January 30, 2013

Men’s Track and Field Moves up in National Rankings

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT men's indoor track and field team has moved up to 14th in the nation, as noted in this week's U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) ranking. In the Jan. 23 poll, the Engineers were ranked 15th. MIT remains slightly behind Haverford, who moved up to 13th, and has a good lead over Wabash, which is now ranked 15th.

Over the weekend, the Engineers were, once again, on the road, this time competing in the Terrier Classic at Boston University. Among the highlights was a new freshman record set by Michael Kaba (Jackson, N.J.) when he went 49.54 in the 400 meters, finishing in 26th place. Classmate Derek Barnes (Coto De Caza, Calif.) followed immediately after with a time of 49.64.

MIT will return to the track on Friday, Feb. 1 when it travels to Medford, Mass. for the Tufts Invitational.