January 26, 2013

MIT Men's Track and Field Complete Terrier Classic

BOSTON, Mass. - On Saturday afternoon, the No. 15 MIT men's indoor track and field team competed in the Terrier Classic at Boston University, while others stayed at home for the first of two MIT Coed Invites that took place at the Shobrys and Aronson Track. The Engineers walked away from the weekend with a number of good performances under their belts.

Senior Josh Duncavage (Austin, Texas) kicked the weekend off for the Engineers in the first event of the invitational, the 60 meter dash. He completed the event in 52nd place with a time of 7.36, narrowly behind a runner from Southern Maine with a time of 7.35.

The next event was the 400 meters, which saw six Engineers finish within a few seconds of each other. Finishing first for MIT was freshman Michael Kaba (Jackson, N.J.), who came in 26th place with a time of 49.54, setting the new MIT freshman record. He was soon followed by classmates Derek Barnes (Coto De Caza, Calif.) in 31st place with a 49.64 and States Lee (Charlotte, N.C.) in 41st with a 49.80 and junior Tyler Singer-Clark (Falmouth, Mass.) in 48th position in 49.97. Sophomore Nick Diamantoni (Belle Mead, N.J.) and junior Mac Gager (Rye, N.Y.) followed in 57th and 76th place respectively.

In the 1000 meters, junior Justin Bullock (Detroit, Mich.) finished in 16th place with a time of 2:28.77. A few seconds later, freshman Chadd Kiggins (Xenia, Ohio) crossed the line in 25th place in 2:31.04, followed by junior Jay McKenna (Hilliard, Ohio) with a time of 2:34.91, which was good enough for 43rd place.

The Engineers' final event of the weekend was the 4x400 meter relay. The A relay finished in 14th place with a time of 3:18.09 while the B relay crossed the  line in 23rd place with a 3:20.86.

MIT will return to the track on Friday, Feb. 1 when it travels to Medford, Mass. for the Tufts Invitational.