CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – According to the first U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) ranking that was released today, the MIT men's track and field team are ranked 15th in the nation, marginally behind Haverford in 14th and a few points ahead of Wartburg in 16th. The Engineers were ranked 16th in the preseason poll that came out on Jan. 9. MIT is the only institution from the NEWMAC that made it onto the top 25 list.
The Engineers opened their 2013 season at Harvard last weekend when they competed in the Harvard Challenge, finishing in fifth place overall with 43 points, narrowly behind Brown, who ended the weekend with 46 points. MIT's highest finisher was senior Kyle Hannon (Park Ridge, Ill.), who came second in the mile run in 4:13.42, finishing exactly half a second after the first place finisher from Brown.
MIT will participate in the Terrier Classic at Boston University this Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25-26, while some of the team will remain at home to compete in the first of two MIT Coed Invites, the second of which will take place in two weeks.
The next USTFCCCA poll will be released on Wednesday, Jan. 30.