NAPERVILLE, Ill. - To conclude the indoor season, the MIT men's track and field team traveled to North Central College to take part in the 2013 NCAA Championship, that took place this Friday and Saturday. On Friday night, the Engineers raced in the Distance Medley Relay, while on Saturday, they competed in the 4x400 relay. MIT, who finished tied for 14th place with 14 points at last year's championship, wrapped up the weekend in 45th place with three points.
On the first night of competition, the Distance Medley Relay, that was composed of senior Logan Trimble (Clearwater, Fla.), freshman States Lee (Charlotte, N.C.), senior Patrick Marx (Grand Rapids, Minn.) and junior Justin Bullock (Detroit, Mich.), crossed the line with a time of 10:03.97. Their sixth place finish earned them three points toward MIT's final score.
The 4x400 relay that raced on Saturday completed the event with a time of 3:18.70. Lee, sophomore Tyler Singer-Clark (Falmouth, Mass.), freshman Derek Barnes (Coto De Caza, Calif.) and Marx finished in ninth place, just half a second away from scoring a point and landing a place on the awards podium.
Many of the members of the indoor team will be returning to action in two weeks for the start of the outdoor track and field season at the Jerry Gravel Invitational at Westfield State University on Saturday, March 23.