EASTON, Mass. - Over the weekend, a handful of the MIT men's track and field team traveled to Stonehill College for the New England Outdoor Championships, held from Thursday through Saturday, May 9-11. After the first official day of competition, the Engineers are currently four-way tied for 18th place with 4.5 points.
First up for the Cardinal and Gray was sophomore Benjamin Schreck (Sherman Oaks, Calif.), who finished in third place in the Pole Vault when he cleared the bar in 15-03.00. Senior Yida Gao (Marietta, Ga.) also competed in the event, coming in 11th with a vault of 14-09.00. Junior Michael DuPlessis (Wantagh, N.Y.) ran in the next event, the 100m, crossing the line in 22nd place with a time of 11.25.
Junior Tyler Singer-Clark (Falmouth, Mass) led the way for the Engineers in the 400m, coming in fourth place with a time of 48.56. He was followed by freshmen Derek Barnes (Coto De Caza, Calif.) and States Lee (Charlotte, N.C.) in seventh and ninth place with times of 48.79 and 48.90.
New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Rookie of the Year Michael Kaba (Jackson, N.J.) crossed the line in the 400m Hurdles in third place with a time of 53.50, cutting almost a second off his time from last weekend. Fellow freshman Adrian Samsel (Whippany, N.J.) came in 20th place with a time of 56.41.
The final day of the championships will commence tomorrow at 12:00 p.m. After that, the Engineers will begin gearing up for the ECAC Division III Championships next weekend and NCAAs the following weekend.