MIT Finishes 11th in Directors’ Cup RankingsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Coming on the heels of one of the most successful campaigns in Institute history, MIT placed 11th among all Division III schools in the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA) annual Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. This was the highest ranking for the Engineers in the 14-year history of the program and the first time they were the best performers in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC).
Greg Tao Named to Academic All-America Second TeamCAMBRIDGE, Mass. Senior pole vaulter Greg Tao became the 162nd CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America in MIT history with his selection to the Mens Track and Field and Cross Country Second Team this morning. Tao, who is a two-time Academic All-District honoree, recently graduated from the Institute with a degree in Mechanical Engineering while carrying a 4.7/5.0 GPA.
Mens Track and Field Team Places Fourth at NationalsBAREA, Ohio Despite sending just four competitors to the meet, the MIT mens track and field team received impressive performances from those athletes en route to a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship. Stephen Morton was named the Field Athlete of the Meet, thanks in large part to his National Championship win in the long jump, to help the Cardinal and Gray total 27 points, just one behind third-place Wisconsin-La Cross.
Jacqui Wentz Captures MITs Second Straight NCAA National ChampionshipBAREA, Ohio Just a day after Stephen Morton became the MITs 22nd NCAA Individual Champion, Jacqui Wentz followed that up with a National Title of her own with an impressive performance in the 3000 meter Steeplechase. Wentz cruised to a comfortable 14 second victory, setting a new MIT record in the process.
Stephen Morton Wins NCAA Long Jump National ChampionshipBAREA, Ohio MIT senior, Stephen Morton, captured the NCAA Division III National Championship in the long jump on Thursday, becoming the 22nd NCAA Individual Champion in MIT history. Morton out-leapt Kellen McCrary of Wisconsin-La Crosse by an inch and a half to cap off a very successful first day for the Cardinal and Gray at the National Championship meet.
MIT Track & Field Teams Head to NCAA ChampionshipCAMBRIDGE, Mass. Both the MIT mens and womens track and field teams will travel to Barea, Ohio this week for the 2010 NCAA Division III Outdoor Championship with their sights set on bringing home a record number of All-America honors. A total of 11 athletes are entered in the field, the most in Institute history, as the women will be represented in nine events and the men will appear in five.
Engineers Compete at ECAC ChampionshipSPRINGFIELD, Mass. The MIT mens and womens track and field teams traveled to Springfield College over the weekend to compete in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship. The womens squad was locked in a tight battle with Williams College throughout the meet, eventually finishing second overall with 66 total points. The men finished in a tie for ninth place out of 48 total teams.
MIT Has Best Finish in Division III at NEICAAA ChampionshipDEDHAM, Mass. A week after coming up just a few points short of Williams College at the New England Division III Championship, the No. 23 ranked MIT mens track and field team exacted a measure of revenge at the All-New England Championship over the weekend. The Engineers finished sixth overall, best among Division III squads and two spots ahead of the Ephs, competing against the top teams in the region from across Divisions I, II and III.
NEWMAC Announces 2010 Spring Academic All-Conference TeamsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) recently announced the 2010 NEWMAC Spring Academic All-Conference Team. MIT collected 45 honors, second only to the 46 received by Springfield College. Tech finished the year with a league-high total of 105 awards, edging out Springfields 102.
Mens Track and Field Comes up Just Short in Pursuit of New England ChampionshipMEDFORD, Mass. One week removed from capturing its 10th straight New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship, the MIT mens track and field team was looking to win the NCAA New England Division III title for the eighth time in program history. The Engineers were locked in a tight battle with Williams College all weekend before ultimately finishing just five points behind the Ephs for second place out of 25 scoring teams. Tech held a slim lead over Williams for much of the weekend before finally ceding first place in the final event of the Championship, after the Ephs won the 4x400m relay and MIT finished fifth.
