MIT Finishes 11th in Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup RankingsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the second year in a row MIT placed 11th among all Division III schools in the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA) annual Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. The Engineers’ Institute-best finish once again registered as the highest performance by the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC).
Hannon Garners Academic All-America HonorsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Already an NCAA Elite 88 award recipient, MIT sophomore Kyle Hannon was named to the Capital One Academic All-America Track & Field team on Tuesday, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Hannon, a Third Team selection, becomes the 172nd Academic All-American in Institute history, the third most all-time and tops among Division III schools.
Men’s Track and Field Caps Successful Season at NationalsDELAWARE, Ohio – As a culmination of another successful season that saw the program capture its 11th straight conference title and finish second in New England, the MIT men’s track and field team sent three individuals to the NCAA Division III Championship this past weekend. Tech had entries in the 3000-meter Steeplechase, javelin and hammer throw. All three athletes competed well in their respective events but were unable to score any points in the team standings.
MIT Track & Field Teams Looking to Continue Success at NCAA ChampionshipsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT men’s and women’s track and field teams will send a total of 12 athletes to this weekend’s NCAA Division III Championship, which will be held at Ohio Wesleyan University beginning on Thursday, May 26. The Tech women are ranked No. 3 in the nation entering the meet while the men will look to duplicate their success from 2010, where they finished fourth overall, the highest in program history.
Sobes Becomes Second Tech Student-Athlete Recognized as one of NCAA’s ‘Elite’CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT graduate student and All-American, Vladimir Sobes, was presented with the NCAA’s prestigious Elite 88 Award on Wednesday at the Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championship awards ceremony. Sobes, who carried a perfect 5.0 grade point average throughout his undergraduate career at MIT, joins sophomore Kyle Hannon as winners of the Elite 88 award, presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s 88 championships. Hannon received the distinction at the Indoor Track & Field national meet.
National Cuts and Institute Records Fall at All-New England ChampionshipNEW HAVEN, Conn. – The MIT track and field teams returned to action one week after their thrilling performances at the New England Division III Championship, which resulted in a win and second place-finish for the women and men, respectively. The Engineers took part in the All-New England Championship, competing against teams from across Divisions I, II and III, at Southern Connecticut State over the weekend. The teams focused more on individual qualifications rather than team scores but both fared well in the team standings, with the women placing seventh and the men finishing in 14th.
Tech Places Second at New England Division III ChampionshipCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT men’s track and field team staged a late rally in the final two relay events of the day but were unable to catch Williams College, as Tech finished second at the New England Division III Championship on Saturday evening at the Steinbrenner Track. The meet went well into the evening, after being delay twice due to lightning, before the Ephs were able to secure the team title with a 151-147 advantage over the Cardinal and Gray.
Sixty-six Engineers Named to Spring Academic All-Conference TeamCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) has announced the Academic All-Conference teams for the spring season of the 2010-11 academic year. MIT led the way with 66 student-athletes tabbed for Academic-All Conference honors.
Engineers Capture 11th Straight NEWMAC TitleNEW LONDON, Conn.-- MIT captured its 11th straight New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference Men's Track & Field championship at the United States Coast Guard Academy. The Engineers have won 12 of the 13 men's track & field championships in NEWMAC history.
Duncavage Tabbed with Conference Honors for Second Time this SpringCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – On the heels of an outstanding performance at this weekend’s non-scoring MIT Invitational, sophomore Josh Duncavage was named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Men’s Track Athlete of the Week for the second time this year. Duncavage had previously been honored by the league following Tech’s spring break trip in March.
Track and Field Achieves Regional and National Qualifications at Home InviteCAMRBIDGE, Mass. – MIT hosted its annual Track and Field Spring Invitational on Saturday, welcoming a dozen squads to the Steinbrenner track for a non-scoring meet. Without having to worry about team performance, the Engineers focused more on individual qualifications for the upcoming Championship season.
Strong Individual Performances Not Enough for Team Victory at BatesLEWISTON, Maine – The MIT men’s track and field team traveled to Maine for a meet with Bates College, Colby College and the University of Southern Maine on Saturday. The Engineers competed hard but would ultimately come up short, finishing in second place behind the host Bobcats, 258-241. Southern Maine finished in third with 89 points while Colby placed fourth with 73.
MIT Holds off RPI for Engineer’s Cup TitleCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Hosting the annual Engineer’s Cup at Steinbrenner Track, the MIT men’s track and field team outlasted rival RPI, 180-158.5, to win the competition on Saturday afternoon. The Cambridge Engineers recorded nine events wins but displayed tremendous depth in some of those events to hold on to the team title for the sixth year in a row.
Kyle Hannon Receives Prestigious NCAA Elite 88 AwardCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT sophomore Kyle Hannon was honored with the prestigious Elite 88 award at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championship last month. Hannon, who was part of Tech’s Distance Medley Relay, received the distinction as the student-athlete with the highest grade point average at the National Championship meet.
Track and Field Opens Outdoor Season in CaliforniaSAN DIEGO, Calif. – Hoping to escape the unfavorable early spring conditions in New England, the MIT track & field team traveled to Southern California for a few days of training, followed by a meet at Point Loma Nazarene University on Saturday. Despite not being able to travel with a full roster, both the men and women scored well and turned in quality performances at the meet. The men finished fourth out of 12 teams with 347 points while the women totaled 390, good for third overall.
