BOSTON, Mass. - After the first day of competition at the New England Championships at Boston University on Friday, the No. 7 MIT men's indoor track and field team are tied for 10th with UMass Dartmouth and the University of Southern Maine with six points. Junior Benjamin Schreck (Sherman Oaks, Calif.) was Tech's highest finisher, coming in third place in the Pole Vault.
Three Engineers competed in the 200m, with senior Tyler Singer-Clark (Falmouth, Mass.) finishing highest for MIT in 12th place with a time of 22.14. Sophomore Michael Kaba (Jackson, N.J.) was 18th with a 22.35 and junior Nicholas Diamantoni (Boca Raton, Fla.) crossed the line in 26th place in 22.72. In the next event, the 400m, sophomore States Lee (Charlotte, N.C.) came in 10th with a 48.96, while senior Mac Gager (Rye, N.Y.) took 20th in 50.06. Following soon after him were sophomore Derek Barnes (Coto De Caza, Calif.) and Diamantoni, who were 24th and 25th with times of 50.38 and 50.44.
Junior Samuel Parker (Menlo Park, Calif.) was 10th in the 800m with his time of 1:53.26, while fellow junior Harrison Hunter (Northampton, Mass.) was 16th with a 1:54.54. Classmate Chadd Kiggins (Xenia, Ohio) also ran the event, finishing in 30th place with a time of 1:59.14. In the 1000m, junior Ricardo Paez (Ontario, Calif.) and freshman Andrew Mullen (Rochester, N.Y.) crossed the line less than half a second apart, with Paez coming in 18th with a 2:33.21 and Mullen following in 19th place in 2:33.61.
In the Pole Vault, Schreck finished well, clearing the bar in 15-09.25 to take third and senior Jordan Mizerak (Lexington, Mass.) was 16th in 14-03.50. In the 60m Hurdles, Kaba was 28th with an 8.89 and, in the long jump, fellow sophomore Adrian Samsel (Whippany, N.J.) came in 22nd with a jump of 20-06.25.
Tech will return to action tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. for day two of the Championships.