Morton, Taylor Receive NEWMAC HonorsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. After helping lead the MIT mens track and field team to its 10th-straight New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship, senior, Stephen Morton, and head coach, Halston Taylor, were honored by the conference on Tuesday. Morton was selected as the NEWMAC Mens Field Athlete of the Year while Taylor was tabbed as the Mens Coach of the Year.
Engineers Secure 10th Consecutive NEWMAC CrownSpringfield, Mass. -- MIT captured its 10th straight New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference Men's Track & Field team championship this afternoon at Springfield College's Blake Track in pleasant conditions. MIT has won 11 of the 12 men's track & field championships in NEWMAC history, including each one since 2001. The Engineers scored 249 points today, followed by Springfield College with 182.5 points in second, and by WPI with 133 points in third.
MIT Tunes up for Post-Season at Spring InviteCAMBRIDGE, Mass. The No. 19 ranked MIT mens track and field team received a number of impressive performances despite less than ideal weather during its annual Spring Invitational at the Steinbrenner track on Saturday. Although some athletes were held out in preparation for the upcoming Championship season, the Engineers were able to fare very well in a number of events, including the distance races, pole vault and throws.
Mens Track and Field Easily Handles Bates and Colby in Tri-MeetCAMBRIDGE, Mass. In the first meet of the 2010 campaign on its home Steinbrenner track, the MIT mens track and field earned a comfortable win over Bates and Colby in a tri-meet on Saturday afternoon. The Engineers, currently ranked No. 10 in the latest USTFCCCA Top 25, won all but one event on the track to go along with some impressive performances in the field events, on a day in which high winds would be a factor in the results. MIT finished with 201.5 points to easily best Bates (139), which was ranked second in New England, and Colby (60.5).
Stephen Morton Earns NEWMAC Weekly HonorsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. MIT senior All-America Stephen Morton was named the New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Mens Field Athlete of the Week on Monday following an impressive performance in MITs victory at the Engineers Cup over the weekend. Morton achieved a pair of NCAA provisional qualifying standards as Tech bested host RPI and WPI at the annual competition between the three schools.
MIT Defends Engineers Cup TitleTROY, N.Y. The MIT mens track and field team successfully defended its title in the annual Engineers Cup competition, as the Cardinal and Gray totaled 176 points to best host RPI (133) and WPI (96). The men would win seven of 11 events on the track, in addition to three field events, en route to the team victory.
Six Event Wins Highlight Successful Spring Break Trip at Washington & Lee for Mens Track & FieldLEXINGTON, Va. Competing with a full squad for the first time in the outdoor season, the MIT mens track & field team traveled to Washington & Lee University over spring break to compete in the Washington & Lee Spring Carnival. The squad performed extremely well in the non-scoring meet, taking home six individual event victories while also achieving three NCAA provisional qualifying marks.
Track and Field Opens Outdoor Season at NortheasternDEDHAM, Mass. The MIT track & field teams began their 2010 Outdoor season on Saturday, competing in the Northeastern Invitational on Saturday afternoon. Tech only sent a few athletes to the meet, just one week removed from a tremendous showing at the NCAA Indoor Championship.
MIT Track & Field Prepares for NCAA Division III ChampionshipCAMBRIDGE, Mass. The MIT mens and womens track & field teams will travel to Greencastle, Ind. this weekend to compete in the NCAA Division III Championship to be held on Friday and Saturday at DePauw University. Both teams enter the meet ranked highly in the National polls and hope to achieve historic success at the Championship. The MIT women come in as the No. 2 team in the latest United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) rankings while the men currently sit at No. 7 in the nation. Seven women and three men will compete, as the teams look to improve on strong performances at last years National Championship, as Tech secured six All-America nods in 2009.
Jones, Morton Among MIT Track & Field Regional Award WinnersCAMBRIDGE, Mass. A pair of MIT track and field student-athletes, along with two Tech coaches, were honored on Tuesday as the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced its regional Athletes and Coaches of the Year. The MIT mens team, which recently captured its 11th New England Division III Indoor Championship, received individual accolades for senior Stephen Morton, head coach Halston Taylor and assistant coach, Katherine Bright. Portia Jones was named the New England Womens Track Athlete of the Year as well.
