Tech's 4x400 Relay Places 4th on Final Day of NCAAs

Senior Tyler Singer-Clark

DELAWARE, Ohio - MIT's men's outdoor track and field team wrapped up competition at the 2014 NCAA Division III Championships on Saturday. Overall, the Engineers scored eight points to nine-way tie for 33rd, improving greatly on their 54th place finish from last year.

First up for the Engineers was sophomore Carrington Motley (Pittsburgh, Pa.) in the triple jump. In his first trip to the NCAA Championships, Motley jumped a 45-01.50 to take 19th. In the discus, junior Ken Cooper (Newport Beach, Calif.) moved up from his seedings to finish 12th with a 160-06.

In the final event of the day, the 4x400 relay, MIT claimed All-America honors when it came in fourth place with a time of 3:12.28, narrowly missing its record from last season. The relay, which was made up of sophomores States Lee (Charlotte, N.C.) and Derek Barnes (Coto De Caza, Calif.), junior Harrison Hunter (Northampton, Mass.), and senior Tyler Singer-Clark (Falmouth, Mass.), crossed the line less than half a second ahead of North Central College (Ill.).

Along with the four members of the relay, junior Benjamin Schreck (Sherman Oaks, Calif.) also earned All-America accolades when he placed sixth in the pole vault on Thursday, scoring Tech's first three points of the Championships.