CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - For the first time since 2009, the No. 4 MIT men's indoor track and field team hosted the New England Division III Championships. On the first day of competition on Friday, just two Engineers took part in the Heptathlon; sophomore Adrian Samsel (Whippany, N.J) was first with a personal record of 4796 points and senior Jordan Mizerak (Lexington, Mass.) came in fourth place with a personal best performance of 4631 points.
Samsel, who finished over 100 points ahead of the second place finisher, came in third place in the 1000m , running a 2:48.18. With a personal record of almost 200 points at the end of the day, Mizerak ran a 2:52.51 to take seventh. Mizerak led the way in the Pole Vault, coming in first place when he cleared the bar in 4.55m, while Samsel was fifth with a vault of 3.65m. In the 60m Hurdles, Samsel was second with an 8.78, crossing the line just two-tenths of a second behind Jarrell Forbes of Rhode Island College. Mizerak came in sixth place with a 9.32.
The results were much the same in the High Jump, with Samsel taking second with a jump of 6-00.75 and Mizerak tying for sixth place in a distance of 5-10.50. In the Shot Put, Samsel threw a 37-06.50 to take sixth place and Mizerak finished with a 28-11.25 for 12th, while Samsel was second in the Long Jump in 21-06.75 and Mizerak was fourth in 20-10.50. In the 60m, Mizerak and Samsel tied for second place with their time of 7.42.
Tech will return to the track tomorrow morning for the second and final day of the Championships.