February 3, 2012

Engineers Place Third at Battle for Beantown

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT men's track and field team, ranked 14th in the country, competed at the Beantown Classic against Division I foes Harvard University, Boston University and the University of Northeastern on Friday afternoon, finishing third among the four teams with a team score of 93 points. Harvard took first with a score of 191.

Junior Josh Duncavage (Austin, Texas) recorded a personal best in the 200 meters, finishing in 22.35 seconds to take second in the event. Duncavage's time is the sixth-best in Institute history. The junior also posted a season-best time of 6.99 seconds in the 60-meter dash, placing fourth overall.

Sophomore teammate Tyler Singer-Clark (Falmouth, Mass.) improved upon his season best in the 400m, posting a time of 50.32 seconds to finish fourth in the event.

Three different Tech runners were able to post solid times in the 800m, led by freshman Chadd Kiggins (Xenia, Ohio) with a time of 1:56.63. Freshman Sam Parker (Menlo Park, Calif.) and junior Jared Forman (Newton, Mass.) also placed well in the event.

Junior Patrick Marx (Grand Rapids, Minn.) won the 500 meter race with a time of 1:05.36. Sophomore Justin Bullock (Detroit, Mich.) had a season-best time of 4:14.64 in the mile, the 10th-best Division III time on the season.

Senior Nathan Peterson (Kansas City, Mo.) cleared 15-9.00 feet in the pole vault, good for ninth-best in Division III.

Senior Chinedum Umachi (Detroit, Mich.) won the weight throw event with a toss of 61-9.50 feet, good for fourth place on the NCAA performance list.

The Engineers will compete at Boston University's Valentine Invitational next weekend and will also host an invitational meet on Saturday, February 11. Next weekend marks the final competition before the New England Division III championship, which begins on February 17.