Engineers Finish Sixth at All-New England Meet

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT served as the host of the All-New England championship over the weekend, welcoming teams from across the region in Divisions I, II and III to the Steinbrenner Track. The Cardinal and Gray had a number of impressive performances during the meet and finished sixth as a team, the highest finish among Division III squads. Tech had 39 points, bolstered by second-place showings in three events.

Sophomore Tyler Singer-Clark (Falmouth, Mass.) had a personal-best time of 21.62 seconds in the 200 meters to finish second. Singer-Clark was also part of the fifth-place 4x400 meter relay that finished in 3:16.08. Singer-Clark was joined by juniors Daniel Ronde (East Northport, N.Y.) and Patrick Marx (Grand Rapids, Mich.) and freshman Sam Parker (Menlo Park, Calif.).

Senior Benjamin Mattocks (Sharon, Mass.) also had a runner-up performance in the 1500 meters with a time of 3:54.56. Sophomore Justin Bullock (Detroit, Mich.) took seventh in the event in 3:55.55.

Junior Nathan Peterson (Kansas City, Mo.) finished second in the pole vault, as one of two vaulters to clear 16-4.75 feet, missing out on first place on attempts.

Senior Chinedum Umachi (Detroit, Mich.) was fourth in the hammer throw at 184-02 feet. Senior Stephen Serene (Washington, D.C.) had a fifth-place finish in the steeplechase with a solid time of 9:17.33.  

Also in action this weekend, was senior Daniel Harper (Naperville, Ill.), who traveled to the IC4A championship at Princeton University. Harper was looking to lower his time in the 10,000 meters in the hopes of qualifying for the upcoming NCAA Division III championship. Harper did just that, running a personal best 30:07.44, good for second place and 13th on the NCAA qualifying list with one week to go before the field is announced.

MIT will travel to RPI next weekend for the ECAC championship, one final chance to qualify for nationals.