CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - For the second year in a row, two members of the MIT men's track and field team were named to the Capital One Academic All-America team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Tuesday afternoon. Senior Kyle Hannon (Park Ridge, Ill.) and sophomore Tyler Singer-Clark (Falmouth, Mass.) were both named to the second team.
Hannon received his third All-America nod in his career, after being tabbed as a third team All-American his sophomore year and first team as a junior. The computer science major had an impressive four years at MIT, receiving the prestigious Elite 89 Award (formerly Elite 88) as both a sophomore and a junior, which is given to the student-athlete with the highest GPA at the national championship site. This season, he finished third in the 5,000m in the meet against Bates and Colby (15:19.00) and was first in the 1,500m in the Engineer's Cup (7:54.21).
Singer-Clark made his first appearance on both the All-District team and the All-America team following a successful sophomore season. At the 2013 NCAA Division III Championships in May, Singer-Clark earned All-America nods in both the 4x100 and 4x400 relay, which is given to those that finish in the top eight in each event. The computer science and engineering major also won both of his individual events at the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship in April, being named NEWMAC All-Conference for his performances.
Hannon, Singer-Clark and two runners from WPI represented the NEWMAC on the three teams.