- Location: Williamstown, Mass. (Lee Track at the Weston Athletic Complex)
- The Lead: At the Dick Farley Invitational on Saturday, the No. 6 ranked MIT men's track and field team dropped a 100-94 final to No. 22 ranked Williams College in a dual meet in Williamstown. The Engineers earned 10 individual wins and picked up one relay victory.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- In the 100 and 200-meter events, senior Danny Newman (St. Charles, Ill.) picked up a pair of victories as he ran times of 11.27 and 21.99 seconds, respectively. Sophomore Michael Amoako (Teaneck, N.J.) finished second in the 200 at 22.47 seconds, while also finishing as the runner-up in the 400 at 50.14.
- Sophomore Tom Frejowski (Chicago, Ill.) won the 400 in a time of 49.99 seconds, along with junior Luke Gray (New Hampton, N.J.) winning the 100-meter hurdles in 17.32 seconds and junior Chris Sweeney (Woodland Park, N.J.) claiming the 400-meter hurdle event in a time of 56.65 seconds. Junior Ben Freed (Frederick, Md.) won the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 9:30.04 to rank 19th in the country, while freshman Brian Bates (Corning, N.Y.) was the runner-up at 9:40.87.
- Graduate student Matthew Deyo (Syracuse, N.Y.) placed second in the 1,500 in 3:55.46 to rank 23rd in the country, while freshman Vilhelm Anderson Woltz (Logan, Ohio) was third in the 5,000 in a time of 15:29.57.
- In the relays, the MIT teams finished second in both the 4x400 and 4x800 relays, while the team of Newman, freshman Kenneth Acquah (Tenafly, N.J.), senior Henry Tareque (Ossining, N.Y.) and Amoako won the 4x100 event in a time of 43.11 seconds.
- Freshman Bobby Upton (Wexford, Pa.) picked up the win in the pole vault at 15 feet, five inches, while sophomore Scott Cameron (Dublin, Ohio) was second in the same height. Junior Jason Villanueva (Hesperia, Calif.) was the winner of the triple jump with a leap of 44 feet, 11.5 inches, while junior Cody Bratten (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) won the discus at 157 feet and sophomore Jon Fakkema (Blaine, Wash.) won the hammer throw with a toss of 156 feet, 11 inches.
- Bratten also finished second in the shot put at 46 feet, 5.25 inches, while Fakkema was third in the discus at 140 feet, one inch and junior Ryan Prinster (Boulder, Colo.) placed second in the triple jump with a leap of 44 feet, 2.75 inches. In the high jump, freshman Chris Washington (Frisco, Texas) placed second at a height of six feet, six inches to go along with a third-place finish in the long jump at 21 feet, 1.5 inches. Freshman Steven Speck (LaGrange, Ohio) was third in the high jump at six feet even, while Gray placed third in the javelin with a throw of 133 feet, four inches.
- MIT returns to action on Saturday, April 22nd as the Engineers host the Sean Collier Invitational.