MIT Track & Field Teams Tune up for NCAA Championship at ECAC MeetNORTHAMPTON, Mass. With the NCAA Division III Indoor Championship just a week away, the MIT mens and womens track and field teams headed to Smith College for the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship meet. The womens squad, who recently moved up to No. 2 in the country, the highest ranking in program history, finished 11th of 43 scoring teams with a limited number of entrants. On the mens side, the No. 11 Engineers complied 16 points among just four scoring competitors, to place 17th overall.
Records Fall for Mens Track & Field at NEICAAA ChampionshipBOSTON, Mass. A week after capturing its 11th New England Division III Championship, the No. 12 ranked MIT mens track & field team took on the top teams across all Divisions at the New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association (NEICAAA) Championship hosted by Boston University. Stephen Morton set yet another Institute record, his sixth overall, and the Engineers also achieved three freshman records, en route to a 21st place finish among 34 teams from across Divisions One, Two and Three.
MIT Wins 11th NCAA New England Division III Indoor ChampionshipLEWISTON, Maine On the strength of five event wins, the MIT mens track and field team captured the NCAA New England Division III Indoor Championship for the 10th time in program history and the first since 2003. Stephen Morton had an outstanding overall day, taking home three individual event titles while setting a pair of Institute records, to help the Engineers dethrone defending New England Champion, Williams College. Tech earned 132.5 points to outlast the Ephs, who finished with 109. Greg Tao and the Distance Medley relay team were also crowned New England Champs.
Mens Track & Field Prepares for New England ChampionshipCAMBRIDGE, Mass. The MIT mens track and field team competed in a pair of meets on either side of the Charles River this weekend, as some of the Tech runners traveled to Boston University for the Valentines Meet while the sprinters and field athletes stayed at home for the second Coed Invitational of the season at the Shobrys and Aronson track. There were a number of impressive individual performances at the two non-scoring meets, as the Engineers prepared themselves for next weekends New England Division III Championship.
Mens Track & Field Bests Williams and Coast GuardCAMBRIDGE, Mass. The MIT mens track & field squad put on an impressive display in taking first place among its three-team home meet on Saturday. The Engineers, who are ranked No. 19 in the USTFCCCA National Rankings, totaled 192.5 points to overcome Williams (136.5) and Coast Guard (47). The Cardinal and Gray claimed victory in five of six field events, as well as both relays.
MIT Claims Win at Bowdoin for Sixth-Straight YearBRUNSWICK, Maine The MIT mens track and field team hit the road for the first time this season, traveling up to Bowdoin College to compete in an Invitational that the Engineers have won for five years in a row. The Cardinal and Gray would be able to extend that streak to six on the strength of victories in eight of the 12 track events and three of six in the field while also capturing second place in nine of the 16 individual events. The Engineers score of 264 total points easily bested runner-up Springfields total of 108.
MIT Hosts First Indoor Invitational of the SeasonCAMBRIDGE, Mass. The MIT mens track and field team hosted the first of two Coed Invitational meets of the Indoor season on Saturday afternoon at the Shobrys and Aronson Track. The Engineers had a number of impressive individual performances in this non-scoring meet while competing against some of the top squads in the New England region. Stephen Morton picked up two of MITs five individual wins in the 55-meter dash and the long jump. The Cardinal and Gray also secured first place in the 4x400 and Distance Medley relays.
Men's Track & Field Opens Season with Win over Bates and ColbyCAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The MIT men's track & field team opened its season with a bang, winning all but one track event while also taking home first place in the long and triple jumps, on its way to a convincing tri-meet victory over Bates and Colby. The Engineers totaled 223.50 team points to easily outscore runner-up Bates, which finished with 125.50. Stephen Morton had an outstanding day for MIT with four event wins.