Welle, Holt-Gosslein Tabbed with NEWMAC Weekly HonorsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. –Seniors Paul Welle and Anna Holt-Gosselin were selected as the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Track Athletes of the Week on Monday. Both runners kicked off the outdoor season with victorious performances in the Husky Invitational hosted by Northeastern University over the weekend.
Tech Earns Five All-America Honors at NCAA Division III ChampionshipCOLUMBUS, Ohio – The MIT men’s and women’s track & field squads traveled to Capital University for the NCAA Division III Indoor Championship over the weekend and had a number of impressive results. On the strength of 14 All-America performances, the women’s team brought home a third place finish while the men placed five on the All-America podium en route to a 28th place standing. This was the third consecutive third place result at Nationals for coach Halston Taylor’s women’s program, as the Engineers were among the top three at this year’s Cross Country Championship and the Outdoor meet in 2010.
National Marks and Program Records Fall for MIT Track & Field at ECAC Division III ChampionshipNEW YORK, N.Y. – With a focus on improving a few individual qualifying marks in the final meet before the National Championship, the MIT men’s and women’s track & field teams traveled to New York for the ECAC Division III Championship over the weekend. A number of individuals met and exceeded expectations and the teams were also able to score well at the meet, with the women taking fifth out of 47 teams and the men placing 37th overall.
MIT Records Quality Performances at NEICAAA ChampionshipBOSTON, Mass. – Coming off a pair of tremendous performances in the NCAA New England Division III Championships, the MIT men’s and women’s track & field teams took part in the All-New England meet held at Boston University over the weekend. The teams’ focus was on national qualifying marks rather than team scoring and the Engineers were able to meet a number of those standards in a very successful weekend.
Men’s Track and Field Wins New England Division III Championship for 12th Time in Program HistorySPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The MIT men’s track and field needed a win in the final relay event to capture the New England Division III Indoor Championship by just two points over Williams College. The Engineers earned their 12th regional title in program history thanks in part to the first-place finish by the 4x800 meter relay in the last race of the day. MIT displayed tremendous depth, winning the title despite taking first place in just three individual events.
Marx, Cooper and Distance Medley Relay Qualify for Nationals at Valentine’s InviteBOSTON, Mass. – In its final weekend of competition before the upcoming New England Division III Championship, the MIT men’s track and field team took part in a pair of local meets. The Engineers were in action at Boston University’s annual Valentine’s Invitational as well as their own home Coed Invite. Both meets were non-scoring competitions, so the focus was on individual Championship qualifying performances.
Tech Picks up Win over Williams and MoravianCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT men’s track and field team welcomed regional rival Williams College as well as Moravian College in a tri-meet on its home track on Saturday. The Engineers picked up wins in nine of 18 events, including all the races between 600 and 3000 meters, to earn 186.5 points and beat out Williams, which finished with 110.
MIT Impressive in a Pair of Invitational Meets Over the WeekendBOSTON, Mass. – The MIT men’s track and field team took on top competition over the weekend at both the Terrier Classic hosted by Boston University, as well as its own home Coed Invitational on Saturday. The Engineers had some quality performances in the two non-scoring meets, including a pair of NCAA Provisional qualifying marks.
Men’s Track and Field Dominates the Field at Springfield InvitationalSPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The MIT men’s track and field traveled to Springfield College over the weekend and displayed great depth en route to a convincing first-place finish out of eight squads at the Springfield Invitational. The Engineers posted an impressive total of 215 points, winning eight of 19 events, to more than double the total of second-place Tufts with 99 points.
Engineers Open Season with Convincing Wins over Bates and ColbyLEWISTON, Maine – The MIT men’s track and field team made the trek up to Bates College to take on the host Bobcats along with Colby College in its season opening meet on Saturday. The Engineers won seven of the 17 events outright for a total of 192 points, compared to 116 for Bates and just 45 for Colby. Kenneth Cooper had an outstanding day for the Cardinal and Gray, earning a pair of second-place finishes with impressive efforts in the shot put and weight throw.
MIT Announces 2010-11 Winter Sport SchedulesCAMBRIDGE, Mass. MIT announced today its team schedules for the 2010-11 winter season. Eleven teams will compete, beginning with the rifle squad, whose season kicks off on October 2. A number of teams, including the mens basketball, mens and womens swimming & diving and mens and womens track & field are coming off extremely successful seasons, which culminated in appearances at their respective NCAA Championships. The womens basketball, mens and womens fencing, squash and mens volleyball schedules were also released.
MIT Ranks Fourth Among All NCAA Institutions in 2010 NCSA Collegiate Power RankingsCHICAGO, Ill. – The National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA) recently announced its eighth annual Collegiate Power Rankings. Following another tremendous year, the Engineers were listed fourth overall in securing their highest ranking in the history of the report. The NCSA Athletic Recruiting’s Collegiate Power Rankings assess the academic and athletics standards of all NCAA athletic programs across the country. The Power Rankings were developed to help prospective student athletes and their families evaluate the particular strengths of the top colleges and universities at the Division I, II and III levels.