February 6, 2013

MIT Men’s Track and Field Continue to Improve in National Rankings

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In the weekly polls that are released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), the MIT men's track and field team continue to move up the list. The Engineers, who were ranked 16th in the preseason poll, have moved up to 13th in the span of a month.

At the Tufts Stampede this past weekend, MIT finished first out of 20 teams with 162 points, leaving a sizeable gap between them and Williams, who finished in second with 85.5 points. In the 4x400 relay, freshmen Michael Kaba (Jackson, N.J.), Derek Barnes (Coto De Caza, Calif.), Adrian Samsel (Whippany, N.J.) and States Lee (Charlotte, N.C.) broke the MIT freshman record with a time of 3:24.28.

This weekend, the Engineers will split up and attend three different meets. Some athletes will return to Tufts, others will be competing at Boston University and another small group will remain at home for the second MIT Coed Invite of the season.