Engineers Open ECAC Champs

Sophomore Adrian Samsel

BOSTON, Mass. – On the first day of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship on Friday, just a handful of members of the MIT men's indoor track and field team competed. The Championship will take place at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center through Saturday, March 8. Tech is currently 24th out of the 31 teams present with three points.

Sophomore Adrian Samsel (Whippany, N.J.) was the lone MIT representative in the Heptathlon on Friday morning, and currently sits in sixth with 2627 points after the first four events. In the 60m, he was the second fastest runner in the second section with his time of 7.43, which placed him sixth overall out of the 12 entrants. This is just one one-hundredth of a second off his personal best time.

In the Long Jump, he came in fourth with his jump of 21-00.50 and took eighth in the Shot Put with a throw of 35-01.00. He three way tied for first place in the High Jump with a new personal record of 6-01.50. 

Senior Jordan Mizerak (Lexington, Mass.) cleared a height of 14-08.00 in the Pole Vault to finish in sixth place, while sophomore Carrington Motley (Pittsburgh, Pa.) came in 11th in the Triple Jump with a jump of 45-07.00.

Tech will return to the track tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. for day two of the Championship.