CAMBRIDGE, 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.
Sophomore teammate Tyler Singer-Clark (Falmouth, Mass.) had a full afternoon, running the 200/400m double and also leading off Tech's 4x400 relay. Singer-Clark won his section of the 400 meters with a time of 50.27, good for 28th overall. He followed that up with a 22.56 time in the 200.
Junior Josh Duncavage (Austin, Texas) also ran the 200 meters, winning his section with a time of 22.44 seconds and sophomore Michael DuPlessis (Wantagh, N.Y.) had a personal-best time of 22.75 seconds.
Freshman Nick Diamantoni (Belle Mead, N.J.) and sophomore Jacob Jurewicz (Gurnee, Ill.) ran solid races in the 400, with Diamantoni winning his section in 50.56 seconds. Jurewicz posted a time of 51.66.
Junior Patrick Marx (Grand Rapids, Minn.) battled a pair of freshmen in the 800, competing against Chadd Kiggins (Xenia, Ohio) and Sam Parker (Menlo Park, Calif.). The rookies got the best of the experienced Marx, with Kiggins taking first among the three Tech runners in 1:54.79. Parker was close behind at 1:54.96 while Marx finished in 1:55.14.
Singer-Clark, Diamantoni, Jurewicz and Duncavage then came back in the 4x400 relay, finishing with the faster time of MIT's two entries at 3:21.69. Kiggins, Parker, Marx and sophomore Brian Gager (Rye, N.Y.) made up the Cardinal and Gray's other 1600 relay, as the four primarily 800-meter runners recorded a solid time of 3:23.59.
Freshman Allen Leung (Arcadia, Calif.) and senior Daniel Harper (Naperville, Ill.) each had personal-bests in the 5000 meters. Leung, running in the slower, unseeded section had a time of 14:58.00 while Harper finished in 14:50.81.
Next Saturday, MIT will make the short trip up to Harvard University to compete in the Beanpot Classic, along with three Division I squads. Tech will take on the host Crimson, as well as Boston University and Northeastern University.