannon and Simmons Named NEWMAC Track Athletes of the WeekCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A pair of MIT track and field student-athletes were honored Monday as the Athlete of the Week by the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC). Senior Jamie Simmons (Carlsbad, Calif.) was named the NEWMAC Women’s Track Athlete of the Week while junior Kyle Hannon (Park Ridge, Ill.) garnered similar recognition on the men’s side.
Engineers Prepare for Championship Season with Final Tune-up WeekendCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT hosted its annual Spring Coed Invitational on Saturday, inviting a number of New England teams to the Steinbrenner track for a non-scoring meet. In addition to the meet at home, a small number of athletes traveled to Princeton University for the Larry Ellis Invitational, and performed extremely well in a very competitive field, setting a number of personal bests and breaking a 30-year old record in the process.
Engineers Finish Second at ColbyWATERVILLE, Maine – Sophomore Tyler Singer-Clark (Falmouth, Mass.) led the way with four first-place finishes as MIT placed second out of four teams in a meet hosted by Colby College on Saturday afternoon. Singer-Clark’s dominating performance accounted for 22.5 of Tech’s 183 team points, good for second behind Bates College, which finished with 254. Host Colby was third and the University of Southern Maine finished fourth.
Short-Handed Men's Track & Field Finishes Second at Engineer's CupTROY, N.Y. – With a number of top performers limited by injuries or other factors, the MIT men’s track and field team battled to a hard-fought runner-up finish at the Engineer’s Cup meet on Saturday. Tech finished behind host RPI with 127 team points and ahead of third-place WPI.
Simmons, Umachi Earn NEWMAC Weekly HonorsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT seniors Jamie Simmons (Carlsbad, Calif.) and Chinedum Umachi (Detroit, Mich.) were honored on Monday by the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) for their stellar performances at this past weekend’s Westmont Collegiate Classic. Simmons was named the Women’s Track Athlete of the Week while Umachi was tabbed with Men’s Field Athlete of the Week honors.
Men’s Track and Field Captures Westmont ClassicSANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Senior Chinedum Umachi (Detroit, Mich.) led the way with a pair of wins and a fourth-place finish, as the MIT men’s track and field team won the Westmont Collegiate Classic on Saturday afternoon. Umachi accounted for 17 points for the Cardinal and Gray, which edged out host Westmont by 0.50 points for the team title.
Harper Tabbed as NEWMAC Track Athlete of the WeekCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior Daniel Harper (Naperville, Ill.) was the recipient of the first New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men’s track athlete of the week award on Monday, following a solid performance over the weekend at the Northeastern Invitational.
Harper Leads the Way for Tech at Northeastern InviteBOSTON, Mass. – The MIT men’s and women’s track and field teams opened up their outdoor seasons on Saturday, sending a small contingent of runners to the Northeastern Invitational. Tech had entries in the 5000 and 10,000 meter races at the non-scoring invitational meet.
Hannon, Kuntz Receive NCAA Elite 89 Awards at Indoor Track & Field ChampionshipCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A pair of MIT track and field student-athletes received the prestigious Elite 89 awards from the NCAA at last week’s NCAA Division III indoor championship, becoming the first pair of students from the same institution to garner this recognition in the same sport. Juniors Kyle Hannon (Park Ridge, Ill.) and Lauren Kuntz (Pittsburgh, Pa.) were recognized by the NCAA as the student-athletes with the highest cumulative grade point average competing at the final site for each of the NCAA’s 89 championships.
MIT Men Finish 14th, Women 21st at NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field ChampionshipGRINNELL, Iowa – The MIT men’s track and field team earned a tie for 14th place while the women were tied for 21st overall at the NCAA Division III indoor track & field championship held at Grinnell College over the weekend. The Engineers earned a total of seven All-America honors at the championship as the men finished with a team score of 14 points and the women totaled nine points.
Men Fourth, Women 22nd After Day One of the NCAA Indoor ChampionshipGRINNELL, Iowa – The MIT men sit in fourth place while the women are 22nd after the first day of the NCAA Division III Indoor track & field championship at Grinnell College. Bolstered by three All-America performances, the men totaled 11 points while the women scored in one event Friday and currently have four points.
MIT Track & Field Prepares for NCAA Indoor ChampionshipCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Members of the MIT men’s and women’s track and field teams will travel to Grinnell College for this weekend’s NCAA Division III Indoor championship, beginning on Friday afternoon. The women, ranked No. 3 in the country in the latest United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) poll, will send eight competitors to the national meet to compete in a total of six different events. The tenth-ranked men also have eight athletes entered in five events, including a pair of relays.
Men's Track and Field Competes at ECAC ChampionshipNEW YORK, N.Y. – Only sending a handful of athletes that needed to achieve or improve NCAA qualifying standards, the No. 7 ranked MIT men’s track and field team competed in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III championship at the Armory in New York City over the weekend. Tech finished with 10 points and in a tie for 27th place out of 62 scoring teams.
Track and Field Competes at All-New England'sBOSTON, Mass. – The MIT men’s and women’s track and field teams took on some of the top squads in New England from Divisions I, II and III this weekend at the New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association (NEICAAA) championship, hosted by Boston University. The women placed 11th and first among all Division III teams, at least partially avenging their narrow loss to Williams College in last week’s New England Division III championship, while the men placed 13th overall and were also the top DIII squad.
MIT is Runner-Up at New England Division III ChampionshipSPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Looking to defend their regional crown, the 12th-ranked MIT men’s track and field team traveled to Springfield College for the NCAA New England Division III championship over the weekend. The Engineers had won the event two years in a row but came up a bit short this time around, finishing with 95 points, eight behind Bates College, which won its first ever New England team title.
Hannon, Relays Highlight Tech Performances over the WeekendCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – This weekend, the No. 14 ranked MIT men’s track and field team competed in a pair of non-scoring invitational meets, one at home and another across the river at Boston University. The Engineers were focused on posting strong individual performances just a week ahead of the New England Division III championship.
Engineers Place Third at Battle for BeantownCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT men’s track and field team, ranked 14th in the country, competed at the Beantown Classic against Division I foes Harvard University, Boston University and the University of Northeastern on Friday afternoon, finishing third among the four teams with a team score of 93 points. Harvard took first with a score of 191.
Men's Track and Field Competes at Terrier ClassicCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The nationally-ranked No. 11 MIT men’s track and field team competed in a pair of invitational events over the weekend, with the majority of the runners heading across the Charles River to Boston University for the Terrier Classic while most of the field event athletes staying at home for the first of two Coed Invites to be held at the Shobrys and Aronson track.
Men's Track and Field Takes First at Springfield InvitationalSPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The No. 10 ranked MIT men’s track and field team picked up an impressive first-place finish at the Springfield College Invitational on Saturday, beating out eight other strong squads from throughout New England. The Engineers finished with a team score of 176, to beat out host and runner-up Springfield.
Engineers Run Past Bates and Colby in Season OpenerCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The nationally-ranked No. 10 MIT men’s track & field team opened the 2012 indoor campaign with a tri-meet victory over Bates College and Colby College, scoring 199 team points on Saturday afternoon at the Shobrys and Aronson Track. Bates took second with 116 and Colby was third with 64 points.
Indoor Track & Field Schedule RevealedCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT released the 2011-12 men’s and women’s indoor track and field schedules on Wednesday, highlights of which include four meets at the Shobrys and Aronson indoor track as well as the NCAA Division III championship, which will be hosted by Grinnell College this year. Both teams will open up at their home venue with a tri-meet against Bates College and Colby College on Saturday, January 14.